COLLAR & ELBOW columnist Chris Pilkington sure does like to keep busy.
Not content with spending hours churning out great wrestling articles and voicing his opinions about the grap game to anyone that will listen on Twitter, he’s now got something else to sink his teeth into … a 24 hour wrestling game marathon in aid of a charity very close to his heart.
‘Sick Kids Save Point’ is being held between 12th-14th October 2012 to raise money for The Sick Kids Friends Foundation, which supports the work of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The Hospital receives over 100,000 children through its doors each year from all over the country, and money raised from this event will go towards providing:
- Extra comforts, which make time in hospital better for children
- Extra medical equipment
- Support for sick children who are cared for in the Community
- Funding for extra training and research.
Now in its third year, in 2011 the initiative smashed through the target of £10,000 – in fact doubling it and raising a whopping £21,000. Chris now hopes that he will be able to play a small part in raising even more this year.
“I’m thinking of perhaps doing a 24 hour stint of Total Extreme Warfare, which is a wrestling management sim” says Chris. “It’s a cool game as it allows you to take on the role of a wrestling promoter, making the decisions to push your company to the top of the industry and dealing with the backstage politics, TV deals – and prima donna superstars.
It would be really great to have some suggestions from the readers of Collar & Elbow and to make the whole thing interactive via Twitter – for example, I’d definitely like to hear suggestions as to which wrestlers I should sign.
Due to work commitments I’m going to be starting the marathon a little late – starting it on the morning of Sunday 13th October and playing right through the night to the Monday morning. My personal target is £300 and I’d really appreciate some sponsorship from our readers to help me reach this”.
You heard the man – get involved now and help support this great cause. To sponsor Chris and help The Sick Kids Friends Foundation, head to his Justgiving page now, and let him know your #sksp suggestions by tweeting him @Pilkingtron.