A little while ago we mentioned on Twitter that we were sponsoring the LSUCS Charity LAN, to be held around Valentine’s Day, and today we’d like to tell you a little more about how everything went down!
LAN attendees, their families and friends and charitable strangers online worked together to raise an incredible amount of money for deserving disability charities. £2500 was raised for SpecialEffect, a charity for gamers with disabilities, and £850 was raised in support of Action For Kids, which helps children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. So the Charity LAN was a big success, with all of the various fundraising efforts producing £3350 in donations to the two gaming charities.
The biggest single fundraising activity came as a LSUCS member raised £850 by himself by having his head shaved (having started with hair past his shoulders).
The Keyboard Company took part by donating a Filco Majestouch-2 keyboard, three Silver Storm antimicrobial mice, 5 Flex keyboards, 100 of our famous beer mats and a Raspberry Pi computer. The Pi was used to run a typing challenge, with the highest score winning the keyboard at the end of it. The winner was Dan Cohen, the technical officer of the LSUCS committee! With each attempt costing a small fee, around £100 was raised for charity.
Thanks to the LSUCS committee for running the Charity LAN, the attendees and of course the hundreds of members and non-members that made donations to the cause over the three day event.
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