There is still time to sign up and take part in the first fundraiser for our 2013/14 charity, the Domestic Abuse Safety Unit. Here is the press release we issued:
A football video game fundraiser will crown North Wales’ champion FIFA player.
Fans of FIFA 13 are invited to sign up for the Colwyn Bay World Cup, a charity tournament pitting 32 Xbox gamers against each other in a World Cup-style competition.
The event, on Saturday June 29, will raise money for The Domestic Abuse Safety Unit, with participants asked to make a £10 donation to take part.
The DASU, the charity of the year 2013/14 for Outwrite, offers help and advice to people experiencing domestic abuse from across North Wales.
Organiser Aaron Haley, a PR and online account executive at Outwrite, said: “I’m really looking forward to the competition. I’ve always wanted to arrange a tournament like this, so hopefully we’ll get some FIFA players from across Conwy together for a great cause.
“Players of all abilities are welcome to join in. As well as the main tournament, we’ll be running a plate competition, so even if you don’t get through the group stage there are plenty of opportunities to carry on playing.
“Every penny we raise will go to a fantastic North Wales charity, plus it’ll be great to get a group of football fans together to enjoy a game on FIFA!”
Each player will be randomly drawn a country to represent at the tournament, which includes a group stage and a knock-out phase, just like the real FIFA World Cup.
The event is the first in a series of fundraisers Outwrite will be running this year, with a sponsored walk up Snowdon and a charity auction also in the pipeline.
The tournament kicks off at 11am at Colwyn Heights community centre on Saturday, June 29. Check out the sign-up page for more information.
The DASU is a specialist, not-for-profit organisation that provides information, holistic support and advice to survivors of domestic abuse. For more information, visit their website, or call 01244 830436.