“I have heard about St Oswald’s Hospice and how essential and fundamental the work they do is, through my mam who is a district nurse. I thought I would try to raise money for such a fantastic cause.
“For me gaming is something I have always had a great passion for. I get a kick from watching streamers so if I could get into streaming and help put a smile on someone’s face or bring a little bit of positivity to someone’s day then that is something I strive to achieve. As someone who suffers with mental health I always try and make people smile and laugh as I know first-hand how hard it can be to do and streaming is really helping me with that as well as building my own self confidence!
“It seemed like a perfect combination, to do something I love whilst raising money for such an amazing cause, it felt like a win, win situation. In total I streamed for over 10 hours and we raised £355 which is outstanding as my target was only to raise £100! I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends and Facebook followers who were extremely supportive of this venture.
“As a way to raise a few more pounds, I decided to shave my beard off and just keep my moustache for the stream. As I was going to be playing Super Mario for the stream I thought it would be fun to try and look as much like Super Mario as I could. I may not have looked great but the viewers definitely got a laugh out of it and it helped raise a little extra too.
“I hope it can inspire other people to follow my footsteps and use gaming and streaming as a platform to raise awareness for such an incredible charity. Thank you St Oswald’s and good luck in all that you do.”