A BARNSLEY College student has raised £200 for charity with a 12-hour gaming stream.

Level 3 Esports, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship student Damien Pedryc organised the event, held at College’s Esports arena, and brought together over 30 staff and students battling it out on EAFC 24 and Overwatch.

Damien said: “I decided to do a 12-hour charity stream for The Children’s Hospital Charity, as the charity has helped me out in the past and it’s very close to mine and my family’s hearts. The money raised will have a big impact, going toward new life-saving machines and state-of-the-art building.

“During the whole process I had to develop my organisation, communication, and networking skills. Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported me so far.”

Thomas Wilford, an Esports tutor at the College, added: “Barnsley College recently hosted a 12-hour Esports charity event, organised and streamed by college student, Damien.

“Students and staff battled it out in a range of esports fixtures, fostering a fun and competitive spirit. The event was a resounding success, raising £200 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”

You can still watch Damien’s stream and donate now: https://www.justgiving.com/page/barnsleygriffins-1715074904760