For more information and how to donate, visit su2c.org.uk/game-on

This October, gamers around the country have come together to form the ultimate gaming dream team to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

The team are undertaking a range of gaming challenges, including playing for 12 hours straight, streaming across a range of channels to raise as much money as they can.

Launched in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. More than £62 million has been raised in the UK to date, funding 52 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country.

To encourage the gaming community to help beat cancer at its own game, influencers Two Angry Gamers, Bird Keeper Toby, Olli43, NepentheZ, ChesnoidGaming and RossiHD are dedicating a live stream to Stand Up To Cancer and encouraging their followers to donate.

Bird Keeper Toby attempted a 12-hour livestream on Saturday, 12th October.

He said: “Play into what your audiences know about you. My viewers know I like to nap frequently and get tired easily. Hence the ‘DON’T SLEEP’ theme.”

“My dad got his diagnosis a few months ago. At the time, me and my family were unsure what that meant for us all. Cancer is a very big word that left us all anxious. Now we have learnt that my dad can get treatment and is on the road to recovery. Treatments like this may not have been possible years ago, which is why I feel it’s so important to keep trying to beat this”

During the stream, he raised over £2,500 for the cause. So, today, Olli43 and Two Angry Gamers will have a go at their own gaming challenges.

Two Angry Gamers are planning on doing a system where the more donations they get, the longer they play for.

Olli43 said: “For Stand Up To Cancer, I’ll be live streaming on my new Twitch.tv channel (http://twitch.tv/olli43) where I no longer have the comfort blanket of being able to edit out my gaming mistakes. I’ll be playing games, doing challenges and having a great time while pushing for support towards the cause. Streaming live will allow me to talk to my viewers in real-time while I play, so hopefully, my community can help me if I get stuck. My community and I hope to bring awareness, support and inspire people to support the Stand Up To Cancer campaign.”

“The best tip I can give to people is to give 110% and enjoy what you’re doing. If you’re stuck on what to do, just think: what can I do to add value? Whatever you’re good at, do that.”

Why not set your own gaming challenge to help beat cancer? For more information and how to donate, visit su2c.org.uk/game-on.

It’s for an incredible cause.