13-year-old Adam Tupper, from Southampton, recently took part in Naomi House & Jacksplace’s gaming event, Game On! and raised money by donating his pocket money for every 30 minutes he gamed for.
However, Adam had more than one reason to take part in the charity’s very first gaming event; one of those being his little brother, Lewis.
Lewis has visited Naomi House for many years. The entire Tupper family occasionally stay for respite with Lewis, where they all have access to the charity’s dedicated Family Support team. The family has always supported the charity to raise vital funds and awareness of both the hospices and Lewis’s complex condition.
Like most 13-year-old boys, Adam also loves to game, so when Game On! launched, he jumped at thought of raising even more money for a charity so close to his heart.
Adam and Lewis’s mum, Trish Tupper, said: “Adam has had amazing support from everyone at Naomi House & Jacksplace for nearly nine years. He feels safe with all members of staff at the hospices and has made lots of new friends at the sibling support groups. He knows that when Lewis comes to stay, he is very safe too. He is proud to do anything for Naomi House and he really enjoyed Game On!”
Game On! raised nearly £1,200, of which £150 was raised by Adam.
Connor Phillips, Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said: “A huge thank you to everyone for taking part in our first virtual, gaming event. It was great to hear feedback from our supporters on how easy it was to get involved, as they could stay at home and enjoy time with family and friends whilst supporting a worthy cause. Not everyone can run a marathon or climb a mountain, so this event was for absolutely everyone and we’re so happy to hear it was well received.”
Alongside Adam, the charity had a number of other dedicated gamers take part. One pair of brothers from Salisbury went one step further and gamed for 24 hours straight!