Yogcast Raises Over $1.1 Million For Charities in December

Popular YouTube personalities the Yogcast Network managed to raise $1,148,293.91 (or £700,000) in the month of December as part of its Yogscast Dwarven Dairy Drive. The proceeds generated from the charitable event will be divided between several UK charities including Oxfam, War Child, GamesAid, Special Effect and Little People UK.

"We were aiming to reach £300,000 so to get to £700,000 is an incredible achievement and shows how generous gamers in general and Yognau(gh)ts in particular are," said chief executive Mark Turpin.

"We've had amazing support from the UK and international video games industry supplying the games and items – there is no way we could have raised the money we did without their fantastic support. We also have to thank the Yogscast family who gave up their nights every day, except Christmas Day, in December to broadcast live and raise money."

During the event, Yogcast creators appeared on Twitch every night to raise funds for charity, entertain viewers, and sell off donated bundles and other goodies.

(Image © 2014 Yogcast.)

Editor's note: currency conversion from British Gold Sterling Pound to US Dollar calculated by XE Currency Converter.

Source: GII

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