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by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:08 am

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It's that time again folks, Sick Kids Save Point is BACK!

Yes, Sick Kids Save Point VII will be taking place on the weekend of 15th/16th of October. Once more gamers around the UK will be dedicating themselves to 24 hours of gaming, all in the name of raising money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Last year we raised an amazing £3194 between us and I think we can beat that this year.

So what is Sick Kids Save Point?
Well if you've been paying attention you may have noticed several members taking part in something called Sick Kids Save Point. This is a charity event that's been running for the past seven years to raise money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, which in turn helps supply facilities and equipment (Amongst other things) for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

The Sick Kids Save Point event is very simple. You game for 24 hours, while people sponsor you. That's where we raise our money and have a damn good time while we're at it. What you play and how you play it are entirely up to yourself. This years event is on 14th-16th October, so there's plenty of time to prepare and raise cash!

Our History with Sick Kids Save Point
GRcade has historically supported Sick Kids Save Point and over the past few years quite a few members have taken part.

In 2014 SlayerX, Dig Dug and myself raised over £500 between us.
Prior to that NBK had taken part in a couple of events, including his infamous "Bad games marathon".
Wuijibobo also carried the torch himself for a year.

Our biggest success though came last year. We had a fantastic turn out and thanks to everyone's help we raised almost £3200. This was an astonishing figure and a huge part of that came from SlayerX securing a mammoth £1800 donation from his employer!

NBK has something of a personal reason for wanting to help so I'll let him tell you about that here.

NBK wrote:Hello all, if you're reading this then you already have my thanks. As Cheeky Devlin has mentioned, I have a very special connection with SKSP: it provides support to the hospital that helps my family and allows me to help it in return by doing something that I love.

My son has recently started attending a specialist language class at a local primary school and, while he's doing brilliantly now, it wasn't always like that. A lot of the improvement seen in him is down to the continued support that we receive from the hospital and the wonderful staff that work there.

This place has been my home for a hell of a long time and I've seen a lot of good come out of it. It'd be great if some of you were up for joining Team GR, taking part and spreading the word of what has to be one of the most awesome fund raising events out there :)

Play games, help kids. It's as simple as that.

Team! [/consolevania]


So how does it work?

This year things are going to be a little bit different from before. The team have moved away from JustGiving and are instead using Charity Donation website everydayhero.co.uk. There is a Sick Kids Save Point campaign page which we will all sign up to as supporters, creating individual pages. We can also group together to form a team, which lets us keep track of how much we've raised in total, while still letting us have our own individual pages. I've already set up a Team page for us.

We no longer have the text message donation function. Donations can only be made by credit/debit card to our individual pages or through the team page which lets the person making the donation choose who to give it to. The website claims to support donations by cash/bacs and Paypal but when I checked my donation page it only listed credit/debit cards so I'll look into this.

So to boil it down.

Visit http://everydayhero.co.uk/event/sksp and click "Start Fundraising"
Set up your individual fundraising page.
Join the GRcade Team by visiting https://sksp.everydayhero.com/uk/grcade and clicking "Join Team"!


Alright I'm in. Now what?

Very simply there are three things each participant needs to do.

1 - State in the thread that you are going to take part, along with how much money you think you can raise. I'll update the Target on our JG page to reflect the total.
2 - Go out and get your donations! We've got just over three months till the event so there's plenty of time.
3 - Between the 14th and 16th of October, play games for 24 hours!

So now you can start thinking about what you're going to be doing come the actual event!
Will you be playing games with a theme (E.g. Bad games)? Will you be setting yourself a challenge (Play and finish as many as possible)? Will you be live streaming? Will you get some mates involved and do nothing but couch co-op for 24 hours?
The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and game collection.

Tell me more!!!!
Here's some links you might find useful...

What is Sick Kids Save Point?
This is the charity that SKSP raises money for.
Sick Kids Friends Foundation - Sponsor Form

The GRcade SKSP Thread for 2015
Cheeky's 2015 SKSP Playlist - The FULL 24 Hours


Finally....
The success of this lies solely with us. This is an opportunity for GRcade to do something with a potentially massive positive impact on the lives of thousands of Children. Your support could mean the difference between us raising a small amount of money or a life-changing amount of money.

Participants & Targets
If you want to take part just say so in the thread, along with your individual target!

Cheeky Devlin £150
SlayerX - £150
Roonmastor -

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups
by Slayerx » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:31 am

As discussed I'm in for the 14th and I'll aim personally to raise £150 and I'll be speaking to my employer again :)

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups
by Roonmastor » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:49 am

In again this year

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups
by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:56 am

Glad to hear it Roon!

I'm really hopeful that we can beat what we raised last year. With any luck we'll get more participants as well.

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:52 pm

Ok, so there's only three of us so far. I'm not going to lie, this post is just a sneaky way to bump the thread. :shifty:

Surely there are more people out there that want to take part!

