THE LOCKDOWN has provided plenty of time for gaming and one teenager has put that to good use – raising hundreds of pounds for the Primrose Hospice by taking part in a 19-hour computer game marathon.
Kai Watts, from Bromsgrove, organised the challenge after his mum Lisa told him about all the extra help the charity was providing the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lisa, a family support and benefits adviser at the hospice, said she was proud of Kai for coming up with the idea
After setting up his Facebook fund-raiser, Kai made sure he stocked up on snacks and drinks before playing games such as Overwatch and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 from 3pm to 10am.
After the exhausting Playstation session, the teenager had successfully generated £355.
Kai said: “Cheers to everyone who donated, my target was £200, so to reach this amount so I was so pleased!”
The Primrose has been experiencing a surge in demand for its services since the start of lockdown but has had to postpone and cancel fund-raising events and the charity has had to purchase extra equipment so it could keep up with the demand for its services.
It has also had to close its charity shops too – the one in Headless Cross is the first one due to reopen today with safety measures in place to keep shoppers and staff safe.
Anyone who wants to organise a fund-raiser for the Primrose Hospice should email email@example.com.