Culica now set to help worthy local causes

James Eadon with Culica
James Eadon with Culica

AN INNOVATIVE game invented by a Hucknall man is set to benefit good causes in his home town.

As reported in last week’s Dispatch, James Eadon, of Station Terrace, is the driving force behind the unique puzzle-game, Culica.

A digital version has now given way to a hands-on, 3D boxed version that will be stocked in the world-renowned Hamley’s toy store in London.

But it is also hoped Culica can make a big difference closer to home.

For it has gone on sale at the Engage Gifts charity shop on Watnall Road, which is run by the Churches Together in Hucknall, Linby and Papplewick organisation.

Churches Together and Engage raise money for church-led projects.

James (43) has agreed that profits made from the sale of Culica at Engage can be ploughed back into supporting the local community.

He will also offer a signed souvenir certificate with each game bought at the store, at a price of £14.99.

The deal struck between dad-of-two James and Engage is the latest step in bringing Culica to the masses.

As reported in last week’s story, James and his business partner, Chris Ollivier, appeared on the TV show ‘Dragons’ Den’ in a bid for financial support from some of the country’s most well-known entrepreneurs.

That bombed because James’s pitch failed to impress the Dragons.

However James has gone on to secure a deal with the Lakeland chain of stores, which will stock the game in stores across the country before Christmas.

n OUR PHOTO shows James with the Culica game outside Engage Gifts.