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24-hour Gameathon to raise money for Children in Need

13 November 2015

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Students and staff at Abertay University will undertake a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children in Need from this Friday (13 November).

This is the third Abertay Gameathon and each year has been a major success, with over £3000 raised for Children in Need last year.

The gamers are hoping to beat that target this year – and have doubled the number of spaces with 100 staff and students expected to take part and raise money for the good cause.

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Dr Paul Robertson, Abertay University Lecturer, said:

“The Abertay game development community is very active and engaged, and the annual 24-hour Gameathon for Children in Need is a brilliant example of this.

“It might sound a bit frivolous, but it’s a major undertaking to play games for such a long period of time! Children in Need is such a great cause, so we’re delighted to be taking part.”

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Iain Smart, Abertay student and one of the organisers, said:

“On Children in Need night, we want to show the world that hackers, gamers, computer programmers and assorted geeks can use our skills to do some good.

“We are going to put our heroic ability to stay up all night and play games to good use to raise money for kids that need a helping hand.”

Contributions can be made through the event’s JustGiving page.

The event can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter. The Twitter hashtag is #AbertayCINGameathon

The 24-hour Gameathon runs from 6pm on Friday 13 November to 6pm on Saturday 6pm.


For media enquiries please contact Kirsty Cameron T: 01382 308 935 M: 07972 172 158 E:

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