Friday, 17 September 2010

Miniclip, Teenage Cancer Trust and a few massive mountains!

If you or your children have ever heard of Runescape, Club Penguin, Free Realms or are just really into online casual games, you should be completely aware of Miniclip is one of the internet’s leading free browser-based gaming websites, is well-known all over the web as one of the best boredom busters and has even recently expanded their games to the Android and iPod markets.

However, instead of marketing (and playing) Fragger behind their desks, 10 Miniclip employees stood up and decided that they needed to raise money for a worthy cause: Teenage Cancer Trust.

Every day in the UK, six young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer and cancers in young people can be some of the most aggressive as their bodies are going through a huge period of development. Despite this fact, because only 0.5% of cancers occur in young people, they are all too often misdiagnosed for too long which rapidly decreases a young person’s chance of survival leading to the loss of life at such an early age. A specialist teenage cancer unit costs between £500,000 and £3,500,000 to build and equip and as TCT does not receive government funding, donations are relied upon to help support, treat and continue giving good news to unfortunate young people.

To help raise money for such an admirable charity, these Miniclip employees set themselves a challenge to climb and travel between the tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales over a continuous 24 hour period, walking approximately 25 miles, climbing 10,000 feet and covering a distance of 450 miles between mountains.

We at Fruit for the Office made a well-deserved contribution to the TCT for such a compassionate charity and an amazing feat of endurance made by the Miniclip team.

So a big well done to those 10 Miniclip employees who completed their unbelievable challenge just a few weeks ago and raised an incredible amount of money for Teenage Cancer Trust! (Maybe a few days of rest and Monster Truck Nitro are in order?)

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