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We are inviting gamers of all kinds to take part in our new gaming challenge Power Up – raising funds to help end homelessness.

Power Up is launched on Saturday 6 August to coincide with the finals of the first-ever Commonwealth Esports Championships taking place in Birmingham alongside the Commonwealth Games and just in time for the summer holidays.

It’s aimed at anyone who enjoys gaming at whatever level, and at whatever age, who wants to support a good cause while they enjoy themselves.

The great thing about Power Up is its flexibility.  Gamers can choose how they take part, who they take part with, and can raise funds in their own time.

This is an ongoing challenge that we hope will be an attractive activity for people to take part in during the summer holidays as well as on dark winter evenings.

The Power Up challenge is designed to include games and gaming of all kinds. It could be a solo endeavour, a team challenge, a virtual tournament or a gaming marathon to test endurance: the possibilities are endless.

It could involve playing Minecraft, Animal Crossing or Grand Theft Auto at home or globally via a live streaming platform.  Alternatively it could involve a board game challenge played face-to-face with family and friends – either at home or in a favourite board game café.

As the pressure of the cost of living crisis increases, the need to support our work has never been greater. Homelessness, mental health and other issues are of concern to the public and we want to make it as simple as possible for people to support our work.

Power Up is an easy way for the thousands of people who enjoy games and gaming to put the fun into fundraising.  We hope people will want to use Power Up to take their fundraising and gaming ability to the next level.

The Power Up challenge is free to take part in and people can sign up at where they will also find guidance on how to turn gaming into funds.

Starting on 6 August, Power Up is an ongoing challenge which aims to raise £10,000 in the current financial year to support Framework’s services tackling homelessness.

We are delighted that word about Power Up is already creating excitement in the gaming community not least with mother and daughter Doralena and Carolina Giraldo – proving that gaming is for people of all ages.

Self-confessed gaming nerd Carolina turned her mother into a gamer when taking part in an earlier gaming fundraiser organised by Framework and they are both looking forward to Power Up. We are very pleased to their endorsement of this new initiative.

Carolina has said: “It’s great to hear that Framework is giving gamers an opportunity to do gaming for good. I spend many hours a week in online gaming and can see lots of ways to raise funds doing something I love.  I’ll be talking to my friends and gaming contacts to see how we can collaborate to take part in Power Up and support this great cause.”

Her mother Doralena, from Long Eaton, Derbyshire, who was previously been helped by Framework, said: “I really enjoy gaming for good because it allows me to learn a new skill and support Framework while also spending time with my children and being a kid again.”

Claire Eden

Head of Fundraising and Communications