Prepare To Tire – A 24hr Dark Souls 3 stream for Parkinson’s UK


Update: 18.12.16

So after 20 hours non-stop we are amazed at what we have achieved. We have completed the game. Every boss has fallen before us over the course of 20 hours between 3pm Saturday 17th December and 11am Sunday the 18th of December. 

But far more importantly we have achieved our target of raising £250 for Parkinsons UK.

Therefore after 20 hours we felt our mission was accomplished and finished our Dark Souls 3 Marathon.

We would like to send a big thank you to everyone who donated to our cause and everyone who supported us. 

It was you all who kept us going in those moments where we just wanted to give up, but the cause and support drove us to carry on.

Thank you all so much, we hope you were able to enjoy it also.

If you feel you want to then please subscribe in the various places stated on this website to keep in touch and see what the future has in store.

Finally one last thank you, we set out on this mission due to the loss of a loved one and the desire to in some way raise awareness and help others in a similar situation. Thanks to you all the money donated will go and make a life somewhere a bit better even for a moment and that is priceless to those suffering from Parkinsons and their Families. 

We are proud of our accomplishment and all of you who supported us should be proud of yourselves for the part you played in this good cause.

Thank you

Tom and Sophie Cottam 

Update: 15.12.16

This post will remain on site for the duration of the event for people to find links with ease.

Twitch Link (this is where you can watch from, and if you have an account you can take part in the Live text chat) :

Just Giving Page (this is where you can donate from) :

Twitter (you can get in touch with us here and see our progress in tweet form):


You can also comment at the bottom of this page to leave us messages.

All messages of support are greatly received and appreciated and we look forward to putting this event on in aid of Parkinson’s UK and the incredible work they do.

We hope you enjoy and if you decide to donate, thank you very much from us both.

Tom and Sophie


Original Story Follows:…………………………………………………

Dear All,

The Golden Rant is proud to be hosting its very first Charity Fundraising Livestream.

On Saturday 17th of December Thomas and Sophie Cottam will be raising money for Parkinson’s UK in loving memory of Sophie’s father Derek Williams who sadly passed away on the 25th October after suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Thomas and Sophie will be aiming to play Dark Souls 3 for 24 hours to both raise money and raise awareness for Parkinson’s UK.

An initial aim of £250 has been set as our goal but anything anyone can donate at this busy time of year would be greatly appreciated and will make a difference to a Parkinson’s sufferer somewhere.

For updates and information subscribe here at The Golden Rant, Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to the twitch channel in order to be ready to watch the event.

My Wife and I would like to thank everyone who shares this page and raises awareness, and those who donate to our cause.  Many thanks to you all – Thomas Cottam

The following has been written by Sophie and can also be viewed on the Just Giving page they have set up at   The Just Giving ‘Sponsor Me’ button at the bottom of this page will take you directly to the Just Giving page.


‘My Dad, Derek, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease when he was only a mere age of 55. He enjoyed the years before the condition affected him with spending quality time with family and friends with walking trips, skiing in the French Alps, cooking his famous hot curries, holidays abroad and many more. My Dad had a brilliant sense of humour, was strong willed and always had a good bill of health before the condition affected him thus taking away the person that all his family and friends all knew and loved.

Unfortunately when his condition became worse he was limited to how many things he could enjoy out of life, not being able to walk my sisters and I down the aisle on our wedding days, unable to attend Graduation days and missing out on certain special occasions as it became a strain on him physically that made him become fatigued and was limiting with mobility. Medications would help to slow down the process so he could enjoy the time he had but could not cure what had taken a hold on the rest of his life.

When his condition started to affect his everyday life from needing to use a walking aid, having meals on wheels, having carers for his activities of daily living – my Dad would never complain (although he was stubborn and would never admit it) and lived his life to the best of his ability that his body would allow him to. He eventually became too unwell so was taken great care of in a nursing home for a period of time but sadly deteriorated after developing an infection later on this year (2016) where my family and I sat with him for many hours and days until he passed away on the 25th October 2016.

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition that causes a chemical dopamine produced in the brain to slow down movement by the loss of nerve cells. One person in every 500 have Parkinson’s which is around 127,000 people in the UK.

Please donate anything you can to help those who have also been affected like my Dad so new research can be funded and in helping to find a cure one day in the future. It really means the world to me, my sisters and all our family to know there is support – thank you for your generosity and taking your time to donate.

All donations will go straight through to Parkinson’s UK via this Just Giving page.’

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