Game 2 Cure is the ultimate gaming challenge for charity, where the challenge is to continuously game for 12 hours, in recognition of the 12 children and young people who are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.
Graham decided to take on Game 2 Cure for his birthday weekend, and invited family, friends and workmates to donate and watch along on Twitch. He initially set himself a £350 fundraising target, but quickly surpassed that. At the end of his 12 hour challenge he’d ended up raising an amazing £633. We caught up with Graham to find out why he decided on Game 2 Cure, and how he found his challenge.
What made you choose to take on Game 2 Cure?
The idea of Game 2 Cure really appealed to my inner gamer! From a young age, I’ve gotten a lot of joy from playing video games. It started with my Dad’s Atari 2600, before we eventually got a Commodore 64 and then an Amiga – I have so many great memories associated with those classic machines. These days I’m most likely to load up my PlayStation, when time allows between work and parenting duties.
When I came across Game 2 Cure, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to raise money for an amazing cause. I was blown away by the generosity people showed, both in terms of their donations and their time – a handful of friends lasted the whole night, cheering me on via Twitch comments.