Three years ago I set out on a grand adventure in the game Elite Dangerous, to fly my trusty Cobra Mk III to my home planet, Slough, whilst raising money for Special Effect. This wonderful charity brings joy and relief to people with severe physical disabilities and their whole family by helping find a way for them to play computer games despite physical restrictions. I called the event Slough Bells Ringing, and we raised over £7,000!
This year Slough Bells Ringing returns. I will be streaming daily on Twitch.tv/KateClick from 22nd December to 2nd January – 12 days of fun, games and amazing giveaways – heading off into the black to explore the Elite Dangerous galaxy. If you want to donate or help spread the word, the Just Giving Page is here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sloughbellsringing2.
This year I have reached out to all my tech PR contacts and have managed to secure an amazing list of giveaways to help loosen your pockets. You don’t have to donate to win. These are NOT prizes for donations. Instead I will be raffling one giveaway each day to those watching who want to enter the raffle, regardless of whether you have any money to give. And don’t forget, social media amplification is every bit as good as a donation if you don’t have cash to spare! I can’t believe the generosity of the tech companies who’ve agreed to help. Here’s a list of what’s up for grabs, so make sure you follow my twitch channel to be alerted each day when I go live.
Smart Home tech from Hive
Total retail value £236.00
His/Hers – Hers/Hers – His/His – Theirs/Theirs — whatever your coupling choice you can go online and order two geeky Xmas sweaters
Total retail value £60
A Swiftpoint Z gaming mouse from Swiftpoint
Amp up your gaming with a stylish and original Swiftpoint Z gaming mouse with a button for every occasion.
Retail value £199
A G-Ro suitcase from G-Ro
Travel smarter with this high-tech carry on suitcase (black with silver wheels)
Retail value £499
A massive bundle of books from Fantastic Books Publishing
This is what my amazing publisher said ” All our Audiobooks as MP3 downloads, All our Elite ebooks, 1 x Hardback Mostly Harmless, 1 x Hardback Bookkeeper’s Guide” .. that should keep you busy for a while!
Retail value approx £150
You’ll get codes to choose 7 voice packs (for use with Elite Dangerous & Star Citizen) from HCS’ amazing line-up of sci-fi favourites, like William Shatner, Tom Baker, Bent Spinner & more!
You’ll need a full licence from Voice Attack to use them, so that’s been thrown in too!
Retail value £110
A Star Wars battling drone from Propel
Feel the force with your very own collectors edition Star Wars Battling Drone!! We used these on the BBC Click Live show and they are SO much fun.
Retail value £149.95
Get your FPS-head on people… the ever generous and supportive Overclockers have partnered with Cougar Gaming to donate an amazing set of top of the range accessories – a gaming headset, keyboard, mouse and mouse bungee.
Retail value £267
A noblechairs gaming chair (UK delivery only) from noblechairs
Blown away once again by the generosity of Noblechairs (it’s a good job I am sitting on mine or I’d fall over!) who are giving us an Epic Series Black/Blue chair
Retail value £299
These things are damn heavy and shipping can get costly, so I’m afraid we will only be able to deliver it free to the UK. If you want to win and are based elsewhere, you must be prepared to pay delivery costs.
A Sonos Play 5 speaker from Sonos
Hi-fidelity sound where ever you want it – no strings attached! Another ridiclously generous donation from Sonos – a Play 5 speaker
Retail value £499
A bundle of game download codes from Frontier Developments
The lovely people at Frontier have given me 3 x PC, 3 x PS4 and 3 x XBox codes for Elite Horizons.
In addition we have a bundle of Planet Coaster codes for the full game and DLC packs ‘Spooky’ & ‘Adventure’.
I’ll be splitting this up to give one lucky person an Elite code for their platform of choice plus the Planet Coaster code – Retail value £106
The remaining codes we’ll dish out randomly during that episode.
A GTX 1060 GFX card from CCL Computers & Gigabyte (UK delivery only)
Need more gaming power? Make sure you roll for this Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Aorus Xtreme Ed. 6GB graphics card
Retail value £323.16
(Again, because shipping can get costly, I’m afraid we will only be able to deliver it free to the UK. If you want to win and are based elsewhere, you must be prepared to pay delivery costs