Spalding gamer Nick’s 24-hour charity challenge

Nixk Perkins ANL-160321-140855001
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Most of us know of the wonderful work that the Macmillan nurses do for cancer sufferers.

Many have first-hand experience of the support they give, be it emotionally, medically or physically.

Spalding manNick Perkins (29) has decided that, on Sunday, it’s his turn to show Macmillan how grateful we all are for the important job that they do.

That’s why the self-employed courier will be taking the challenge of a 24 hour stay-awake and gaming marathon as part of Macmillan’s ‘Game Changers’ fundraiser.

As an avid gamer, Nick thinks it’s time for the on-screen tests and trials to become more than just a personal challenge – that’s why he’s raising funds via JustGiving for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The former Spalding Grammar and High School student said: “I dare say most of us have been affected by cancer at some point in our lives.

“I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for a while, to make a difference.

“For me, it’s the effect the illness has had on my family, my grandparents, and my friend, Co, who passed away in her twenties. I’m doing this for them.”

He’ll be using a variery of games on his PlayStation 4, 
including top titles such as Destiny and The Division, as well as some lesser-known arcade games and is also asking for suggestions on his Facebook page.

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