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Did you know, 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime within the UK?
Dave/Rockape here! Much like Macmillan have their own dedicated "Game Heroes" pages setup for video game streamers and the like, the Welsh Gaming Network are dedicating their charity work this year to do something similar for Velindre Cancer Centre where I work my day job.
Who are the Welsh Gaming Network?
What is Velindre Cancer Centre?
Velindre Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to over 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond. We are one of the largest cancer centres in the UK. Each year over 5,000 new referrals and around 50,000 new outpatient appointments are seen by us. We employ over 670 staff with many more volunteers.
Patient numbers have risen in recent years as advances in cancer treatment and diagnosis continue to be made. This increase is reflected by the increased need for highly skilled and experienced staff. We play a significant role in educating and training health care professionals to meet these future demands. The cancer centre is host for the Clinical Oncology section of the University of Wales College of Medicine.
Why are we doing this?
Velindre and fundraising go hand in hand if you look to any community fundraising events across Wales, you will usually spot something being done for Velindre. This is because anyone in Wales who has been touched by cancer, maybe a family member or friend, would have needed services provided by Velindre. Either at the centre itself or at any of the outreach services provided. There are also wonderful breakthroughs in cancer treatment thanks to the countless worldwide trials which Velindre plays a major role in, and the support and care patients and their families receive is wonderful.
There are MANY patrons for Velindre Fundraising including sports stars, Welsh businesses and us regular folk. We wish to add to that, while showing the power behind using video games for fundraising much like bigger games companies do, where hundreds of millions of pounds are raised each year for various charities.
- Promote you on our website and social media
- Attend your event as a group (if in real life) or egg you on if it is online
- Provide you with tips on how to make a great gaming related charity event/stream
- Help to plan the fundraising itself I.E. we can help to provide T-shirts and collection forms
- Possibly bring volunteers if its a real life event
We will update this page regularly whenever somebody comes forward with their charity event, and we will also update the website, social media and Discord so everyone knows whats happening.
If you are interested in checking out what we are about, please visit our website: https://welshgaming.co.uk
Or speak to us directly via Discord by joining: https://discord.gg/welshgaming
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