Lancashire mind operate services & awareness campaigns across schools & workplaces, helping direct people to the care services they need. Mental health awareness is a fundamental part of us building the foundations for those who suffer to start their journey to improving their mental wellbeing.
This subject matter has never been more prevalent in our society & in particular amongst the online gaming community. Whilst the progression of online gaming has helped in building communities of gamers, allowing them to connect & interact with each other like never before, it has also undoubtedly exposed more vulnerable individuals to a platform that may adversely impact their mental state of mind. So where better to raise awareness of such an important social issue than via an online gaming platform itself?
Recently Abroco teamed up with Andrew Berry AKA Harveytoadface on Twitch, who is a fund-raising champion for Lancashire Mind. In addition to other great work in supporting his charity, Andrew organises online gaming tournaments to raise funds & spread awareness of mental health amongst his participants & viewers who stream the event. Abroco partnered up with Andrew supporting his recent event which took place on Saturday 11th May 2019. The event was broadcast on his channel:
The stream can also be viewed here:
Motivation & fund-raising...
Here is what Andrew had to say about his great work & motivation for supporting such an important charity:
"As part of my stream, I help raise funds for Lancashire Mind. It's a cause that's close to my heart, my younger brother has used their services in the past and is now at university studying to be a counsellor, also my partner has volunteered for Lancashire Mind in the past also. So as part of my stream, I donate a portion of my monthly revenue to them. I also host various events to increase the fund-raising. In 2018 I raised over £1500 for Lancashire Mind and this year, the target is £2000.
As part of this fund-raising, I hosted a PUBG tournament where teams would donate £10 to enter a team of 2 to take part in a PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds tournament. The tournament was on the 11th May and involved the duo's playing 4 rounds. We had 14 teams enter and Abroco provided a gaming chair for the player with the most points accumulated.
The tournament raised £350 for Lancashire Mind and everyone involved enjoyed it very much. I would like to thank Abroco for helping us with this tournament and supporting a worthy cause in helping Mental Health".
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the event & congratulate Seth McGrady, who won the tournament receiving an ATOM GT for his efforts. Seth also has his own Channel on Twitch & can be found at https://www.twitch.tv/dominantspore_tv.
Without individuals like Andrew, who give up their valuable time to fund raise & host events that spread awareness, charities would definitely suffer. I am sure Lancashire Mind & all who benefit from their services are extremely appreciative of his efforts.