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Yogscast Jingle Jam raises over $1m for charity

Yogscast Jingle Jam

Every night through December members of the Yogscast streamed games and took on challenges to raise money for five different charities. Over the month the team raised $1,104,882.09.

The team will be splitting the money (which amounts to just over £725,000) between Oxfam, Doctors Without Borders/MSF, Fauna & Flora International, Special Effect, and End Polio Now.

Since starting their fundraising back in 2011, the Yogscast’s audience has donated more than $2.6 million to international charities.

The Yogscast incentivised viewers to donate by offering a game bundle via Humble Bundle for $25.

$175,000 of donations were raised by the team singing ‘Does Santa Claus Visit Zombie Pig-men Kids in the Nether in Minecraft (At Christmas Time)?’ and from limited edition Christmas jumpers.

“It blows our mind every year just how incredibly generous people are – I want to thank each and every person who donated to make the Jingle Jam so successful,” Yogscast co-founder Lewis Brindley said.