EDIT: Just tweeted @SKSavepoint to see what the plan is for fundraising this year. It looks like we may be using a different site and not JustGiving, so at the moment that aspect is a bit up in the air. As soon as I have more concrete information on how that's going ahead I'll update the OP. Hopefully wherever it ends up we'll still have the textgiving functionality as that was really helpful. Especially for cornering friends and getting them to donate then and there! :twisted:

EDIT: EDIT: Updated the title to try and draw more people in.

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups - "Won't somebody please, think of the children!"
by Pedz » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:37 pm

I'd love to take part, but I wouldn't be able to raise money, and I wouldn't be able to do a 24 game run.

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups - "Won't somebody please, think of the children!"
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:14 am

Pedz wrote:I'd love to take part, but I wouldn't be able to raise money, and I wouldn't be able to do a 24 game run.

Boo! How come?

I was hoping for a weekend long Twitch stream between us.

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups - "Won't somebody please, think of the children!"
by Pedz » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:38 am

Kids would be in the way for a start and I don't think I would stay awake for 24 hours.

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups - "Won't somebody please, think of the children!"
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:36 am

Pedz wrote:Kids would be in the way for a start and I don't think I would stay awake for 24 hours.

Get them involved. (Not necessarily for the full 24 hours) :D

Also it's easier than you think to stay awake that long. You'll be knackered by the end of it, and I was nodding off in my last hour of Battlefront last year, but it's great fun. :D

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Stage 1: Sign Ups - "Won't somebody please, think of the children!"
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:56 pm

Hey guys! So Tom and the guys at the Sickkidssavepoint.com have officially launched this years campaign!

There are a couple of differences to the fundraising from previous years to mention.

JustGiving has been given the chop and replaced by everydayhero.co.uk.
As with last year there is a main Sick Kids Save Point "Event" that tallies up all the donation in one big pot. The difference is that within that event we can form teams of individual members. So we will all have our own individual pages (Which should be popular with some) but we will also be able to group up in to a GRcade Team, which lets us see exactly how much we've raised together. This is a cool change and one that I'm happy about.

However....

We no longer have the text message donation function. Donations can only be made by credit/debit card to our individual pages or through the team page which lets the person making the donation choose who to give it to. The website claims to support donations by cash/bacs and Paypal but when I checked my donation page it only listed credit/debit cards so I'll look into this.

So to boil it down.

Visit http://everydayhero.co.uk/event/sksp and click "Start Fundraising"
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Join the GRcade Team by visiting https://sksp.everydayhero.com/uk/grcade and clicking "Join Team"!

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PostRe: Sick Kids Save Point 2016 - Officially Launched! Come Sign Up For 24 Hour Gaming!
by Slayerx » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:30 am

Joined just pending approval.

Not a fan of the site even the join up process was a little intrusive.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:05 am

Team membership approved! Just waiting on Roon now.

Can anyone else interested in taking part please let me know in the thread. I'd expected more participants than we've had so far. :cry:

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by jiggles » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:07 am

I'm game, but... I don't know if I'd have much success raising donations for a Scotland-only charity here. "Helping sick kids" is an easy sell, but "helping sick kids in Scotland" is probably going to raise questions as to why it couldn't be a local charity.

Or is the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh like the primary centre for sick children for the whole UK? My neighbour's 1 year old was in the children's intensive care unit in Belfast recently and I think she mentioned some other family there had to have their daughter airlifted to Scotland before.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:27 pm

Glad to hear you're up for it Jiggles! :D

Don't worry about how much you can raise. Anything is great, even if it's only a few quid. But I think most people would be perfectly fine with it. Especially family and friends.

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by BID0 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:59 pm

I am hoping to join in next year, but like jiggles that charity is a problem for me being in England and for anyone looking to raise money online to a worldwide audience. I have been think about raising for this, Child's Play which is similar but worldwide (but still doesn't cover my area :lol: ) and then Great Ormond St. Hospital for near me. The problem is from what I can find out, none of the charities will back you/advertise your event if you don't give them 100% of the proceeds :(

Good luck to everyone taking part :mrgreen:

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:03 pm

BID0 wrote:I am hoping to join in next year, but like jiggles that charity is a problem for me being in England and for anyone looking to raise money online to a worldwide audience. I have been think about raising for this, Child's Play which is similar but worldwide (but still doesn't cover my area :lol: ) and then Great Ormond St. Hospital for near me. The problem is from what I can find out, none of the charities will back you/advertise your event if you don't give them 100% of the proceeds :(

Good luck to everyone taking part :mrgreen:

It'd be great to have you BID0 (Even if it is next year). :D

If people don't want to donate because it's for a Scottish Hospital (Though what difference that makes I don't know. Great Ormond St is a London based Hospital and they get donations all the time from all over the place) then that's up to them. We can't force them to donate if they don't want to. I think it's a bit disappointing that some people might think like that, but it's up to them.

I understand that you would be more likely to get donations for a local charity, as people can see that more readily in their daily lives, but I don't think you would struggle to get donations from friends, family and work colleagues, regardless of where it's based.

Like I said to Jiggles, it really doesn't matter how much we raise individually. Whether it's £5 or £500, it's all money that goes to helping out. While it would be fantastic to beat last years amount, I'm really not bothered if we do or not, as it's all about having fun and raising what we can.

