Steve from RiotBananas said:
‘RiotBananas is a bit of an online alter-ego, a silly name I chose to use years ago for various gaming services that just kind of stuck! It’s been a great outlet for my creativity and mental health.
‘The 12-hour stream was absolutely amazing, the support came in immediately, I had only set a £500 goal for the entire 12 hours and we smashed through that within the first hour or so and I had to increase the goal to £1,500, which we then smashed through again!
It was so heart-warming to see our amazing community come together in what has been difficult times for every one of us.
‘I chose MindOut for a few reasons. A couple of years ago my cousin, who had recently come out as gay, took his own life.
I can only imagine the pain he was in and I really wanted to help support people in similar positions so that other families may not lose a loved one who could be helped by having someone relatable to talk to in such difficult times.
‘Mental health is such a big part of my stream, the community and Twitch in general, as is making the community a safe, welcoming space for members of the LGBTQ+ community so helping MindOut felt like the perfect fit.’
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