A teenager took part in a 19-hour fundraising video game marathon after hearing about the increase in demand for Primrose Hospice’s services.

Kai Watts, from Bromsgrove, organised the challenge after his mum Lisa told him about all the extra help Primrose is providing the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lisa, a Family Support and Benefits Adviser at Primrose Hospice, said she was proud of Kai for coming up with the idea for the challenge.

After setting up a Facebook Fundraiser, Kai made sure he stocked up on snacks and drinks before playing games such as Overwatch and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 from 3pm to 10am.

After an exhausting 19-hour stint on his Playstation, the teenager was pleased to see his efforts was worth it having raised £355.

Lisa said: ” Well done Kai!! In completing the 19 hours, and raising this amount of money, cannot wait to see what Kai’s next challenge will be. J”

Kai said: “Cheers to everyone who donated, my target was £200, so to reach this amount I was so pleased!”

Primrose Hospice has been experiencing a surge in demand for its services since the start of lockdown.

However, it has had to postpone and cancel fundraising events, purchase new equipment and temporarily close its charity shops too.

Headless Cross is the first shop set to reopen on Saturday, July 4 with safety measures in place to keep shoppers and staff safe.

If you would like more information about organising a fundraiser for Primrose Hospice, email sally@primrosehospice.org.

  • Join Primrose Hospice for The Big Charity Quiz on Friday evening (July 3) from 7.30pm via Zoom. The quiz is free though a donation to the hospice would be appreciated. To take part, email info@primrosehospice.org.


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