The Raving Mad Gamerz fundraising initiative for TEARS
- By: TEARS Foundation
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/trmg
The MadX Charity lan, will run from Saturday 24 August at 10:00am to Sunday 25 August at 18:00. Therefore the lan and tournaments will be running continuously for a period of 36 hours and it takes place at Maverick Gaming Centre, Rivonia Crossing, Corner or Rivonia Road and Witkoppen Road, Rivonia Sandton 2157
The weekend will include 4 Tournaments on PC and PS4 and mobile, which will be :
1. Saturday – Call of Duty all games and finals
- Saturday – Siege, all qualifier rounds
- Sunday – Semi-finals and finals of the Siege Tournament
- Sunday – All rounds of the Clash Royale and Mortal Kombat Tournaments
These tournaments will be streamed live to the Raving Mad Gamerz YouTube account, and we will have celebrity casters, well known in the gaming industry, who will be the commentators for the two days.
To help as raise funds for TEARS, you can either enter the event or make a contribution on Back A Buddy. DONATE TODAY!!!
TEARS – Transform Education about Rape and Sexual Abuse, sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS are challenges facing all South Africans.
Unfortunatley, many victims do not know where to find help. This, coupled with a lack of accesssible information results in victims not getting the attention that they need. Mara Glennie, founder of TEARS has this to say: “My motivation comes from a deeply personal space. I myself was a survivor of violence. I felt helpless and desperate and did not know where to turn. The memory of that feeling has never left me." It is estimated that 75 – 80% of victims of abuse do not report these crimes.
There are many reasons for this however, according to Mara, there is insufficient awareness of where victims can get help, information and how the justice system operates. TEARS aims to address this lack of information by providing instant referrals to the nearest assistance facilities by form of a “USSD” system (*134*7355# ), (similar to the “call back” sms) and to promote a change in societal attitudes through educational and awareness programmes.
Each of the women involved in this initiative or someone close to them, has had their own experience, and understands how it feels to be powerless and hopeless. Rape/Sexual Assault survivors need understanding and counselling in order to recover. They also need to be able to report such acts of violence and heal from them in an environment that is non-threatening. While it is unrealistic to believe we can eradicate this type of violence completely, by increasing awareness we hope to significantly reduce it.