A REDDITCH gamer has set himself a marathon challenge to raise money for a cancer support charity.
William Worrall of Oakenshaw will be undertaking a 24-hour gaming marathon, playing more than 18 different computer games this Sunday (June 5).
He wants to raise at least £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support the charity which helps people all over the country cope with living with cancer.
William, who has autism, hopes to raise awareness of the different ways people can get involved with raising money for charity.
The 23-year-old said: “I chose this event because I felt it was something I could do better than a run or a bake sale. This is some thing I can really put my skills to good use for.
“Having autism means interacting with people in real life can be a bit stressful for me, whereas doing this challenge is something I can do to contribute in my own way.
“It’s something very personal to me and I jumped at the chance to help once I heard about Macmillan’s Game Changers campaign.”
Macmillan Game Changers organise 24-hour gaming marathons all over the country.
William will also be live streaming his challenge on the Twitch.tv website at twitch.tv/mizushinzui for all the world to see during the 24 hour period.
To help William reach his goal visit http://bit.ly/1P8mupV .