Fletching and Burgess Hill gamers to hold 24 hour live stream for NHS and Stop Hate UK
Two ex-Oathall Community College students will be playing Resident Evil for 24 hours on YouTube this summer to raise money for charity.
Luke de la Nougerede, from Fletching, and Nathan Gibbard, from Burgess Hill, decided to revive their 16-year-old Youtube channel in 2020, raising more than £13,300 for The Healthcare Workers Union and Stop Hate UK from their community of viewers.
This summer, they plan to recreate this with Nathan’s younger sister joining them too.
Luke said: “We re-booted Resident Evil Challenger last year because we wanted to have a project we could work on during lockdown to keep ourselves busy and we decided to do fundraising when we heard about the lack of PPE within the NHS.
“My mum is a nurse, so this hit home and so we wanted to do something about it.
“The whole experience has created a community of gamers from all over the world who now speak on a daily basis and use the live streams to socialise with us and others during the most isolated of times.
“We’ve had many members of the community who have thanked us for the platform and the opportunity to connect and speak with others during the times that we’ve been told to stay at home.”
To find out more about the gaming team, and to watch the stream later this summer, visit www.youtube.com/rechallenger