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by BID0 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:28 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:
BID0 wrote:I am hoping to join in next year, but like jiggles that charity is a problem for me being in England and for anyone looking to raise money online to a worldwide audience. I have been think about raising for this, Child's Play which is similar but worldwide (but still doesn't cover my area :lol: ) and then Great Ormond St. Hospital for near me. The problem is from what I can find out, none of the charities will back you/advertise your event if you don't give them 100% of the proceeds :(

Good luck to everyone taking part :mrgreen:

It'd be great to have you BID0 (Even if it is next year). :D

If people don't want to donate because it's for a Scottish Hospital (Though what difference that makes I don't know. Great Ormond St is a London based Hospital and they get donations all the time from all over the place) then that's up to them. We can't force them to donate if they don't want to. I think it's a bit disappointing that some people might think like that, but it's up to them.

I understand that you would be more likely to get donations for a local charity, as people can see that more readily in their daily lives, but I don't think you would struggle to get donations from friends, family and work colleagues, regardless of where it's based.

Like I said to Jiggles, it really doesn't matter how much we raise individually. Whether it's £5 or £500, it's all money that goes to helping out. While it would be fantastic to beat last years amount, I'm really not bothered if we do or not, as it's all about having fun and raising what we can.

Yeah you're right it shouldn't matter. Sorry I didn't mean to sound like one charity was worth more than another, that's not what I meant. I just think it would, like people are more likely to donate to a Cancer/Heart charity if they've had close family suffer from those conditions etc.

I would think I could raise more for SKSP for example if I raised for both them and Great Ormond and split the donations 50/50 than just raising for SKSP on their own. Maybe I am wrong. The only way I can do this from looking the last few years is to manage the money myself which obviously isn't a good idea :lol: and the alternative to that is making donation pages for each charity which would then not be split evenly amongst who I would be supporting.

I just wondered if anyone knew of a donation page that could split the total between more than a single charity?

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:39 pm

BID0 wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:
BID0 wrote:I am hoping to join in next year, but like jiggles that charity is a problem for me being in England and for anyone looking to raise money online to a worldwide audience. I have been think about raising for this, Child's Play which is similar but worldwide (but still doesn't cover my area :lol: ) and then Great Ormond St. Hospital for near me. The problem is from what I can find out, none of the charities will back you/advertise your event if you don't give them 100% of the proceeds :(

Good luck to everyone taking part :mrgreen:

It'd be great to have you BID0 (Even if it is next year). :D

If people don't want to donate because it's for a Scottish Hospital (Though what difference that makes I don't know. Great Ormond St is a London based Hospital and they get donations all the time from all over the place) then that's up to them. We can't force them to donate if they don't want to. I think it's a bit disappointing that some people might think like that, but it's up to them.

I understand that you would be more likely to get donations for a local charity, as people can see that more readily in their daily lives, but I don't think you would struggle to get donations from friends, family and work colleagues, regardless of where it's based.

Like I said to Jiggles, it really doesn't matter how much we raise individually. Whether it's £5 or £500, it's all money that goes to helping out. While it would be fantastic to beat last years amount, I'm really not bothered if we do or not, as it's all about having fun and raising what we can.

Yeah you're right it shouldn't matter. Sorry I didn't mean to sound like one charity was worth more than another, that's not what I meant. I just think it would, like people are more likely to donate to a Cancer/Heart charity if they've had close family suffer from those conditions etc.

I would think I could raise more for SKSP for example if I raised for both them and Great Ormond and split the donations 50/50 than just raising for SKSP on their own. Maybe I am wrong. The only way I can do this from looking the last few years is to manage the money myself which obviously isn't a good idea :lol: and the alternative to that is making donation pages for each charity which would then not be split evenly amongst who I would be supporting.

I just wondered if anyone knew of a donation page that could split the total between more than a single charity?

That's cool man. I knew what you meant. :D

But yeah I think the only way for us to split it amongst two different charities would be for you to manage the money yourself. Like you said, two donation pages means you wouldn't get an even split. I get where you're coming from though and I understand. If you feel you can join in then great, if not that's cool as well. Just let us know if you do end up doing your own thing and we'll help out as much as we can.

In unrelated news we've had one donation so far. My mate kicked us off with £25 so we're on our way at least.

I'm still looking for more participants, so anyone who is interested in joining us, have a read of the OP and sign up!

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by Roonmastor » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:22 pm

I've made a page, but its more placeholder than anything else at the moment. The important thing is making it clear that I am officially in. I'm just wondering what I'll end up playing this year.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:39 pm

Roonmastor wrote:I've made a page, but its more placeholder than anything else at the moment. The important thing is making it clear that I am officially in. I'm just wondering what I'll end up playing this year.

Nice. I've approved your request to join the team (Assuming it was you :shifty: ).

I'm not entirely sure what I'm gonna do this year. Super Metroid and Sonic The Hedgehog (I'll get past Labyrinth Zone this year if it kills me) will be on there for certain, but beyond that I'm not sure. It'll probably be console games again so I'll see what I'm playing nearer to the time.

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