Games for the Weans 🎮🎲
Help us bring the power of gaming to children in hospital!
Whether you're a gamer, streamer or just love to play games with friends and family, Games for the Weans is for you!
The campaign is raising funds to buy adapted gaming equipment, consoles and video games for the boys and girls at the children's hospital in Glasgow. Fundraising will also support the hospital's Play Team - so that children in hospital always have someone to play with.
How to get involved
- Donate today using JustGiving >>
- Do a charity stream, sponsored gaming marathon, games night, or even give up gaming! You can fundraise using JustGiving or Tiltify. If you are streaming on a platform such as Twitch, you can connect your fundraising page. (Please note, only US-registered charities are eligible for YouTube Giving.)
- We also have a range of fundraising events waiting for your squad to ready up. Join us at our Sponsored Walk, the Great Scottish Run or the Kiltwalk in Edinburgh! Charity places and/or entry fee discounts may be available for your team.
- You can fundraise on your own, or get your friends, family and workplace involved. To find out more, call 0141 212 8750 or email us.
The children's hospital in Glasgow is the biggest in Scotland, and treats 500 children (weans) from across the country every day - children like Benji.
Benji's family live in the Scottish Highlands, nearly 200 miles from the hospital. Recently, Benji has been receiving cancer treatment in Glasgow.
Video games have transformed Benji's time in hospital. Benji is hundreds of miles away from his friends, but gaming helps him to relax and provides a vital distraction from his illness. Gaming can play an important role in supporting the mental health of children and families in hospital.