A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

The Oban Times staff attempting the challenge.

Y’know how Critical Gamer has one or two reviews a month in print via The West Coast Review? Oh come on, of course you know that! And y’know how our very own Luke has a story in a Pratchett-dedicated anthology, 100% of profits from which go to Alzheimer’s Research UK? Oh come on, of course you know that! Well (yes, we’re going somewhere with this) the West Coast Review is a subsidiary of The Oban Times, a very successful Scottish newspaper. And a bunch of lovely people from said newspaper will be doing a lot of walking for charidee.

A team of ten staff from The Oban Times newspaper, (including Critical Gamer’s Kevin M) armed with Fitbits and step counters, have decided to take on the challenge of walking 1,000,000 steps (collectively) during working hours, Monday to Friday, during the month of February. Not so easy when you consider they all have desk jobs. That’s *hurriedly reaches for calculator* an average of one hundred thousand steps each. And that is *nonchalantly reaches for calculator again* well over three and a half thousand steps a day while doing a job that requires sitting down. That’s a lot of trips to the toilet.

They chose Cancer Research UK as their charity because many of the staff have been affected by cancer through friends and family, and the constantly improving treatments available can really make a difference to cancer sufferers and their families.

If any of our readers are able to make a donation of any size to our cause through this Just Giving page, it would be very much appreciated. Many thanks.

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Written by Kevin M

I've been addicted to gaming since my parents bought an Atari console way back in the 70's. I progressed to the iconic Speccy, Amiga, and all the Playstation platforms. Having seen games evolve from single pixel bat and ball, to HD constructed environments, gaming has changed much from my early years. Having defeated the rock hard R-Type on the Speccy, the biggest challenge I've faced so far is putting up with the hordes of American teens spouting abuse in the current generation of consoles, noob indeed!

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