Kamarin Computers raise over £3,000 for their chosen charities in 48-hours


Monday 25 March 2019



Peterborough IT company, Kamarin Computers, raised over £3000 for Sands UK and Women V Cancer through a 48-hour charity Gameathon which initially aimed to raise only £500.

Members of the company gave up their own time - and beds - to ensure the non-stop gaming over two days, for their first major fundraising event of the year. The Gameathon brought their entire company together as the work that the charities do has impacted many people at Kamarin Computers.

Under their fundraising strategy, each Director is required to organise an event during the year and Operations Director, Tony Pearson, was responsible for the first one.

Tony, who has been with the company since 1997, said: “A lot of our staff are already avid gamers, so I thought a fundraiser all about gaming would be a great way to get everyone involved. Our people are also really passionate about these charities, so asking them to donate their own time to fundraise was not an issue, everyone wanted to be involved in some way.”

Kamarin Computers felt confident that they were on track to meet their donations target before the gaming commenced. However, once they began live-streaming the fundraiser via their Facebook page, they noticed the interaction intensified.

“The live-stream was to prove we were gaming for two-days straight. I was amazed by the engagement it received, especially as it wasn’t wildly exciting to look at,” Tony admitted.

With a host of gaming well underway, the donations began to rise and within the first half of the Gameathon, Kamarin had already tripled their target.

On the Gameathon’s success, Tony said: “We were doing something different, in terms of a fundraising event and bringing together people at the company who don’t usually work together. But the most important thing was that we were doing it for two incredible causes.”

If you would like to find out more about Kamarin Computers’ fundraising activities or Sands (the stillbirth and neonatal death society) and Women V Cancer, visit their House Charities Page.