Gaming for charity: Game-a-thon
Take part in gaming for charity this World Mental Health Day, and live stream a timed-challenge to help make sure no young person has to face cancer alone.
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Endurance, Extreme, Gaming, Virtual,
Join Aidan and start gaming for charity
I’m Aidan, and when I was 15, I was diagnosed with leukaemia. Today, and every day in the UK, seven young people like me will hear the words “you have cancer”.
Take it from me, 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.
Join me on 10 October, or whenever works for you, to game for charity and go live to help change the future for young people like me.
Gaming helps me escape from everything.
Let’s game together this World Mental Health Day, and make sure other young people with cancer have someone in their corner - someone like my Youth Support Coordinator, Conor.
Take on one of our timed-challenges or set your own.
Stream for 7 hours for the 7 young people like me who are diagnosed with cancer every day.
Stream for 10 hours for World Mental Health Day on 10th October
Split 28 hours as a stream team for the 28 hospital units that have been designed to feel like home for young people, which made a big difference to me!
Get together with your mates for a FIFA face off or stream an epic solo gaming session - whatever you choose, every minute of your charity stream will help change the future for young people like me.
Teenage Cancer Trust funds specialist nurses and youth workers who are trained to support young people like me, not just with the physical side of cancer, but with the emotional impact too.
Conor, my Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator, recognised that I was feeling down. He arranged for two of my friends to come in and visit me in hospital, so I was able to play FIFA with them.
It was nice to have that sense of normality rather than everything being about cancer treatment
Whether you’re a casual PC gamer, Switch gamer, a board game player or anything in between - you can still play games for good!
Gaming brings people together and when you’re a teenager going through cancer – gaming can mean so much more!
You don’t need to stream to get involved - get together with your mates to see how many board games you can get through in 24 hours, or choose your own challenge.
How gaming for charity works
What’s in it for you?
Join forces with other creators in the gaming world who support Teenage Cancer Trust, including Ethan Payne – you might know him as Behzinga.
Build your community around a cause you care about and get that great feeling together!
Make a real difference by helping Teenage Cancer Trust reach and be there for young people facing cancer.
Every £ you raise adds up! Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference.
So, whether you raise £5 or £500 on game day, you’re supporting our mission to reach every young person going through cancer. Now that’s what we call being a game changer!
How much gamers like you have raised so far!