Gaming: Live stream raises money to fight loneliness during lockdown.

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By Harry Pettigrew

An aspiring video game streamer raised £137, during a 20 hour charity Twitch stream, to raise money for fighting loneliness.

Picture: Aarthy Balaganesh

Joe Kizmus, 20, who usually works at Llantwit Fardre Rugby club, decided to start streaming on Twitch while on furlough during the coronavirus pandemic.

The stream raised £137 for Operation Anti-loneliness and was watched by 341 people.

Operation Anti-loneliness is a streaming campaign set up by the British Red Cross to raise money for their work around loneliness.

Joe said: “A friend recommended that I do the livestream after he had seen adverts on social media. I thought if I raise a bit of money while doing what I love to do, it would be a laugh and I get to support a great cause.”

Throughout the 20 hour stream he had to complete a variety of different forfeits depending on how much money…

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