By Kevin Unitt 05/04 Updated: 05/04 11:07
COMPUTER gamers in Leamington are taking part in a non-stop three-day 'Mario Marathon' in aid of charity.
The challenge gets under way at 11am tomorrow (Friday) and is scheduled to end 72 hours later at 11am on Easter Monday (April 9).
The gaming group 'Gaming For Others' hope to play various versions of the iconic Mario games over the three days and will broadcast their efforts live over the Internet.
They will keep playing for as long as the donations roll in so the more donated the longer they will have to keep going.
Darren Keig, one of the organisers, said they were aiming to raise £1,500 or more for SpecialEffect, a charity which helps children with disabilities to enjoy computer games.
He told The Observer: “We hope people tune in to support them, donate and have a laugh at our expense.
“We will be playing through a whole host of Mario games which we feel are some of the greatest games of all time and will include a wonderful array of music.”
Visit www.GamingForOthers.com to find out more about the challenge and view footage of it from tomorrow.
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