Game on for 24 hour charity marathon as Southport gamers raise funds for Claire House

A GROUP of kind-hearted video gamers took over a Southport hotel for a twenty-four-hour gaming spree for Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Four gamers, led by Southport man Cori Rimmer, grabbed their joysticks and set about their mammoth fundraising challenge at the Prince of Wales Hotel – helping to raise over £500 in the process for Claire House.

They were supported by a number of local businesses including Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Papa John’s and Avon.

Speaking to the Champion, organiser Cori said: “The fundraiser itself attracted a brilliant turnout!

“We had four gamers including my friends Ryan, Luke and Michael – it was just a gamers paradise!

“We were constantly gaming for the full 24 hours and we survived on fizzy drinks to keep us going.

“We played a different variety of games to keep us busy throughout the time we were there and I found myself  jumping from game station to game station every so often!

“Hopefully our final total surpasses £500 and there is already talk of turning this into an annual event – each year we want to make this even bigger and better!

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all that turned up and gamed – it was a long hard night but we did it and aced it!

“I wanted to raise money for Claire house as it’s such a great charity and they do amazing work for children and young adults.”