Synectics Gaming Marathon #3

Another year means another gaming marathon at Synectics Solutions (#3 so far!) and for the first time (and in less than 12 hours now!) I take on the challenge by spending 24 hours gaming – all in order to try and raise some money for a charity that is close to mine and many others hearts, the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. You can support me by donating through JustGiving at – if you want to see our Synectics team effort please visit the team page at

Thank you to those who have already donated, it means a lot! So far as I write this, I’ve raised £75 of my £100 target which is great considering this is prior to the event! If you haven’t already please donate. If not for me or the challenge, just for the DMH, who help so many people and so many families in times when they need it most. If you are not aware of who the Dougie Mac are or what they do, please view their website

I will hopefully be streaming through my twitch page, and will also be doing some streaming throughout the day and night (if anyone’s awake!) over Facebook to report how we’re all doing. There will be 20+ participants in the challenge this year, some others will be streaming throughout the day and night so if you don’t particularly want to sponsor me but want to support someone else for the cause then that’s great too! Check out the team just giving page. Please note as well that other participants are raising money for the Alzheimers society which is another great cause – more information can be found out about them here – 

I will be playing a mixture of games between the PS4 console and the PC and keeping myself awake on plenty of coffee and plenty of snacks! I will mainly be playing on GTA V on the PC but will be playing other games throughout the event (likely FIFA, Destiny, Watch Dogs 2, + more) – I know there are also going to be some challenges this year so that will be fun to take part in, as if gaming for 24 hours isn’t challenging enough!

If you would like to join me during the event, feel free – I could use the company! My STEAM, GTA V and PS4 gamertags are all ‘MrNiallyD’ and/or you can join me on my Discord server at

This years marathon will take place on 26th October at 10am.

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Remember: Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never share them with anyone or send you unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. They’ll make sure Gift Aid (an additional 25%) is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer, too. That means more money goes to the charity, faster, with JustGiving.

You could also make a cash donation/bank transfer to me and/or directly to the charity if this is preferred. If you would like your donation to be counted as sponsoring for the event, then please let me know and I can input the information to the justgiving page so we can see a live total. You will also be able to donate £1 – £10 via SMS message – information to make donations via other methods than justgiving will be given on request.

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