Whilst growing up, one of the biggest impacts on my earlier years was a little anime called Pokemon, heard of it? Whether it was waking up extra early to watch Pokemon on SM:TV Live Saturday morning, going to school and playing with the trading cards or playing the legendary games Blue and Red. It's safe to say it played a massive part in my childhood xD. So turn forward time to just under a year ago, when a guy comes into the Ning chat, and announces a little project he has going with a few friends. Now the chat is a hectic place, and not many people read the message. But I did. The idea was simple and genius. After checking out their project, I loved it.
The project involved a group of students playing Pokemon games on webcam for 96 hours straight. The way in which they rasied money was simple, they would ask people to donate cash to their chosen cause - which was the Japanese Earthquake disaster - and then - including a bunch of other nerdfanstic things - name their team with suggestions made by the donors or which Pokemon to capture next. They had a rather ambitous and ominous target of £2000 to reaching within their given time.
Annnnnd they doubled it. Amazing total for a group of students and a few Pokemon games right? Well this year they are back, and doing it all over again! This time they have chosen the Red Cross as their chosen charity to help. The events start 7PM (GMT) on April 3rd and will run all the way until 7PM April 7th. So I recommend you check out their shiny new website here for more information and the trailer for the event here. On April 3rd, I will be watching, it was a riot last time, and hope you guys will too! All donations would be gratefully received, but if you can’t then no worries! It is still a brilliant event which is worth a watch!
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