Diabetes UK Fundraiser Weekend

I’m spending three days worth of streams, 17 hours in all, raising money for Diabetes UK. Every new subscriber, every cheer, every donation, it will all go straight to them. (In the case of subscriptions, this will be at the value subbed, not the value I receive.) If you want to read my story of this, then just jump to the second part of the page.


So, the schedule for the weekend will be as follows. All times are BST.

Saturday Afternoon – 1400-1800
Talisman – Featuring guests! At the time of writing, I have three slots left if people want to join. Just let me know.

Saturday Evening – 2000-2300
Fun & Party games! – We’ll be playing games like Ultimate Chicken Horse, Move or Die, We Need To Go Deeper and Halfdead! Most of these include Twitch chat interaction, so even if you’re not playing, you’ll be able to play us.

Sunday Afternoon – 1400-1800
Secret World Legends – We’ll be wandering through Secret World Legends, probably get killed a bit, probably kill a bit. Stuff will happen.

Sunday Evening – 2000-2300
Jackbox Party – We’ll be playing Jackbox games all evening, so drop in, drop out, chillax, get your phones at the ready!

Monday Evening – 2000-2300
Overwatch – A nice, calm, relaxing game of repeated death and murder and yelling into the microphone!

 

If people want to donate, then there are several ways you can do this.

  • Subscribe – You can subscribe either through Twitch or through GameWisp. The Twitch sub button will be right on the page, and you can subscribe to any tier you want. If you have Amazon Prime, then you can use a Prime subscription, which counts for $5. Alternatively, you can subscribe through GameWisp. If you’re subscribing, this month will go to Diabetes UK, but if you chose to keep subscribing, then that would be extremely awesome of you.
  • Cheer – You can cheer directly through Twitch chat. Next to the emote button is a button that will let you buy bits. You can then use these in any enabled chat by simply typing cheer100, or any number you like, and that will go straight to the streamer.
  • Donations – You can send me a one time, direct donation. I run these through StreamLabs, and you can find the link here. You can also include a message to me that will appear on the stream for all to see!

However you chose to donate, you are totally awesome.


On the first weekend of July, 2016, I didn’t wake up. The last thing I remember was Saturday morning, about 5am. Around about 10 hours later, a friend I was supposed to have lunch with found me and called an ambulance. Had that been 12 hours later, instead of 10, my parents would have returned from Ireland with 75% the family they had before-hand, and I would be in a morgue somewhere. I woke up some time in the middle of Monday, with a breathing tube down my throat, a tube in my neck, and all sorts of other mess, with no idea where I was or what had happened.

This is what can happen when I fuck up and lose control of my diabetes. I’m not all that good of a diabetic, really, but I try to keep things under some measure of control, because after that happened, I had several weeks of nightmares about waking up like that again.

Anyway, moving on. I think it’s important to remember what happened. I don’t have any pictures of what I looked like during that time, which I regret because I would have liked a visual reminder. Instead, on the first weekend of July, Saturday to Monday, I’ve decided that every donation I get, any bits that get cheered, and any subscriptions that are started or renewed on those days; it will all be going directly to Diabetes UK. I’m not expecting it to be much, but I’m going to do this every year, and perhaps, over time, it will make a difference to someone somewhere, maybe help a little towards finding a cure for diabetes.

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