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Norwich man attempts 24-hour gaming marathon for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:45 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:45 04 May 2018

Thomas Miller,31, is taking part in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the brain tumour charity.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Thomas Miller,31, is taking part in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the brain tumour charity. Picture: Nick Butcher

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In just 24 hours Thomas Miller will attempt to escape from prison, win the FIFA world cup and become a professional fighter.

Thomas Miller,31, is taking part in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the brain tumour charity.
Picture: Nick ButcherThomas Miller,31, is taking part in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for the brain tumour charity. Picture: Nick Butcher

To many, the 31-year-old’s challenge might seem impossible - especially as he will not leave the confines of his home in Costessey, near Norwich.

But armed with a Playstation 4 and joined by two friends, he is confident he can complete it.

Mr Miller is challenging himself to a 24-hour gaming marathon later this month to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity.

He will play a variety of video games, almost non-stop from 8am on May 26, to 8am the following day.

The whole event will be streamed live through the website Twitch TV, allowing people from across the world to speak with him.

“The live stream will be a bit of a challenge,” Mr Miller said. “It means we can’t just sit there doing nothing.

“We will have to keep the viewers entertained, so we are going to try and be funny.”

The UEA front desk supervisor chose the Brain Tumour Charity following the death of his mother-in-law Ann Joyce in 2016.

She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour a year earlier, as Mr Miller and his wife Rosanna were preparing for their wedding.

Weeks before her death, Mr Miller completed his first gaming marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

While his previous attempt was a solo effort, this time he will be joined by two friends.

Together, they will play in a mock world cup tournament on FIFA 2018, and also try and escape from a prison in the game A Way Out.

Other games they intend to play include Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the mixed martial arts fighting game UFC 3.

Mr Miller said he will be stocking up on snacks and pizza for the event.

“I hope that seeing a grown man play games, on camera, live on the internet with a few of his friends, getting increasingly tired and grouchy, makes for some entertaining viewing,” Mr Miller said.

Mr Miller has so far raised £110 towards his £500 target.

To sponsor Mr Miller or for more information, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomgames24


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