We are delighted to announce that last weekend’s virtual gaming event, ‘Game On!’ raised a whopping £17,500 for Naomi House & Jacksplace, with donations still coming in!
The event involved players gaming for a set amount of and live streaming their gameplay on Twitch, raising awareness of our charity throughout and encouraging donations. Gamers set challenges to help their fundraising efforts, including live head shaves, live music or gaming for 24 hours straight!
Inbetweeners star, James Buckley, comedian, Glenn Moore, and prolific Twitch streamer, ‘Sheila’, all got involved to support Naomi House & Jacksplace.
The original target for the event was to raise £5,000 over the entire weekend, starting on the 26th and finishing on the 28th March. However, in just the first few hours of James Buckley’s stream, this goal was exceeded, when James and his fans raised a total of £6,840!
Connor Phillips, Event Organiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:
Everyone at Naomi House & Jacksplace has been blown away by the generosity of the online gaming community. We have been so grateful for not only James, Glenn and Sheila’s support, but for the support of all of our fantastic participants.
“The donations make such a huge difference to our hospices and enables our charity to continue to provide vital care to life limited and life threatened children, young adults and their families. We cannot thank you all enough and hope to see you back at next year’s Game On!’’
The beauty of charity live streaming is that it can be done any time! So if you’d like to host a live charity gaming stream for Naomi House & Jacksplace or to just find out more, please get in touch with Connor from our Fundraising Team, who will be able to give you guidance on setting up your stream, linking a JustGiving page and more.