The wholesomeness of the world is shining through today, as an announcement confirms a Miniclip and Make-A-Wish UK partnership to help grant wishes for a large number of children. If you would like to support Make-A-Wish, you can donate right here.
The collaboration between the two organizations will grant 50 video gaming-related wishes to children with critical illnesses, and their families. It’s no secret to us, and most likely you, dear reader, that gaming brings solace and a step away from reality for all of us, but especially our young ones tackling a tough time.
Gaming requests for wishes at Make-A-Wish have risen by 400% since 2017, which is why Miniclip sought to forge this partnership on top Make-A-Wish’s ‘Wish 200 Week’, a campaign that gets members of the gaming industry together to raise funds and awareness to go towards granting the gaming-themed wishes like that of Oliver, pictured in our header, who’s wish was for a Nintendo Switch.
Make-A-Wish holds Wish 200 Week each year, this being its third, taking place between 24-30th July this year. This means a grand total of 250 children have their wishes granted. What a wonderful piece of news. Since the creation of Wish 200 Week, they’ve raised nearly £700k, and have granted over 300 wishes already.
The now official partnership builds off previous work harnessing the ‘positive power of gaming’, and its communities, in order to help those less fortunate. Miniclip is a long-term supporter of Make-A-Wish, and President Rob Small is a patron of the charity.
On this partnership, he said that “it has been a joy to see the gaming community coming together to help grant wishes for fellow gamers over the years”, and that having Miniclip named as an official partner is an incredible honor.
Make-A-Wish UK is currently holding a prize draw as part of the events, where entrants are in with a chance of winning an incredible bundle featuring a custom PC, an Xbox Series S, a PlayStation 5, and a desk and chair combo. You can purchase tickets here to be part of the pool, and to support the charity.
For more gaming supporting a good cause, we have a list of eco-friendly Earth Day games that help to raise awareness about our planet.