Harry’s Game Shack, the biggest gaming venue in the North East, has raised £1300 for Sunderland Alzheimer’s Society after hosting a 12-hour charity gameathon. 

The gameathon at Harry’s Game Shack, found above Geeky’s in Sunderland City Centre, had participants gaming solidly from 8pm until 8am the following morning, doing so all for charity.

Alzheimer’s Society, provides information and support to people with dementia, their families and carers. Services that they provide in Sunderland are a Dementia Support Worker, Peer Support groups, Carers’ meetings, Dementia Cafes, Befriending Service, Singing for the Brain and a Day Support Centre.

Rob Davison, Owner of Geeky’s and Harry’s Game Shack said:

“We wanted to raise money for this organisation because we are very aware of the difficulties of living with dementia, a cause very dear to my heart. My mother has Alzheimer’s, and I know how hard it can be seeing a loved one go through this debilitating disease, and the difficulty in getting help to look after them.

Sunderland Alzheimer’s Society has done so much to help my mother and so many other families with the services they provide. I’m so proud that everyone involved in the gameathon has come together with us to help raise so much money and m

Entry to the gameathon was £10 per person, with all the fees going to Sunderland Alzheimer’s Society. As well as the entry fee each participant had a sponsor form to collect their own sponsorship money.

One of those who took part, Scott Vincent, managed to raise £250 in sponsorships. Scott said:

“The charity event at Harry’s Game Shack was amazing! The atmosphere and the people taking part were fantastic. They really did make made it a fun night, and what makes it all better was knowing it was all for a great cause.

“It was incredibly tiring, but all those years of gaming finally paid off to help me through the night.”

Harry Knott, Manager at Harry’s Game Shack said:

“It’s been amazing to see such huge support from our customers for this event – we didn’t expect to be fully booked out for the charity gameathon within days!

I’ve taken part in a couple gameathons myself and I know how difficult and mentally exerting it can be to complete. Everyone who took part of should be incredibly proud of themselves. Hopefully we can do something like this again soon, and we’ll aim to raise even more money the next time.”

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To find out more about more about Alzheimer’s Society visit: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

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