A GROUP of gamers from Kidderminster are attempting to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare for 24 hours straight to raise money for the NHS.

Friends Neil Passey, Kyle Bate, Michael Khalsa and Rich Birch will take on the gaming marathon from their separate homes in Kidderminster starting at 9am today (Saturday, May 23) and finishing at the same time on Sunday.

The fundraising challenge will be streamed live on Twitch and Facebook, where the players - aged between 30 and 35 - will be responding to messages through their microphones and encouraging viewers to donate to NHS Charities Together.

Neil told The Shuttle: "It will be tough sitting in front of a screen for 24 hours but I think we all feel good we are raising money for a good cause during the current pandemic.

"Hopefully more and more people will start to follow when it kicks off and we can raise more for them."

He added: "We are not pro players, so please do not expect anything exceptional in game play.

"We aim to entertain one another and all viewers by reacting in the live chat and talking through our mics in a live party.

"We also have Time of the Mouth's lead singer doing a live performance which will also be streamed live on the Facebook group page.

"This is purely being done for a bit of fun and to show our support for the heroes on the frontline."

To watch live on Facebook and to find out more, click here. To donate online, visit the Just Giving page.