Play Games for 24 Hours and Raise Money for Charity

By Kim Snaith on at

Finally, there's a actual valid reason to stay in your pyjamas for a whole day, not move from your designated gaming armchair and gorge on fast food while you refuse to let go of your controller. Macmillan Game Heroes is asking you to play video games for 24 hours all in the name of raising money for charity.

Macmillan's official date for the Game Heroes event is 20-21st May, but they're inviting you to hold your event whenever you like throughout the year.

The official website gives a few ideas of what you could do for your own event – whether you decide to sit and play through a full series of games on your own, or if you gather some friends around to host your own tournament. There's plenty of tools available to help you arrange and fundraise for an event, too.

Macmillan is an important and worthwhile charity too, so I can't think of a better excuse to shut out the outside world and get in some quality gaming time. The cancer support charity, Macmillan support people affected by cancer from the moment they're diagnosed throughout treatment and beyond. Macmillan nurses offer invaluable support to sufferers, and any money raised for the charity means they're able to reach more people across the country.

People who have already held their Game Heroes events have so far raised a total of £2,585.13. If you want to get involved and arrange your own gaming marathon in the name of fundraising, everything you need is available on the Macmillan website.