Banbury man turns hobby into fundraiser

A Banbury man with a passion for XBox games was watched by hundreds of people across the world as he raised money for charity with a non-stop playing marathon.

Thursday, 31st October 2019, 4:40 pm

Arron Anderson held a 24 hour charity gaming stream, raising £1,057 for Helen & Douglas House who cared for his son Harvey.

Harvey passed away in February this year aged just six. Aaron also raised £285 from donations made at Harvey’s funeral from friends and family.

Arron said: "I raise money for Helen & Douglas House because Harvey was in and out of the hospice for many years and he was very happy there.

Aaron with his XBox

"The facilities are exceptional. I organised this fundraiser to give back for everything they did for Harvey and so that other families can experience the same amazing support as we did.

"On top of everything I did, I had an amazing supporter and friend from across the pond who streams on, the platform I used for the fundraiser.

"He took my fundraiser and used it to help me gain that little bit more for Helen & Douglas House. All donations he received on his own stream and he donated every penny to Helen & Douglas House.

Arron added: "I cannot thank him and his community enough for the support they showed and great work they all did to help. His mixer channel is He really is amazing and has done so much great work to help me."

Arron's son, Harvey, who passed away earlier this year

Alison Hooker from Helen & Douglas House said: "We would like to say a huge thank Arron for raising this amazing amount of money.

"We need to raise £3.6m a year and cannot do this without wonderful people like Arron raising money for us to help local families like his providing vital respite and end-of-life care."

If you are interested in raising money for Helen & Douglas House email [email protected] or call 01865 799150.