Game on for Mind
October 22, 2018
By: Jenna Rachid
Staff from the tech company 15below completed a sponsored gameathon to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.
According to The Argus, 14 employees played video games, board games and card games for 24 hours and managed to collect £3500 for the charity in the process.
Allen Parish, a System Engineer and one of the fundraiser organisers, said: ‘I am extremely proud of everyone who took part and very grateful to everybody who donated and helped us smash our £2,000 target.’
Cyclist, Leigh Timmis, has broken the European record for crossing Europe on a bike as part of his mission to raise both awareness of mental health and funds for the charity, MQ.
The cyclist from Derby, who has struggled with depression, completed the 4,000 mile challenge in 16 days and 10 hours, the BBC reports.
The experience was ‘incredibly difficult,’ said Leigh, telling the BBC he believes this achievement has helped his mental health.
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