The global games industry, YouTubers and streamers come together between December 1st – 14th to support a diverse range of charity projects in the UK and beyond.
Bristol, UK – 14th September 2022. Jingle Jam – the world’s biggest games charity event – is returning for a 12th year! Bringing together the whole gaming community in an epic and emotional event that will run from the 1st to the 14th of December 2022, streamers across the globe will raise funds for twelve deserving charitable projects – both in the UK and internationally – while sharing the hugely popular Jingle Jam Games Collection.
Since 2011, the events have raised a staggering $25 million for dozens of great causes and showcase the huge generosity of gamers, streamers, publishers and developers. The variety and scope of projects for this year includes disabled access to gaming and sport, neurodiversity, cancer research, mental health, tackling bullying, LGBTQ+ issues, and sustainability.
“We always look forward to this time of year – it’s so great to see everyone pitching in to raise an incredible sum of money for some amazing causes,” says Lewis Brindley, co-founder of Jingle Jam and The Yogscast. “We have some fantastic projects this year and the money raised through the generosity of the gaming community will have a massive impact. We want 2022 to be the biggest year ever – and to do this we need to get even more people involved in streaming their own Jingle Jam streams during the first two weeks of December.”
Special live events and games are broadcast on the front page of Twitch.tv for the duration of the event – offering a global focal point for the collection, the companies participating and the charities being supported. Game publishers and developers can get involved by including their games in the collection, which is given to anyone who donates £35 or more. Last year’s collection included global smash hits like Northgard, Surviving Mars and Barotrauma; as well as celebrated indie titles like Wildermyth and Hyper Light Drifter.
Organised and hosted entirely by volunteers, in the first week of December last year twitch.tv/yogscast was the biggest channel on Twitch. The opening three-hour stream of Jingle Cats was watched by over 1m unique viewers and the event is featured heavily on the Yogscast YouTube network and social media platforms with tens of millions of subscribers.
Last year also saw 215 community fundraisers as other creators, charities and games companies ran their own Jingle Jam streams, raising over £480,000. This year anyone will be able to register from 1 December on Tiltify and take part.
This year’s Jingle Jam fundraising period and Jingle Jam charity games collection will support the following charity projects:
British Red Cross
Providing critical aid to those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and to young people who have found safety in the UK.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
To stand together with teenagers and young adults by providing advice and support that helps break down the stigma around suicide, stands up to the stereotypes that surround it and shows that life is always worth living.
Dogs for Autism
Springboard the work of Dogs for Autism’s ‘Autistic Youth Independence Programme’, transforming so many more lives, one cheeky puppy at a time.
Huntington’s Disease Association
Help, advice, and support for over 300 children and young people currently impacted by the effects of the rare, hereditary, degenerative, and complex neurological disorder, Huntington’s disease.
Provide life-changing, practical support to children and families impacted by bullying, helping to reach more young people, including those in diverse communities.
Create more opportunities for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people to connect, be themselves, experience trans joy, and thrive.
Tackling some of the most complex health issues facing men today, including prostate and testicular cancer.
RESET Mental Health
Improve the mental wellbeing of young black adults from underfunded and underserved black communities through the delivery of free mental health services.
Bring fun and inclusion to 100s more disabled gamers and seriously ill children in 2023.
Special Olympics Great Britain
o send a team of Special Olympics GB athletes to represent Great Britain at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2023 in Berlin – the world’s largest inclusive sporting event which uses the power of sport to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities around the world.
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal
To fund Jingle Jam Building, a pioneering and transformational development for the young patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Protecting Honeydew and other whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in Scotland.
You can keep up to date with all things Jingle Jam on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jinglejam
Follow the official Jingle Jam livestreams in December at https://www.twitch.tv/yogscast
More information at https://www.jinglejam.co.uk/
Simon Byron, Yogscast Games
About the Jingle Jam
The Jingle Jam is the world’s biggest games charity event, taking place every year. Since its inception in 2011 the Jingle Jam has raised $25 million, all for charitable projects across the world.