Children in Need 2009

Posted November 11, 2009 by Danny O'Dwyer in Editorial
Your charity will go towards bettering the lives of children across the UK

Charitable Citizens,

As part of Children in Need, Citizen Game staffers (and some close friends) will be playing a video games marathon on November 20th in aid of Children In Need (and because we’d probably be doing it anyway!). We’ll be taking over a film studio in central London for the night, and invite you guys to join us online.

Alternatively, get involved here as we’re going to broadcast the event LIVE on this very website with photos and articles available in the days following.

In case you’re not aware, Children in Need is a UK charity that has been running since 1980. In that time it has raised £500,000,000 for disadvantaged, disabled and abused children in the UK. We hope, in some small way, to contribute to their worthy cause this year.

We also encourage you guys to get involved and raise awareness by playing with us that night via Xbox Live or the Playstation Network. If you’re interested, check out the details below.

Please don’t worry if you cannot afford to spare anything, these are hardly the most affluent of times.

Thank you for your charity and support.

Now lets raise some money Citizens!

Donate Now


The Date:
November 20th 2009 (Children in Need Day)
Location: Film Studio, Central London
How to Donate:
How Much Should I Give: £20 would be fantastic, but anything you can spare would help a lot.

How to Get Involved: Get your friends and family to sponsor you and join us online via Playstation Network or Xbox Live Arcade. Donate your earnings to the website, point your friends and family to the charity page and email danny(at) for more details on the night.

Are you a publisher or PR agency:
email danny(at) and we’ll think of a creative way to give away your games to add to the tally.


Donate Here: is a safe donation website that will collect and send the money directly to Children In Need on behalf of Citizen Game. If you can, please donate as much as you can spare.

For more information about Children in Need visit here:

Your charity will go towards bettering the lives of children across the UK

Your charity will go towards bettering the lives of children across the UK

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Danny O'Dwyer

    November 18, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Over £300 at the moment guys! Keep up the good work!


  2. Mark Craven
    November 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    If you are going to Donate and you are a UK taxpayer please tick the Gift Aid option.

    Under the Gift Aid scheme, charities can reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

    So if you donate £20 BBC Children will be able to reclaim £5.64 from HM Revenue & Customs. Essentially free money!


    November 11, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I’ll definitely be around to keep you lot awake.

    Left 4 Dead 2 FTW!


  4. Mark Craven
    November 11, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Can’t see me getting up to London but i will be online for the Charity antics!


    November 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    What a fantastic idea, raising money doing what we love! Count me in.


    November 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    This is awesome, looking forward to it.


    Danny O'Dwyer
    November 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Please stumble, digg and tweet the crap out of this page using the toolbar above this comment. the more random exposure we get, the more money we can raise. Thanks all!