Macmillan Cancer Support is delighted to announce a new fundraising event involving the biggest gamers playing the most popular games in a 24-hour marathon.
The event, Game Changers for Macmillan, is 24 hours that will help change lives with every penny raised helping to fund Macmillan’s vital work supporting people affected by cancer.
Using the video streaming platform Twitch, 17 gamers including LTZonda, Spamfish and LeahLovesChief will spend 24 hours gaming at Twitch HQ from 12pm on 14 November until 12pm the following day. People can tune in to watch them gaming via the Macmillan Twitch Account and throughout, the gamers will be encouraging people to donate to Macmillan by completing challenges.
Alongside the main event, people can sign up and hold their own DIY 24-hour gaming marathons and inspire donations by completing crazy forfeits. Those who raise more than £150 will be entered into a draw by Macmillan and be in with a chance to win exclusive prizes donated by HyperX and Twitch.
Sponsoring the event is HyperX
, the leading designer and manufacturer of memory and gaming hardware. HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation and is committed to the e-Sports and gaming community; sponsoring 30 teams globally
in addition to supporting both grass roots and global tournaments and events.
Ben Welch, Head of Fundraising Development at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “The idea for Game Changers for Macmillan came about when one fundraiser last year, raised over £40,000 for Macmillan in under a week doing a similar thing. His fundraising forfeit was to dye his hair bright purple!
“Whether with friends or going solo, people can set up their own Twitch channel and ask viewers, followers, friends and family for their support. We want our gaming marathon to be a fun and easy way for people to help raise vital funds to support Macmillan’s aim of ensuring that no one faces cancer alone.”
Vincent Jurgens, HyperX Marketing Manager, EMEA, says: “HyperX is delighted to support Game Changers for Macmillan. Alongside our friends at Twitch TV, the 24 hour event is an exciting way for the e-sports community to support such a commendable charity through what they do best; gaming. The money raised will help fund the phenomenal work Macmillan undertakes by supporting people affected by cancer.”