Sidemen FC Charity Match
The Sidemen FC Charity Match returned in 2023, with some of the biggest names from YouTube battling it out to raise funds for good causes, including Teenage Cancer Trust.
- London Stadium
About Sidemen FC Charity Match
The Sidemen Charity Match was first held in 2016 and this year’s fifth outing was the biggest yet, with all 62,000 tickets selling out in less than 90 minutes and £2.4 million raised for charities including Teenage Cancer Trust.
The 2023 event was held at London Stadium on 9 September and available to watch on YouTube, with 2.7 million viewers watching the match live concurrently. The match was also streamed 17 million times in the 24 hours following the event.
Sidemen FC Charity Match 2023 Highlights
Sidemen FC won the match 8-5 against a team of YouTube Allstars featuring some of the most popular streamers in the world including IShowSpeed, XQC, Max Fosh and Chunkz and Filly.
Teenage Cancer Trust Icon Ethan Payne, also known as Behzinga, was on the scoresheet for the Sidemen team. You can watch highlights of the match below.
Who are the Sidemen members?
Fundraising for the match
Alongside Teenage Cancer Trust, suicide prevention charity CALM, M7 Education and wish-granting charity Rays of Sunshine will be benefitting from the proceeds of the match.
Gaming and Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer.”
Facing cancer at such a young age can feel like the loneliest place in the world - but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Gaming can make a difference. By fundraising with your streaming community, you can help make sure no young person has to face cancer alone.
Take on a 12-hour Game-a-thon stream, or choose your own challenge.
About Teenage Cancer Trust
We create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced.
We’re the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need. By choosing to run for Teenage Cancer Trust, you can help us to reach every young person facing cancer and make a huge difference.
So you know we’re the real deal, these are our registered charity details: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).
“Without the right support from Teenage Cancer Trust I’d have been lost – now I’m excited about the future.”
More Sidemen and Teenage Cancer Trust
Ethan Payne: Teenage Cancer Trust Icon
Sidemen co-founder Ethan Payne, also known as Behzinga, has become the charity’s first Content Icon. He helped Teenage Cancer Trust become one of the the beneficiaries for the Sidemen’s 2022 charity football match, raising over £1m in total and breaking a Guinness World Record for the most watched live sports event ever on Youtube.