Jingle Jam Surpasses Lifetime Charity Fundraising Total of £25 Million Since Starting in 2011


Jingle Jam Surpasses Lifetime Charity Fundraising Total of £25 Million Since Starting in 2011

After a fortnight of fun supported by content creators from across the UK video game community, the 2023 Jingle Jam has raised over £2.7 million for its 12 supported charities, taking the initiative’s lifetime total past £25 million.

Over 60,000 donations were received during the event, which ran from 1 December to 14 December, with money raised for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), Comic Relief, War Child, CoppaFeel! and more.

The other charities supported this year were Autistica, Galop, Hello World, Justdiggit, Movember, the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People), Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

More than 630 streaming partners took part in the 2023 event, including Vikkstar, RT Game and Freyz Playz driving an average donation of £41.97.

“We’re incredibly proud of the amount of money raised this year and over the past twelve years,” said Lewis Brindley, co-founder of Jingle Jam. “I want to thank all those who have streamed, danced and played over the years, helping us reach this incredible milestone.”

“Every year we are blown away by how the video game community comes together, and this year was no exception. We’re already looking forward to 2024!”

Founded by Lewis and Simon of the Yogscast back in 2011 to raise money for Oxfam, Jingle Jam has grown significantly in size and momentum ever since and was established as a fundraising charity in 2022.

Over the years, a wide array of charitable organisations have been supported. These beneficiaries cover a diverse range of causes, such as environmental sustainability, wildlife conservation, relief efforts in conflict zones, promoting accessibility in gaming and sports, cancer research, supporting LGBTQ+ rights and efforts to combat racism.

The totals raised for each of the charities supported in 2023 are as follows:

Autistica | £215,341 Raised – Creating a mental Health and Wellbeing Tips Hub for young autistic people

Campaign Against Living Miserably | £277,066 Raised – Providing urgent mental healthy services for young people at risk of suicide.

Comic Relief | £196,681 Raised – Tackling food insecurity by providing 920,000 meals across the UK in winter 2023/24

CoppaFeel! | £209,247 Raised – Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer amongst young people, and driving relevancy amongst under represented groups that it can affect ANY body, regardless of age, gender or race.

Galop | £207,309 Raised – Unlocking a better future for LGBT+ youth with a national abuse and violence service.

Hello World | £204,387 Raised – Closing the digital divide for marginalised children and young people globally.

Justdiggit | £211,872 Raised – Regreening African landscapes by using indigenous techniques, (mobile) technology and communication to inspire farmers to restore their land.

Movember | £218,525 Raised – Working towards a future where men and their communities live happier and longer lives, by solving some of the most complex issues facing men today such as prostate and testicular cancer.

RNIB | £192,422 Raised – Transforming the lives of children and young people with vision impairment through education, social support, and the joy of accessible video-gaming.

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal | £219,576 Raised – The creation of a unique facility for Bristol Children’s Hospital which will be named the Jingle Jam Building.

War Child | £215,526 Raised – To protect, educate, and advocate for the rights of children impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation | £332,978 Raised – Helping to end whaling and hunting for good so that whales and dolphins can keep performing their vital role in the ocean to help us fight climate and biodiversity breakdown.

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