Gaming firm raises £1000 at birthday charity event

A business born from a love for gaming has raised more than £1000 for charity at an event in celebration of six years of trading.

Leeds-based Gamezstation marked six years in business by hosting an event featuring its two gaming vans, live music and a balloon pop raffle on Saturday 14th September. Welcoming over 80 people to Northern Monk brewery, Leeds, attendees raised a total of £1025 for local gaming charity, TheRockinR.

Guests heard from co-founders, husband and wife duo, Scott and Kirsty Deighton who talked about the journey the business has taken from Scott’s hobby to a team of five delivering parties in the firms two bespoke gaming vans.

There was also a moving speech from charity founder, Jonny Miree. TheRockinR formed last year following the death of Jonny and Carol’s 11-year-old son Reece who sadly passed away from a brain tumour. Naming the charity after Reece’s gaming name, TheRockinR provides mobile gaming units to 2000 children and young people each year who are immobile, have limited access to activities or are in hospital and hospices for lengthy periods of time.

Co-founder and managing director of Gamezstation, Scott Deighton commented:
“It was fantastic to mark six years of business with friends, family, customers and suppliers. It was a great day and to have raised over £1000 for TheRockinR is more than we could have hoped. We’re looking forward to the next six years in business and taking our gaming vans to more games lovers across the country as well as supporting more incredible charities like TheRockinR.”

Jonny Miree, founder of TheRockinR added:
“We’re completely humbled to have the support from Gamezstation and everyone who turned up, donated raffle prizes and helped raise this fantastic amount for TheRockinR.

“We saw there was a real lack of gaming for children in hospitals and so we set out to put a smile on the face of kids in memory of Reece who loved gaming. The charity has quickly expanded where we’re now supporting over 40,000 children and young people with gaming units in hospitals and hospices across the UK. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of people and firms like Gamezstation.”