Advocacy charity to launch gaming for good event

Advocacy charity POhWER is the latest in the voluntary sector to launch a gaming for good event this year.

It’s Play 4 POhWER fundraiser takes place between October and the end of December and is encouraging fgamers to take part in a 12-hour live stream of a game.

Gamers and streamers taking part can choose any date from next month ahead of Christmas to take part.

Those taking part need to sign up to the campaign and ensure they have an account with online platform Twitch that can be linked to fundraising tool Tiltify to ensure they can receive donations.

Streamers will be offered a guide to screen overlays they can use as well as tips on raising money and protecting their wellbeing during the 12-hour marathon.

Downloadable templates for social media are also being made available.

The charity’s fundraising and engagement director Fiona McArthur Worbey said the organisation aims to make Play 4 POhWER a regular fundraising event, which also aims to raise awareness of its advocacy work.

“It is so important that we, as a charity encourage as many gamers involved as possible so we can expand our community work providing specialist advice, information and advocacy services to as many people as we can,” she said.

“In 2022, we know gaming is a favourite pastime for many of our staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. We hope to engage new audiences and raise awareness of human rights and our work here in the UK."

Other gaming for good events taking place this year include World Gaming Day on October 22, which is being organised by online fundraising platform GivePenny and Leukaemia Care. The Stroke Association and Epilepsy Society are among charities to take part.

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