Martin Hywood, living with Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy, on video games:
Why are they so important to me? Well, they mean the world. They are a leveller, my disability is non-existent in the gaming world, I am equal.
Create your challenge by choosing your console, which game you’ll play, and how long your gaming marathon will last. Whether it’s for 6, 12 or 24 hours, we’ll support you in using JustGiving and Twitch to stream your fundraiser to friends, family and fans. By raising money, your mission will help ours, to find effective treatments and cures for all muscle-wasting conditions.
Choose which game you will be playing and which device you will play on.
Is there a game you could play for hours or a new release you can't wait to try?
Create your challenge.
How long will your gaming marathon last?
Plan when you’ll take on your marathon.
What works best for you? When’s the best time for your friends and family to cheer you on?
Top Tip: Getting your gaming friends to join you for sections is a great idea, especially if you’re planning a lengthy game-a-thon.
Click to log in or create your JustGiving account and set up your fundraising page.
Once you've set up your fundraising page, you can share it with others and start raising money - you can even link it to your stream!
Share your challenge
Use WhatsApp, email, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to share your gaming challenge and JustGiving page. Make sure everyone knows what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
Top tip: Sign up to Twitch to stream your marathon. Link your account to Facebook, Twitter and JustGiving to keep everyone updated. Remember to tag MDUK in your social posts too.
It’s Game ON!
Don't forget to eat and drink things that are healthy and will give you energy while gaming, and take regular breaks. Above all, enjoy - you’re doing something amazing!
Stories from our gamers
Rianna has been a keen gamer since she was younger and decided to fundraise for MDUK as the cause is close to her heart. Read her story here.
Vivek is passionate about making gaming accessible for everyone. Read his story here
To get in touch with the team about It's Game On please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd love to answer any questions you have.