a bolt on Schoolboys this week managed to live the best of both worlds by playing computer games while simultaneously raising money for charity.
Ryan Sumner took part in the Macmillan charity ‘Gaming Marathon’ last week.
The 12-year-old signed up for the activity and played for 15 hours to raise £255.88 in the process.
Proud mum Colette Hayes said: “This is her first time raising money for charity.
“Less than 48 hours after the appeal, he completed his first target of £50, his second goal of £100, his third target of £150 and revised his target to £200!
“When he came to me saying it is for 24 hours I said it is too long so we said he will do 15 hours.
“I just love that whatever Ryan has to do with his life, he just gets on with it. He’s just so flexible and hardworking.
“Ryan made very few sponsor bags to hand out to students and their teachers.
“After talking to her head of the year, she said that she would hand over a few teachers and that all of them at Thornley were very proud of her.
“Ryan is such a selfless, kind and intelligent little soul and I couldn’t be any prouder.
“I am very proud of how much he has already raised for every charity effort he has previously. I hope this inspires him to do more in the future.”