Yogscast have set a new record for their Jingle Jam charity fundraiser, raising over $1.1 million in the first week alone.
Since 2011, Lewis Brindley, Simon Lane, and other members of The Yogscast have held an annual Christmas fundraising event to help raise money for charity. Each year, they’ve celebrated with a live stream on their Twitch channel for up to nine hours a day throughout December, featuring members of the group as well as special guests.
Jingle Jangle 2016 began on 1 December and has already surpassed the $1.1 million raised in 2014, with audiences for the live stream reaching approximately 30,000.
Within the first four hours of the event they had raised $200k, a figure which was only reached after the first few days in the previous year. Since 2011, they have raised a total of $3.7 million for charity.
— Snowman Honeyatchoo! (@SimonHoneydew) December 1, 2016
As part of the fundraiser, fans and viewers are invited to donate money in exchange for games and soundtracks redeemable on Steam. Donations of $30 or more receive a bundle of games which would otherwise cost over $650 to download. More games and items are being added daily to the range on offer, all of which have been donated by the developers and publishers.
Charities supported by Jingle Jangle 2016 include the Mental Health Foundation, Cancer Research UK, WDC, GamesAid, ILGA, and Special Effect.
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