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15 Jun 2020

“We didn’t foresee what was to come”

When Russell and Susan started their gaming livestream in January 2020, they were aiming to meet new people and slowly build an all-inclusive community to enjoy the world of gaming together.

In the first week a new follower called Natalie joined the page. “We got chatting,” said Russell. “She’s a gamer with disabilities and I mentioned I’d like to donate all of our stream stars (money) to a charity.”

“I wanted to support a UK-based charity related to gaming and did some research. That’s how I found out about SpecialEffect.”

“It warmed my heart so much watching the videos about the people they help, and as soon as I showed Natalie, we knew this was a perfect fit.”

“We must admit though, we didn’t foresee what was to come with the page. Roll forward nearly five months and our stream page has over 5000 followers! It’s an amazing community and they’ve donated nearly $4000 in total so far for SpecialEffect.”

Russell streams MyMagnumHurts most evenings between 8pm and midnight - slightly longer on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s a welcoming stream with a real feelgood vibe thanks to Russell and Susan - and of course Natalie. “She’s been so supportive,” explained Russell. “She’s become our main page moderator, supporting the community everyday.”

We’re SO grateful to Russell and everyone involved with the stream, and it’s an honour to have their help. “We’re extremely proud of what everyone has achieved,” said Russell. “We look forward to supporting the charity for a long time to come.”

Below: Russell and Susan

Smiling couple in a garden. Inset shows livestream screenshot

 

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