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23 Jun 2020

Wow, what a weekend of fundraising!

Simply stunning, and such lockdown ingenuity from so many wonderful people…

Pete @TitansCreed in the UK and Andy @TheBritishAndy in the US came together for the third year to race each other in Sonic games across the ages, raising a whopping £3000 and smashing all previous years' totals.

Gus (@LegendaryAced) hosted a Terraria event for his 31st birthday raising £300, and meanwhile our good friend Eddie Girdler, he of the #HuttonOrbitalRadioTruckers, completed a gruelling 26.35 miles challenge by doing 1.1 miles every hour for 24 hours. He struggled at miles 10 and 11 and was ready to throw in the towel, but thanks to his wife Holly he got through it and managed to complete his mission. "It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done independently. I’ve done military tours but that’s with a regiment. This was hideously tough!" 

Total respect as well to SpecialEffect Ambassador Andrew Wensley of Rare who also did a mile on the hour every hour for 24 hours - through the night and early morning - running a total of 24 miles.

For the second year running RHUL Games Soc held a fantastic 24 hour Quarantine Charity Livestream and raised an astonishing £3,624, smashing their £1,000 target! 

Then there was the wonderful #PartWelsh and brother Lee, both of EA, who organised another fantastic virtual Pub Quiz, raising another huge amount towards our work. You can catch PartWelsh streaming every lunchtime on https:www.twitch.tv/PartWelsh; always a great watch and really interactive. The next Pub Quiz is planned for Sunday 26 July, pop it in your diary!

And finally, it’s Cokethorpe School’s Charity Week all this week and they have loads of activities planned.

The support we’re receiving through lockdown has been and continues to be incredible. And very, very appreciated!

Below: A few of our fantastic fundraising heroes (clockwise from top): PartWelsh, Pete and Andy, RHUL Games Soc, Andrew Wensley and Eddie Girdler

Montage of five fundraising images

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