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Ipswich Waterstones Big Board Game Day raising cash for NSPCC

PUBLISHED: 15:23 01 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 01 April 2017

Ipswich Waterstones hosted a  'Big Board 
Games Day  on Saturday April 1.
Isaac Hood playing Marbles.
Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Ipswich Waterstones hosted a 'Big Board Games Day on Saturday April 1. Isaac Hood playing Marbles. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

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A Big Board Game Day taking place at Waterstones in Ipswich today has been raising hundreds of pounds for the NSPCC.

Ipswich Waterstones hosted a  'Big Board 
Games Day  on Saturday April 1.
William Brown playing 'Battleships'.
Picture:Sarah Lucy BrownIpswich Waterstones hosted a 'Big Board Games Day on Saturday April 1. William Brown playing 'Battleships'. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

The store has held a drop-in session and donations throughout the day for families to come and play board games donated by Hasbro for the event, come up with their own board games and take part in a quiz.

Yesterday evening, an adult board game evening raised more than £200 for the cause.

Rachel Morris from the store said: “It’s been good, and it’s the first one we have done for NSPCC.

“We did a couple of board game events and the NSPCC asked if we wanted to do one to raise money for their national Big Board Game Day.

Ipswich Waterstones hosted a  'Big Board 
Games Day  on Saturday April 1.Florence  Brown playing 'Battleships'.
Picture:Sarah Lucy BrownIpswich Waterstones hosted a 'Big Board Games Day on Saturday April 1.Florence Brown playing 'Battleships'. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

“We have had some great entries for design your own board games – it’s been really fund and everybody is really excited for the next one.”

To support the event, donations can also be made online here.

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