Train2Game News GameStars Supporting Make-A-Wish

YouTuber Syndicate is supporting the fundraiser “GameStars” to unite the gaming community behind the charity Make-A-Wish® UK because video game-related wishes are hugely popular with the young people it supports. 
  
Syndicate – also known as Tom Cassell – played video games with wish teenagers who attended the launch of the new venture at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester yesterday.  
 
Tom, who runs the channels Syndicate and Life of Tom as well as the clothing range Syndicate Original, said he felt honoured that six young people had chosen to meet him for their wishes when they could have done anything they wanted! 
 
Tom said: “I’m buzzing to have launched GameStars and will be encouraging all my followers to get involved.” 
 
By signing up to GameStars, the gamer community, developers and streamers can come together to raise money and help grant wishes – at a time of unprecedented demand for wishes at the charity – by either holding a livestream fundraiser or by fundraising through offline gaming with friends. 
 
Make-A-Wish Chief Executive Jason Suckley said: “For the young people we support, playing video games isn’t just a hobby, it can be a vital lifeline. It allows them to be themselves and stay connected with friends and family despite the confines of illness, hospital and treatment. 
 
“Through gaming, seriously ill children and teenagers can experience a new identity where they are not ill and there are no limits to their abilities, so it’s also a way of escaping the reality of life with a serious illness. More children than ever have turned to us in recent months, so we’re urging the whole gaming community to get behind us to help us to grant wishes by fundraising through GameStars.” 
 
To find out more and sign up to GameStars, visit http://bit.ly/2uGVmES