Twelve hours for your first ‘proper’ charity livestream is a tough place to start, but at the (literal) end of the day, viewers of Last Minute Continue’s Twitch livestream raised an amazing $500 for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in English as Doctors Without Borders.
Whilst LMC has been a constant partner of Race For Good activities down the years and recently took part in a collaborative effort for LGBTQ support organisation The Trevor Project. The midday-to-midnight stream was LMC’s first dedicated charity stream of its own creation, made to celebrate ten years of broadcasting on Twitch and utilising the Crowd Control system to allow viewers to cause in-game actions with their donations.
The game in question was Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the same game the site first streamed back in 2012.
Founded in 1971 in Paris, France. MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. Offering assistance to people based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
They provide medical care to help people survive catastrophic situations, where communities and health structures may be overwhelmed. Their core work providing emergency medical assistance in situations of armed conflict.
LMC’s owner and editor Kevin Eva said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their support, both those who gave donations for the cause and those who tuned in that day to offer their support. For a ‘first effort’, this was an amazing response – particularly given all that is going on in the world and how hard pressed people are at the moment financially. Your kindness and generosity to help others speaks wonders and I hope MSF are able to utilise this money to offer help to those who so desperately need it.”
Thank you to everyone for your support.