Tomorrow, 19th May, viewers on Twitch will be treated to a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament featuring a cast of famous faces, all in the name of charity.
The event's being hosted by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a charity working to fight against suicide, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week which takes place from 18th - 24th May. Celebrities will battle it out live for your entertainment, with viewers invited to donate to the charity.
You can watch the stream on CALM's official Twitch channel from 7pm - 9pm BST on 19th May. The celebrity lineup includes Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, rugby player Anthony Watson, footballer Tyrone Mings, musician Tom Grennan, comedians Iain Stirling, Jon Richardson and Seann Walsh, YouTuber Joe Sugg, fitness coach Bradley Simmonds, and reality TV star Josh Patterson.
Towards the end of last month, stars also took part in a Mario Tennis Aces charity event.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a Movement Against Suicide — offering life saving services, provoking national conversation and bringing people together to empower everyone to reject living miserably and stand together against suicide.
On average, 125 people in the UK take their own lives every week, with 75% of all suicide in the UK being male. CALM runs a free and anonymous helpline and webchat service from 5 pm to midnight 365 days a year.
Well, really great.
Wouldn’t it be more effective if they wrote a large check from their own wallets/checkbooks instead of relying on the public for donations? I have several jobs and I am barely keeping afloat. These celebutards can donate their own damn money.
I'm not sure if these guys count as "celebrities", but at least they're doing something?
There's probably a better way to do it though, I don't see playing MK8 for tips being a big moneymaker.
Aight we got big Tyrone Mings in this, Im fully down now
I love the way "celebrity" is thrown around, dont think I know any of them.
Oh Except for Tom Grennan, who has really annoying song that I Hate so much, I would love to throw a REAL shell at him.
Sometimes it is about raising awareness more than raising money...
@NoNoseNosferatu To be fair to them, it's not one or the other. Just because they're taking part in this doesn't mean they aren't doing their bit elsewhere.
Jon Richardson is a good laugh I will tune into this for the craic.
As others have said, this is about raising awareness and does not mean they haven't also donated money and regardless, at least they are doing something.
Really looking forward to the Community script reading later today on Youtube as well.
@NoNoseNosferatu we should do a nintendo life tournament with all us lot doing something. I mean watson a rugby union top player am cool with! But joe suggs and nobody's of the same cloth is lame!
@NoNoseNosferatu maybe they have made donations? We don’t know what they do privately.
I don’t really see how doing something for fun for charity could possibly be seen as anything but positive.
I don't recognise any of those names, guess I'm not with it
@scully1888 Agreed. For all we know they're doing this publicly and making their own donations privately (which is what charity donations should be in my opinion - can't stand it when celebs say "look how great I am for giving lots to charity"). Innocent until proven guilty.
Sorry, but if they don't live in LA and don't have big giant asses, they aren't celebrities.
Wouldn't say it's 'celeb-studded' lol
I don't know anyone of these people and I'm not sure I want to.
Totally agree with you, these guys would be far better making donations rather than getting everyone else to do it.
Bunch of Z list celebs at best, in fact calling them celebrities seems wrong.
@KillerBOB By that logic, Messi, Johnny Depp, and Cristiano Ronaldo aren’t celebrities. Whilst I do agree that the people selected aren’t the biggest stars in the world, I think your qualifier for being a celebrity is pretty flawed.
So Where's the celebs?
@KillerBOB thanks to you I had to search "celebs with giant assets" in Google... And I'm glad I did
I don't know any of these celebs. Lol.
I would rather see like, Nintendo life do a twitch tournament like this and donate to them to give to charity. I don't know these 'celeberties' and wouldn't trust them to use the money for charity properly. Nintendo life though? I trust them to provide a great stream and donate what they earn from it.
While I agree with those saying that these celebs could probably do more good just by writing a nice big check (and do we know they aren't?) but even if they are not, I have to say, this is still far more than what most of the elite do.
Look on the bright side, at least they aren't millionaires asking for government handouts while laying off hundreds or thousands of employees who wont get more than breadcrumbs.
They could do better, but they could do a lot worse too. Credit where it is due.
Literally I know NONE of those "celebs". No loss, I guess.
I thought I was just getting old. But looks like I am not the only one with no clue who these guys are.
Lol I don't know who any of those "celebrities" are.
Some of them even get asset implants
Ya but we all agree these people aren't celebrities, so I assume they are poor
Do nobodies count as a celebrity?
Lol, the way you worded your comment couldn't help but remind me of this Lucille Bluth quote from Arrested Development:
But anyway, I'm in the same boat as you and many others here - never heard of a single one of them.
Okay, I literally don't know any of those people.
@Kimyonaakuma @Bunkerneath @Collette @Timber @Luminous117 @Jorspe @NookMiler @Scollurio @PortablexombieV2 @Dezzy @foobarbaz @Rocky2418 @pinta_vodki These are all celebrities in the UK because the description mentions the UK and his website is UK-based.
@BabyYoshi65 I've lived in the UK my whole life, and I'd still consider this a bunch of strangers and two comedians who are on TV once in a while.
I guess it's just easy to qualify as a celebrity these days.
@BabyYoshi65 Sure, but I DO know other british celebs too.
@Scollurio @Kimyonaakuma Okay, you make points.
@Luminous117 I don’t know them either, I just assumed they were really big celebrities inside of the UK, but nobody else knew them. I discovered this wasn’t true and I apologize.
I live in the UK. Still don't know who they are.
@BabyYoshi65 No worries!
@Link41x HAHA BURN!!
@NoNoseNosferatu Calm down. No one's forcing you to donate.
@NoNoseNosferatu It's kind of like micro-transactions. Lots of people paying a little, often ads up to more money than one person paying a lot.
@Trippersigs22 don’t tell me what to do, kiddo.
@judaspete and I should care because?
@BabyYoshi65 I live in the UK and I still dont really know any of them
Who cares how many tv appearances, fans or whatever other definition of celebrity all these comments keep touting? If they're at least donating something themselves, which I'm sure they are and doing it for a decent cause, where's the harm? I know the world is pretty screwed up right now and it isn't looking much brighter around the corner, but can we try to be a little less cynical and be a little more positive? Spite will help no one, including yourself.
Jesus, you guys must think you know every famous person ever. The term celebrity is banded around loosely these days for sure, especially at social media personalities. I don’t know ALL of these people but I know enough. One is a footballer in the premier league. Don’t watch football? Don’t complain you don’t know any of them. One is the narrator of Love Island. I don’t watch it, but I’m active enough of social media and listen to enough radio to have heard of him. If you don’t watch it though, you probably don’t know him (it is the biggest TV show in the country right now unfortunately). Then you’ve got two people from recent Netflix hit Normal People. I don’t know who they are, I’ve never watched it. If you’ve never watched it, you won’t know them either. See where I’m going with this? If you have limited interests, which some of you probably do, there’s a chance you won’t have come across any of these people. Come on, it’s a Mario Kart tournament they’re hardly gonna get Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé involved. Just shut up and enjoy it or don’t watch.
@NoNoseNosferatu You don't have to care. I'm just saying it helps a charity get more money. That's why they do these kinds of things so often.
@judaspete it’s a stupid practice and should go away.
Never heard of them
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