• Cellar 24, foodbanks

Bar plans retro gaming tournament to help Liverpool’s foodbanks

Retro computer gamers can go head to head and support Liverpool’s foodbanks at a special event next month.

The city centre’s Cellar 24 gaming bar will collect food donations to help people across the city during its charity ‘Street Fighter’ tournament.

The 1 August competition at the Wood Street bar will be open to 32 entrants, with the venue itself holding 200 gaming fans.

Hopeful participants must each contribute three tinned items of food on the night for a place in the competition, and the donations will also be matched by Cellar 24. The proceeds will then be shared between the city’s South Liverpool and North Liverpool foodbanks.

Kevin Midgley, owner of Cellar 24, says: “We hope to make this a regular charity event and we call out all Liverpool members of the fighting game community to support us and get involved so we can see who is the best gamer out there right now.”

The winner on the night will be awarded a £50 bar tab.

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