Jingle Jam – co-founded by some of those behind UK-based streamer group Yogscast and billed as the world’s biggest games charity event – is returning for a 12th year.
Once again, streamers across the globe will raise funds for 12 charitable projects – both in the UK and internationally – while sharing the popular Jingle Jam Games Collection.
This year Jingle Jam will bring together the gaming community from December 1st to 14 2022.
Since 2011, the events have raised $25m for dozens of great causes, showcasing the generosity of gamers, streamers, publishers and developers. The variety and scope of projects for this year include 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,” said 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.
Special live events and games are broadcast on the front page of Twitch for the duration of the event.
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 games like Northgard, Surviving Mars and Barotrauma, as well as celebrated indie titles like Wildermyth and Hyper Light Drifter.
This year’s Jingle Jam fundraising period and Jingle Jam charity games collection will support the following charity projects:
- British Red Cross
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
- Dogs for Autism
- Huntingdon’s Disease Association
- Reset Mental Health
- Special Olympics Great Britain
- Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal
- Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Organised and hosted entirely by volunteers, in the first week of December last year Yogscast’s Twitch channel was the biggest channel on the platform.
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 December 1st on Tiltify and take part.
There’s more information at jinglejam.co.uk
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