A 26-year old aspiring online-gaming star is getting behind a national gaming campaign for a leukaemia charity.
Kettering based Marco Galluzzois taking part in Leukaemia Care’s streaming challenge and is aiming to raise money for the charity.
Virtual fundraising is a relatively new concept in the UK but gives another platform for people to fundraise. Gamers such as Marco can raise money from the comfort of their own homes doing something they love to do.
Online game streaming is a huge phenomenon online with 15 million people active on Twitch each day.
Over £75 million has been raised for good causes on Twitch since 2012.
Marco has his own online community, known as the Stallion Streaming Community, which has connected over 250 different gamers and the number is increasing.
Marco is looking forward to taking on the charity challenge, “I have been gaming since the age of three, and now I’m 26 and I love it. Streaming allows me to have a platform where I can bring together my favourite two aspects, entertaining people while playing games and music!
“The SSC (Stallions Streaming Community) just began as a small discord for my viewers/subscribers to have a place to chat, game together and develop as a community. With rapid progression and the community now consisting of almost 250 members in just a matter of 2 weeks, the SSC has now developed into something fantastic. We continue to support all streamers in hitting their goals and targets and provide a professional, yet supportive community that allows people to grow together”.
Nicole Scully, fundraising manager for Leukaemia Care said, “Online gaming is a new avenue for Leukaemia Care but is already proving popular with gamers. This is a way of engaging with people who perhaps wouldn’t get involved in traditional fundraising events and is a way of turning a hobby into a fantastic force for good”.
Marco and his online community will be holding a streaming weekend for Leukaemia Care from Friday 29thJune – Sunday 1stJuly.
Anybody interested in supporting their fundraising can find out more at https://home.givepenny.com/ssccharityweekend/
For anybody else considering having a streaming event for Leukaemia Care, contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org