University of Sheffield roleplaying society fundraising for charity with 24 hour gameathon

A picture of a toy dragon amongst a pile of Dungeon's and Dragons die.
27 February 2020

The University of Sheffield’s roleplaying society is aiming to raise over £1000 for charity through a 24-hour gameathon. 

The Not Only Dungeons and Dragons Society (NoDDSoc) is hosting the event, which starts at 10am on the 29 February in the Student’s Union, to raise money for Asperger’s Children and Carers Together (ACCT).

The event will bring together NoDDSoc, as well as the Anime, Wargames, and Board Gaming societies, and is expected to have a turnout of around 150 people.

Felix Beever, 19, Sheffield, the Social Secretary for NoDDSoc, said: “It’s just a fact that a large proportion of the people in these communities are affected by mental health, in particular, autism spectrum conditions.”

“Last year, we raised nearly £1000 for charity, and we’re hoping to break that total this year.”

The activities running during the event include a raffle, screenings of different anime programmes, a bake sale, and roleplaying games running for the full 24 hours. There will also be a £3 entry fee to help reach the fundraising goal.

Beever said: “I’m personally most excited for the quiz, I might be slightly biased since I’m running it, but it’s going to be great.”

Alex ‘Wolfie’ Wolfe, 24, Sheffield, the Gamemaster and Nationals Coordinator for NoDDSoc, said: “Everyone is welcome to come along and have fun, and you don’t have to be a member.”

Beever added: “This has been a yearly thing for a while, but it’s been my first time organising it. I’m very excited.”

“I think it’s going to go well. Hopefully it’ll be bigger and better than before.”

To find out more information about how to take part in the event, you can visit their Facebook page

Written by Catherine Lewis

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