Young Walsall patients will be the outright winners when a fundraising gaming event takes place next month.
Organised by charity supporter Jordan Jackson, Gaming Monsters 2.0 will take place over the weekend of 5 and 6 August and follows a similar event the 26-year-old held last year.
Jordan is a keen gaming fan – with War Hammer and Dungeons & Dragons his favourites – and he is looking forward to getting together with others to raise money for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s charity Well Wishers. Jordan works at Walsall Manor Hospital as an Atrium Ambassador and welcomes and helps visitors who arrive in its main reception area.
He said: “I want to raise money for the Children’s Ward again – last time I raised money for its new playroom which I am pleased to say was opened earlier this week.
“As an adult it can be tough being in hospital but for a child it must be so scary and I know that Well Wishers does all it can to enhance our patients’ experience. It has regularly provided toys and games for the ward or organised visits from entertainers.
“Gaming Monsters 2.0 will have demonstrations, speed painting and board games and it’s a great chance for us gamers to get together. I will be demonstrating Dungeons & Dragons and think it’s a great way to spend a weekend, while helping others at the same time.”
The fundraiser is taking place at Board in Brum, in Short Heath, Willenhall and tickets are £5 for one day or £8 for the weekend, available on the door. There will also be a raffle and painting competition.