GVC duo raise thousands thanks to gaming community
GVC’s Andy Whitworth and Rob Fell have thanked the online gaming community for its generosity after raising £36,000 for charity by successfully completing the Three Peaks Challenge.
The pair will be donating the money to William’s Fund – Duchenne UK, a charity which funds research and treatment of Duchenne, a rare form of muscular dystrophy affecting young boys.
Andy and Rob were part of an 11-strong team who last week scaled three of Britain’s highest peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden, in 23 hours and 46 minutes, squeezing in just under the 24-hour challenge deadline.
Their fundraising efforts were helped by £10,000 from the GVC marketing team, with Red Tiger, Play n Go and Pragmatic Play becoming ‘flag sponsors’.
Representatives from dozens of gaming companies also made donations to the duo’s cause.
Commenting on the challenge, Andy and Rob jointly said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in raising money for what is an incredibly important cause.
“In addition to extremely generous donations from friends and family, it was magnificent to see our gaming industry colleagues donating both personally and corporately.
“The gaming industry is not short of critics, but this goes to show the generosity of spirit of the people that work within it. A sincere thank you from both of us.”
Andy and Rob presented a cheque to Andrew and Jessica Haycock, the parents of two-year old William who is affected by Duchenne, after completing the challenge.
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For more information about Duchenne UK see: https://www.duchenneuk.org/
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