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[[File:Full Restore logo.jpg|thumb|right|250px|This is Full Restore's second annual charity marathon.]]
   
The charity group Full Restore (previously known as Pokémon4Life), a team of gaming enthusiasts based in Britain, has begun playing ''{{bp|Pokémon}}'' games in a grand fundraising effort. The aim of the event is to raise money for the {{wp|British Red Cross|British Red Cross' Disaster Fund}} in collaboration with viewers. This year's marathon began on April 3, 2012 (7 p.m. GMT) and will conclude on April 7, 2012 (7 p.m. GMT). The group plans to focus on two games this year, which can be any of the handheld Pokémon games from {{bp|Generation I}}, {{bp|Generation II}}, or {{bp|Generation III}}. Currently, the group is playing through a Generation I game.
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A group of gamers in the UK have already raised over £1100 of a £8000 target in a 96-hour gaming marathon.
   
Deviating from typical videogame-marathon fundraisers, Full Restore promotes viewer participation in several ways, made possible with the broadcast of a live stream. Donating to the event earns one the privilege of suggesting the inclusion of a Pokémon in the group's current {{bp|party|Pokémon party}}. Viewers can also donate to suggest things such as {{bp|nickname|Pokémon nicknames}} or having the Full Restore sing live renditions of any given song, such as the ''{{bp|Pokémon Theme}}''. Provided that there is a high demand and a sufficient amount of donations, the team will even attempt the {{bp|Caught Pokémon|capture}} of {{bp|legendary Pokémon}} and/or the performance of the notorious {{bp|Mew glitch}}. Participants can also enter text in the chat box to communicate in real-time with the Full Restore team, who respond aloud from time to time. Additional information can be found on Full Restore's website. The group is also utilizing the '''#pokemonmarathon''' hashtag for the charity event on the social network {{wp|Twitter}}.
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Full Restore (previously known as Pokémon4Life) is a team of gaming enthusiasts based in Britain. Last year they raised £4000 for [[Pokémon video game marathon underway in Britain|Japanese disaster relief]]. This year their beneficiary is the British Red Cross Disaster Fund.
   
Full Restore, aptly named after {{bp|Full Restore|the restorative item of the same name}} in the Pokémon games, emerged as a student fundraising group located in {{wp|Wales}}. This event is the group's second annual charity marathon, following [http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_video_game_marathon_underway_in_Britain last year's Pokémon4Japan event], a 96-hour livestream that ran from April 11, 2011 to April 15, 2011. Pokémon4Japan managed to successfully raise £4000 for Japanese tsunami/earthquake relief funds.
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During the course of their marathon, which began on April 3, Full Restore will play through two games from the first three generations of ''Pokémon''. They are currently playing through a game from Generation I. The marathon will conclude on April 7.
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Full Restore promotes viewer participation in several ways, made possible with the broadcast of a live stream. Those who donate to the event may suggesting the inclusion of a Pokémon in the group's current {{bp|party|Pokémon party}}. Viewers can also donate to suggest things such as {{bp|nickname|Pokémon nicknames}} or having the Full Restore sing live renditions of any given song, such as the ''{{bp|Pokémon Theme}}''. One donor requested that one of the players draw a moustache on his face. He complied.
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Provided that there is a high demand and a sufficient amount of donations, the team will even attempt the {{bp|Caught Pokémon|capture}} of {{bp|legendary Pokémon}} and/or the performance of the notorious {{bp|Mew glitch}}. Participants can also enter text in the chat box to communicate in real-time with the Full Restore team, who respond aloud from time to time. The group is also utilizing the '''#pokemonmarathon''' hashtag for the charity event on the social network {{wp|Twitter}}.
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Information on how to donate can be found on the Full Restore website.
   
 
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This is Full Restore's second annual charity marathon.

A group of gamers in the UK have already raised over £1100 of a £8000 target in a 96-hour gaming marathon.

Full Restore (previously known as Pokémon4Life) is a team of gaming enthusiasts based in Britain. Last year they raised £4000 for Japanese disaster relief. This year their beneficiary is the British Red Cross Disaster Fund.

During the course of their marathon, which began on April 3, Full Restore will play through two games from the first three generations of Pokémon. They are currently playing through a game from Generation I. The marathon will conclude on April 7.

Full Restore promotes viewer participation in several ways, made possible with the broadcast of a live stream. Those who donate to the event may suggesting the inclusion of a Pokémon in the group's current Pokémon party. Viewers can also donate to suggest things such as Pokémon nicknames or having the Full Restore sing live renditions of any given song, such as the Pokémon Theme. One donor requested that one of the players draw a moustache on his face. He complied.

Provided that there is a high demand and a sufficient amount of donations, the team will even attempt the capture of legendary Pokémon and/or the performance of the notorious Mew glitch. Participants can also enter text in the chat box to communicate in real-time with the Full Restore team, who respond aloud from time to time. The group is also utilizing the #pokemonmarathon hashtag for the charity event on the social network Twitter.

Information on how to donate can be found on the Full Restore website.

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