Jingle Jam’s 2022 event raises £3.4million for 12 charities

Jingle Jam has announced that its 2022 event has raised more than £3.4million for charity from over 85,000 donations.

The event, which took place from December 1 and ended December 15, rewarded donations over £35 with a games collection containing almost 90 games worth over £1,000. More than 300 community fundraisers signed up to stream on Twitch and raise funds for the event, as well as the official Jingle Jam Twitch stream on the Yogscast channel which ran at the same time and was organised and run entirely by volunteers.

Since Jingle Jam’s conception in 2011, the amount raised for charity has exceeded £22million thanks to the success of 2022’s event. “We’re absolutely delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount for our charity partners during this year’s event,” said Lewis Brindley, co-founder of The Yogscast and Jingle Jam trustee. “A huge thanks to the generous publishers, developers and partners who donated games and codes to this year’s collection.”

This year’s Jingle Jam fundraising efforts will support 12 charities each with different values:

  • British Red Cross – Providing critical aid to those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and to young people from war-torn countries who have found safety in the UK.
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – Taking a stand against suicide and showing that life is always worth living.
  • Dogs For Autism – Training and providing assistance dogs at no charge to autistic people who would benefit from such a partnership.
  • Huntington’s Disease Association – Helping to advise and support children impacted by the rare, hereditary, degenerative and complex neurological disorder, Huntington’s Disease.
  • Kidscape – Providing life-changing, practical support to children and families impacted by bullying, helping to reach more young people including those in diverse communities.
  • Mermaids – Creating more opportunities for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people to connect, be themselves, experience trans joy and thrive.
  • Movember – Tackling some of the complex health issues facing men today, including prostate and testicular cancer.
  • Reset Mental Health – Improve the mental wellbeing of young black adults from underfunded and underserved black communities through the delivery of free mental health services.
  • Special Effect – Bringing fun and inclusion to disabled gamers and seriously ill children.
  • Special Olympics Great Britain – Sending a team of Special Olympics GB athletes to represent Great Britain at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2023 in Berlin – the world’s largest inclusive sporting event.
  • Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal – Funding the Jingle Jam Building, a pioneering and transformational development for the young patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation – Protecting whales and dolphins in their natural habitats.

Jingle Jam will be returning in 2023. Jingle Jam Chair, Rich Keith, said, “To be able to raise more money than 2021 during such a difficult year for so many people is incredible and we are delighted that the 12 charity partners can put this significant amount of money towards these fantastic causes.” He continues, “We look forward to Jingle Jam returning in 2023, we will be seeking expressions of interest for 2023 charity partners soon.”

In other news, Epic Games will have to pay the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over half a billion dollars after allegations that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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