Shefford school children raise £1,900 for charity with 24 hour gaming session

Children from Robert Bloomfield Academy raised £1,900 for Children in Need throught their 24 hour ga

Children from Robert Bloomfield Academy raised £1,900 for Children in Need throught their 24 hour game marathon. Picture: Susan Careem - Credit: Archant

A group of Year 7 students from Shefford’s Robert Bloomfield Academy have raised more than £1,900 for Children in Need, after playing classic and modern games for 24 hours.

Children from Robert Bloomfield Academy raised £1,900 for Children in Need throught their 24 hour ga

Children from Robert Bloomfield Academy raised £1,900 for Children in Need throught their 24 hour game marathon. Picture: Susan Careem - Credit: Archant

Organised by Jack Careem, The 24-hour Gameathon took place on Sunday, October 21 and Monday 22, with seven school friends joining him to play board and electronic games at his home in Meppershall.

Jack’s mum Susan said: “Part of the challenge was not only to stay awake and play the games but to also smash last year’s total of £867.

“Jack and the team have done amazingly well and raised a fantastic final total.”

Charlie Williams, Heidi Elingham, Emma Cornelius, George White, James Wood, Callum Saunders, Finley Hampson and Peter Belisario all took part, with mascot dog Buddy there to support them throughout.

Children from Robert Bloomfield Academy raised £1,900 for Children in Need throught their 24 hour ga

Children from Robert Bloomfield Academy raised £1,900 for Children in Need throught their 24 hour game marathon. Picture: Susan Careem - Credit: Archant

To donate visit justgiving.com/fundraising/24game.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter