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Gaming group has equipment stolen

Tuesday June 28 2016

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A BARNSLEY man who set up a community gaming group has appealed for help after having thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen.

Josh Slack, from Darfield, set up Gamma Gaming last year as a group where people of all ages could enjoy playing video games. 

Josh received a £2,000 grant from Enterprising Young People to set up the community, and quickly planned a series of gaming events. 

However, after a successful start, Josh says that around two thirds of the group's equipment was stolen - and police say it will be difficult to find the culprit. 

Therefore, Josh has taken matters into his own hands, starting a gofundme page to try and raise funds to buy more equipment. 

He said: "I've used my student loan and whatever else I could get my hands on to replace what I could, but it's just not enough.

"The money we're trying to raise is to erase the damage caused and it's not just me that suffers, but the people I were trying to help bring together.

"I'm not claiming to change the world, but we really did make a difference to people's lives."

Visit https://www.gofundme.com/gammagaminguk to read Josh's full story and to donate.

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Reply Posted by Dean on Tuesday June 28 2016 at 16:55
When this happen, we went to the last event, there was well over £2000 worth of stuff there...

Reply Posted by Mr E on Tuesday June 28 2016 at 17:22
"Difficult to find the culprit" yet in earlier reports Josh claims that only the owner of the venue had the keys. So the only one with opportunity unless they were negligent which makes them liable for losses.

Reply Posted by Jordan on Tuesday June 28 2016 at 18:03
Dean, the last event had well over 2 grand worth or equipment, however the vast majority was from people who help with gamma. They donated their own consoles and tvs for the day to help Josh get back on his feet and make the event a good one. Half the stuff wasn't owned by him due to the items getting stolen. I've helped a few events in the past...

Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday June 29 2016 at 19:18
Isn't using borrowed equipment an option? Costs nothing, can't be stolen.

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