Before launching Skelp, I made a list of some important things I wanted us to accomplish.
All the usual stuff was there as you'd expect - like reaching certain follower targets on Twitch, growing the tournament following to a certain number and offering content across different games.
But one big aim for me is what Skelp does from a charity perspective.
It's something I haven't been able to fully explore in previous work and it's always annoyed me.
Over the last few years I've became particularly aware of just how significant mental health is in our lives and I've grown more and more determined to do my bit in helping people recognise and cope with that.
That will be Skelp's ambition with any charity fundraising we do over the coming weeks, months and years.
And I'm delighted that we'll do it alongside SAMH - who are the Scottish association for Mental Health.
I know a large number of our following are male so SAMH is the perfect partner to work with moving forward. If you haven't felt the impact of mental health problems already in your life then I have no doubt you will in the future. It's up to us to play our part in helping you, and anyone who needs, deal with that in the best way possible.
So, starting at 5pm Sunday, September 27th, the Skelp Twitch stream will be live for 24 hours straight in an effort to raise as much money as possible for what is a great and worthwhile cause.
In that 24 hours we'll host our Skelp Switcheroosie tournament on Call of Duty Modern Warfare, while also playing Fortnite, Warzone, Rocket League and other games with some of our audience and some special guests.
We'll also have giveaways every hour throughout the stream, with all of the following, and more, up for grabs:
- Skelp jersey
- Other Skelp merch
- GTOmega PRO Series gaming chair
- Razer Raion Fightpad for PS4
- Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition Optical Gaming keyboard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War
- F1 2020
- FIFA 21
- Fortnite skins
- Cake Days a Week cake
So follow Skelp on Twitch (if you don't already) and set yourself a reminder to come get involved!
See you Sunday!
Find out more about SAMH here.