Two brothers-in-law from Bolton will undertake a video game marathon today, Wednesday, May 10 for charity. 

The two men, Oscar Angel-Baro and Daniel Hillman, both of Bolton will play for 24 hours straight to raise money for Dementia UK, from 9am today until 9am tomorrow. 

The event will be the eighth that Oscar, of Astley Bridge, has done, having raised money previously for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. 

This year, Daniel, his brother-in-law, will be joining him, having popped in for streams in previous years. The pair will raise money for Dementia UK this year after his mother was diagnosed with the syndrome. 

Daniel, of Moss Bank Way, said: "My mum was diagnosed with dementia and it’s been a difficult time for the family. We are in the progress of getting some additional support.

The Bolton News: Oscar and his familyOscar and his family (Image: Family)

"It’s easy to feel lost during the diagnosis phase and despite wanting to help you are at the whim of dementia. If what we do supports individuals and families to retain their family relationships, 24 hours of gaming is the least we can do.

“This challenge will be a great way to not only have some fun but also raise awareness and money for Dementia UK. All money raised will help Dementia UK provide more Admiral Nurses to help families facing dementia.” 

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Oscar said: "I have been doing these since 2016, I like to play games and it is a good way to give something back. 

"Daniel will be joining me, he has his personal reasons. This year we thought it would be good to do a different charity. 

The Bolton News: Daniel and his familyDaniel and his family (Image: Family)

"24 hours is a long time, there is only so much gaming you can do before you get tired. People say it is only gaming, but it is a lot! 

"My colleagues at work have been supporting me, a few of them are gamers and will come in and out every so often." 

Oscar also thanked Ubisoft, which has donated copies of games such as Assassin's Creed and others to him. 

For anyone who wants to watch the marathon, it will be streamed both on Youtube, here: and Twitch, here:

Savannah Redhead, Community Fundraising Executive at Dementia UK, said: “We are so grateful to Oscar and Dan for taking on this challenge for Dementia UK. One in three people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime.

"It can be exhausting and overwhelming, not only for the person with dementia, but also for the people caring for them, and their wider family and friends.

“Thanks to the hard work of our amazing fundraisers, more families than ever will be able to access the life-changing support offered by our Admiral Nurses.”