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Teenager completes 24-hour charity video game stream for Jebb Garden and Save the Children

Teenager completes 24-hour charity video game stream for Jebb Garden and Save the Children

By Kimberley Gibbons-contributor

Liam Gibbons, 18, from Chirk, completed a 24-hour video game stream last week, which started from 9am Saturday morning and ended at 9am Sunday morning. The stream was to raise money for a new public garden development in Ellesmere to mark the centenary of the Save the Children charity, and also commemorate the two sisters who founded it – who were born in Ellesmere. 


Liam managed to raise £160 over the 24 hours, which will be split between the Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative and the Save the Children charity. 


The Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative have been working on the Jebb Garden for 18 months so far, but unfortunately work has been held up because of the Coronavirus emergency. 


The initiative, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council, England, has been led by volunteers working in partnership with the Save the Children Charity, Jebb family members, Shropshire Council, Ellesmere Town Council, seven local schools and various community groups.


Liam is hoping the stream has generated more publicity for the Jebb Garden, which will feature a labyrinth footpath leading to a lone figure of a refugee child, and another sculptural artwork overlooking the garden which represents the sisters in abstract form.


The stream was shared through Liam’s Twitch channel “LiamG2818”, where 22 people tuned in to watch. Liam is an experienced gamer, with a following 282 people on his channel. 


The GoFundMe page for the stream will remain open for another week, with the option to donate still available. 

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