A reminder that this coming Saturday, the 29th of September will see the return of the popular 24-Hour Games Marathon in Naxxar. This year’s event will be dedicated to securing funds for animal charities – specifically The Island Sanctuary and Gozo SPCA.
In 2012 and 2011 the Games Marthon successfully raised thousands of Euro for cancer charities and they are hoping for a great response to this weekend’s event..
Participants will spend the 24-hour stretch playing a range of board and card games – as well as a 24-hour poker tournament, having already secured individual sponsorships for their efforts.
“There’s a brilliant buzz about the event,” says Polly March, who has organised it in her Naxxar home for the past two years. “It’s a lot of fun but is always for a good cause. So far we’ve raised over €8,000 for the Malta Hospice Movement and this year we hope to generate some much-needed funds for our furry friends.”
Those keen to take part are welcome to contact Polly on firstname.lastname@example.org  for more information. Meanwhile, anyone who can’t make it is invited to sponsor one of the participants or to make a donation to the charities concerned using the following details:
HSBC Bank Republic Street Victoria Gozo
HSBC Bank Account: SPCA (GOZO)
Sort Code: 44-071 Account Number: 071089122001
IBAN Code: MT43MMEB44716000000071089122001
Swift Code: MMEBMTMT
THE ISLAND SANCTUARY
HSBC Bank Account 0561 2282 3001
BOV Bank Account 158 0568 4014
SMS Donation lines – 50617368 – €2.33;
50618082 – €4.66;
50618935 – €6.99
“This is just a great way of having a wonderful time while doing a good thing,” Polly adds. “After all, who doesn’t like a good game? The more the merrier so please do get in contact and come along for a round or 20!”