About the event:
The Hostile Environment policies leave thousands of people who came to the UK as asylum seekers or refugees in vulnerable, precarious and often inhumane situations. Unfortunately, it is up to individuals, community groups and charities to ensure that those affected by the policies receive the support they need. Often these efforts are underfunded and depend on donations.
Gaming Against the Hostile Environment aims to raise awareness about the hostile environment policies against refugees and asylum seekers, while raising urgent funds for grassroots organisations that support those affected by these policies. Our first gaming marathon saw four gamers raise close to £3,000 for community groups doing incredible work in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
This year, we will once again set up the gamer gear and raise funds for the following four amazing groups: Intercultural Youth Scotland in Edinburgh; Maslow’s Community Shop in Glasgow; Manchester Refugee Support Network and Refugee Women’s Centre in Northern France. We are also super excited to announce that a corporate sponsor will matchfund all donations!
To join in, set up a supporting fundraiser by clicking on “Start fundraising” on our crowdfunding page and feel free to pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Play any length of the marathon at anytime between 14-20 June.
All gamers are invited to join for a celebration stream on World Refugee Day (Sunday 20 June) – time and Game to be confirmed.
If you’d like to stream, you can use whatever you’d like: Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, Discord, or something else! If you have any questions on how to set this up, or want some logos to use on the stream, please email us at email@example.com