The fundraiser is set to occur on 19 June.
Melanin Gamers have announced they’ll be holding a fundraising live stream, in support of Imperial Health Charity, which supports the five Imperial NHS hospitals – St. Mary’s, Hammersmith, Western Eye, Queen Charlottes & Chelsea, and Charing Cross – through fundraising, grants, arts and volunteering measures.
MG is honoured and proud to announce that we have the privilege of gracing the front page of @Twitch for our 24-hour Sickle-cell Awareness Day Stream Friday 19th June 2020 @ImperialCharity
Please join ushttps://t.co/Pw3xHIsKWM
Please support https://t.co/9YNMs2UaAC#mgsquad pic.twitter.com/lzOuH6WBqG
— Melanin Gamers (@melaningamers) June 16, 2020
The live stream is set to occur for 24 hours, and will see a host of Twitch streamers taking part, including creativelylanzy, YayaLovesAnime, CartmanZ_ZNoobis, DollarYen, Agent Triple A and itsDandyitsDandy.
The games to be played include Overwatch, Kingdom Hearts and Apex Legends, with discussions about sickle-cell anemia occurring throughout the stream.
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Join us for MG's first ever 24 hour stream all for a good cause. Sickle-cell Awareness Day! We are gaming, chatting raising awareness and funds to donate to the bloodfund. Link in bio. 19th June 2020. #mgsquad – Sickle-cell Anaemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the red blood cells and various organs in the body. – Streamers include @creativelyanzy @yayalovesanime @cartmanz_znoobis @dollaryen.ttv @adamashant @itsdandyitsdandy With thanks to @garyaswaby @crumbs.12 @sjay.0 For providing videos of their experience living with Sickle-cell. @imperialnhs @sicklecelluk #melaningamers #sicklecellsoldier #sicklecellwarrior #sicklecellawareness #bloodfund #charity #justgiving #stream #charitystream #diversity #community #inclusion
Melanin Gamers was founded by creativelylanzy and “is a gaming community that promotes inclusion and diversity in the video games industry”. It is known for highlighting streamers of colour who are helping to make the online gaming sphere a more diverse and welcoming place for all.
The group is hosting the fundraiser through JustGiving, with the goal being to reach £300.
Those wishing to keep up-to-date on the fundraiser can do so by following Melanin Gamers on Twitter.
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