Gaming fan Jordan Jackson is hoping to take fundraising to another level when he holds a weekend event to boost funds for a children’s play area appeal at Walsall Manor Hospital.
Jordan, 25, is Atrium Ambassador at the hospital and his cheery smile greets visitors as they arrive at its welcome hub.
He is a passionate gamer and has set up Gaming Monsters – a weekend devoted to enthusiasts who love Warhammer, Lord of the Rings, Marvel and Bolt Action. The event is taking place on Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 December at Board in Brum in Short Heath, Willenhall and tickets are £5 for one day or £8 for the weekend.
Jordan said: “Gaming is really popular so I hope the combination of demonstration, speed painting and board games and the chance to get together with other fans will make for a successful event.
“Working at the hospital I see the good work that the Well Wishers charity does and I wanted to do something to support fundraising. I will be demonstrating Dungeons & Dragons and am looking forward to a whole weekend of gaming!”
There will also be a raffle to win models and a tombola with an assortment of prizes.
Fundraising Manager Georgie Westley will be at the event on Sunday to judge the painting competition. She said: “I am really looking forward to meeting everyone to thank them personally for their support to our paediatric services.”