How does playing video games for 24-hours straight sound to you? Sure, it can be tiring and does take loads of stamina to see it through to the finish line, but it’s also a whole lot of fun. And if you add to it the ability to support an amazing cause while you’re doing it then it makes the day even more memorable.
Every February I take part in an annual gaming marathon called GameBlast for SpecialEffect. This UK-based charity puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games, using technology including modified joypads and eye-control software. Levelling the playing-field in this way isn’t only for entertainment: it has a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation. It means everyone can come together and experience the joy of gaming.
I signed up to become a volunteer in…
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