The Amber Foundation, in partnership with homelessness charity End Youth Homelessness* is excited to launch our first ever national gaming festival, bringing together gaming enthusiasts from across the UK in a bid to level the playing field for homeless young people.
Whether you’re a Call of Duty King, super Scrabbler or Fortnite Fiend, there’s something for everyone. We’re challenging you to Game On, and raise awareness and vital funds to help vulnerable young people find a safe, secure place to call home.
Homelessness devastates young lives. Last year over 121,000 young people in the UK were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Some facing serious danger on the streets. But, there’s still hope. With the right opportunities and support, homeless young people can turn their lives around and build successful futures.
It’s time to level the playing field and give young people a brighter future. From April 2nd to April 17th, we are asking the public to come together and join our battle to end youth homelessness. You can sign up here.
Kelsey Offord, Fundraising Manager at Amber commented: “Gaming for Good is a growing trend, and we’re excited to get involved as one of the End Youth Homelessness charities. There are many ways to raise funds, such as a gaming marathon, hosting a tournament or even getting people to sponsor you to host a streaming event in fancy dress!”
All you need to do is pick the game of your choice, and play it forward by inviting friends, family, colleagues and followers to join you in raising money for The Amber Foundation. Everyone’s efforts during the two-week period will culminate to our Grand Finale across all the EYH partner charities on Saturday 17th April where we will be celebrating successes, sharing stories of your impact and hearing from those that have taken part. There will also be an exclusive prize draw and the chance to get your hands on some fantastic treats!
*End Youth Homelessness (EYH) is a UK-wide movement of leading local charities that have joined forces to tackle youth homelessness. Together across all member charities, they are preventing a spiral into homelessness by supporting over 30,000 16-30 year olds each year.