In support of the NSPCC's Big Board Game Day, staff at PDMS took part in an evening of Tabletop Gaming to raise funds for the Children's Charity.

NSPCC Big Board Game DayOn Friday 27th May, staff at PDMS took part in an evening of Tabletop Gaming, immersing themselves in a host of games to support the NSPCC's 'Big Board Game Day'

Thousands of gamers played their part in the annual Big Board Game Day, with board game events being hosted up and down the country.

The NSPCC is a children's charity fighting to end child abuse and protecting youngsters in the UK and Channel Islands.  The NSPCC help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening - giving children back their childhood. 

How the money helps

Working with an array of projects for building children's lives, the NSPCC puts money raised and donated to good use.  From the Big Board Game Day:

  • £50 could pay for a sand tray and toys, which are really important therapeutic tools, helping children to describe scenes and people in their lives.
  • £100 could pay for a practitioner to deliver 4 hours of Domestic Abuse Recovering Together (DART), an innovative group work programme helping children who have been affected by domestic abuse.
  • £130 could fund a ChildLine supervisor to provide crucial support and motivation to our volunteer counsellors for 24 hours.

Teams at PDMS played a variety of modern board games, providing hours of fun including; Dexterity games, Race games, Strategy games, Real-time games, Word games, Cooperative games, and games of Bluffing, Lying and Sabotage.  Favourites included; Exploding Kittens, Resistance, Mysterium, Code Names, Tsuro and Escape!

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The staff at PDMS enjoyed putting their hand to the variety of games tried, with players ranging from novice newbies to experienced gaming veterans!  Plenty of pizza and treats were supplied to those attending the evening to fuel the busy minds as they continued strategically working their way through the latest round of exciting adventures. 

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We're delighted to have raised over £130 towards NSPCC on the night. Raffles and sweepstakes were also held on the evening with board games Seiji Kanai’s ‘Love Letter’, or Vlaada Chvatil’s ‘Codenames’ offered as prizes! A great night for all that took part.