Gaming event offers bargains for a great cause

29 February 2016
Gaming fans at Canterbury College got their hands on some bargains while supporting Demelza.

The charity joined forces with students on the college’s media course to run the four-day on-campus gaming event on 23-26 February.

Stalls stacked with donated consoles, games, branded t-shirts and toys proved a big hit, and students paid a donation to have a go at retro games including Space Invaders.

The event raised a total of £3,500 to help Demelza care for life-limited and life-threatened children in Kent, South East London and East Sussex.

“This is the third year students have worked with us on the event as part of their studies, and they are brilliant, really supportive of Demelza,” said Demelza’s Shops Operations Manager, Rachel Stead, who visits the college to talk about the charity’s work.

“Thanks must also go to Debbie Baumback, manager of our Whitstable charity shop, who collects donated gaming items all year and makes sure everything is safety-tested and working.”

Course lecturer Stuart Dodd said: “It is an absolute honour to do this for Demelza, a charity very close to my heart. I am incredibly proud of the students for all their hard work and dedication.”