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Horde 4 Charity: Please give generously

November 17, 2011, Author: Stephen King

There are very few things in this life that evoke sadness like the loss of a baby, and when that happens to someone close to you, the feelings are orders of magnitude greater.

In a situation like this it can be hard to know what to say or how to act. In some cases, people seek friends and family to help them in their hour of need; but ask yourself, what would you do without someone to support you? Who would you turn to? Would you have to suffer through such tragedy all on your own? The hardship alone is devastating, and I can’t imagine what it would be like to have nobody to turn to.

I think that anyone after having experienced such a loss would want to make sure that no-one would ever have to be alone, and that there would always be support for them. From the loss of a child, the Skylight Miscarriage Association was born. It was decided, as only a group of gamers can decide, that we should help the charity by having an event; an endurance run that would get people to take an interest.

Here is the result:

6 Gears, 48 Hours and a Hollows Worth of Dead Grubs!

The Gears of War trilogy may have wrapped itself up this past
September, but for 6 men in Scotland the war is far from over.

On November 18th through the 20th 6 Gears fans will be undertaking a mission so unthinkable that even Marcus Fenix would have to bark ‘COME ON!’ to the skies of Sera.

48 consecutive hours of Insanity level Horde Mode. Why? For charity of course. In this case said charity is the Skylight Miscarriage Organisation – www.skylightmiscarriage.org.uk
(Charity Code: SC045573)

The entire event will be live streamed on Justin.tv  www.justin.tv/horde4charity
as well as live tweeted on the Gears 4 Charity Twitter –
www.twitter.com/horde4charity and live blogged on their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/Horde4Charity.

Everyone is encouraged to watch, tweet and post to the team and donations during the event will be possible via PayPal.

So what are you waiting for? Clear your weekend, sit back, grab those snacks, crank open that wallet and prepare to watch 6 increasingly insane Gears fanatics chainsaw the Locust Horde a new one!

About The Gears

The 6 combatants taking part in the 48 hour Horde 4 Charity event are:

Sean Kiddie – @sokar4
Blood Lab Technician at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland

Colin Henderson – @i_colin
Currently Unemployed

Alistair Cowan – @cowan85
Technical Support Operative at BT Dundee, Scotland

Kyle Hatch – @kylehatch85
Coder for Noodlfroot Games

Stephen King – @stephenking85
QA Technician at Outplay Entertainment

Neil Castle – @neilcastle
Community Manager at Outplay Entertainment

I hope after reading this that you will be interested in our cause and that you will join us in trying to raise some money to support those affected by miscarriages.

Thank you.