Player 2

Take on a gaming fundraiser to support grieving children, young people and families.

At Winston’s Wish we work with children and young people after someone important to them has died. Many of them have shared that gaming helps them cope with their grief. Some play games to remember the person who has died or play to simply switch off for a while when things get tough. Some have shared that the person who died is someone they used to game with – their Player 2.

Inspired by their stories our Player 2 campaign is a call out to gamers and streamers everywhere for your help! We’re asking you to take on a gaming fundraiser or marathon for Winston’s Wish and raise money to help us be there for grieving children when they need us most.

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Choose your challenge

Decide on your game and challenge. You’re welcome to choose any any platform and challenge length to suit you

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Fill in the form below to register your gaming challenge, then set up your fundraising page on JustGiving and decide if you’re going to stream it.

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Make a difference

Raise as much as you can by sharing your page with friends and family and on your social media channels, and complete your challenge.

How your support can make a difference

Lots of children and young people lose their Player 2 every day in the UK, whether it’s their mum, dad, sibling or someone else important. By joining us you can make a real and lasting impact on the lives of grieving children across the country.  

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£16 could pay for a live chat session for a child or young person

£26 could fund a resource pack for a grieving child, including a memory box to help them to remember their special person

£54 could help pay for us to run an online support group for young people

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Why Winston’s Wish?

We believe that every child deserves the chance to live a life filled with opportunity, regardless of the hand they receive. We want every child who faces the devastating loss of a loved one at a young age to know that the rest of their days don’t need to be defined by their grief and that they can enjoy a full and flourishing future. 

Over the last 30 years, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of children and young people who have lost their Player 2. Each one has their own story to tell and their own unique way of making sense of their grief.  

We need your help to make sure that we can be there for them and work towards a future where no child grieves alone.

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