Starlight Children's Foundation has been doing its magic to help brighten the day for sick kids across Australia for decades, and its latest initiative is one we can all get behind. The Game Changers event, in partnership with EB Games and Twitch, is encouraging streamers and gamers to join in on a live fundraising event from August 13 - 30, 2020.
Last year Game Changers saw over 100 people register to help raise over $100,000 which then went on to make the hospital experience for over 2,500 seriously ill children that much brighter.
"Every minute of every day, a child is admitted to hospital in Australia," Starlight's Partnerships Manager, Tracey Tomlin, said. "Now more than ever, sick and hospitalised kids need fun and positive distraction to help them cope with the loneliness and fear they are facing. Game Changers who fundraise $39 will give one seriously ill child access to our vital hospital services, including the Starlight Express Room. It's a place for children to get down to the serious business of having fun playing their favourite videos games or doing arts and crafts with Captain Starlight. Because happiness matters!"
On that note Starlight is hoping to raise $136,500 to support this vital service. For gamers and streamers, registration is open now at GameChangers.org.au where fundraising goals can be set alongside support and rewards. As a cool bonus those signing up before 8am Monday 13 July AEST will get their name showcased in EB Games and Zing stores on a Twitch Game Changers poster.
People already registered include Princess_Ze1da, RubeePlays, MaidMama, JackHuddo and Cubeyy. Plus, the Starlight Streamers Discord channel is now live. Definitely a great cause!