There has never been a more important time for the world to come together in the face of this pandemic.
While a multitude of live-streamers are keeping us entertained, some are going that one step further – hosting charitable live-streams and raising awareness for important causes.
Here are some that have caught our eye recently.
Marvin & Rochelle Humes – ‘Stay At Home With The Humes’
Marvin Humes is no stranger to live-streaming (we should know). Together with wife Rochelle they’ve created a #StayAtHomesWithTheHumes series.
Previous instalments include Rochelle cutting Marvin’s hair the first time:
The Humes House Party:
And most recently, a ‘stay-at-home’ edition of their TV quiz show The Hit List:
Not only are they producing a diverse range of fun content (today it’s Pilates), but they’ve set up a JustGiving page to raise money for children’s charity the NSPCC.
DJ EZ – 24Hr Non-Stop Set
Tee-total DJ EZ’s unrelenting stamina and extensive knowledge of the UK Dance scene was on full display for this mammoth set:
This isn’t the first 24Hr stream DJ EZ has done, but it’s certainly the biggest – partnering with Boiler Room and charity My Kind Deed.
The hashtag #StayHomeWithDJEZ reached an incredible 40 million people across the world.
“DJ EZ performed with such skill, passion and energy for the whole duration dedicating the set to those working in the frontline to battle Covid-19 whilst reinforcing the stay home – save lives message” – My Kind Deed.
Combat Corona – FIFA Charity Stream
The football season may be paused, but the next best thing, FIFA 20, is being used as a vehicle to raise money for UNICEF.
Combat Corona gathered world-famous footballers from across the world and played competitive matches each other on the popular video game.
The likes of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Paulo Dybala took part:
This wasn’t just about FIFA – there were also Q&A’s, Prizes, Giveaways and more.
Altogether, this charity stream managed to raise £18,000 to help UNICEF #CombatCorona.
Mr. Afterparty – Last Night A Streaming Saved My Life
From Beatport to Tomorrowland, electronic music brands have brought the music community during this pandemic with their virtual festivals.
Mr. Afterparty are no different. Their virtual event, aptly named ‘Last Night A Streaming Saved My Life’, welcomed 24 DJ’s, in 24 locations, over 24 hours.
Featuring the likes of Oliver Huntemann:
And Archie Hamilton:
All funds raised through their JustGiving page were donated to the International Red Cross and the Global Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Tiltify – Hope From Home
Taking place on World Health Day, #HopeFromHome was a unique, multi-platform digital fundraising event that brought together entertainers, influencers and celebrities.
Irish YouTuber JackSepticEye’s 10-hour stream raised $650,000 alone. It featured a diverse array of entertainment, from a ‘Let’s Play’ of the new Animal Crossing game, to a surprise message from by Jeff Goldblum:
Altogether Hope From Home raised an eye-watering $1.6 million, for charities including United Way, Red Nose Day and the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund.
All these live-streams, regardless of how much money they raised, are doing their part to unite the world and bring together communities doing these unprecedented times.