Miniclip gets Funky in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

London, August 16th, 2011

Miniclip, the world's largest website dedicated to online games, has just released a new game in aid of the UK charity, Teenage Cancer Trust. Miniclip has been a supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust since 2009 and is committed to raising awareness of the charity and its work with young people diagnosed with cancer.

The eight-level game titled 'Funky Nurse' makes the player responsible for entertaining young cancer patients whilst they receive treatment on an animated Teenage Cancer Trust unit. The challenge of the game is to effectively manage the provision of activities for Teenagers on the ward and to create a successful Teenage Cancer Trust unit kitted out with the best facilities.

Every day in the UK, six young people are told they have cancer. Usually placed on a children's ward or with elderly patients, these young people often feel extremely isolated. Teenage Cancer Trust builds units in NHS hospitals that offer young people specialist care. The units' home-from-home feel creates a sense of normality, containing fun social areas with sofas, TVs, laptops and wifi, and pool tables. They are bright, vibrant and designed to give young people the very best chance of a positive outcome. The 'Funky Nurse' game was developed to raise awareness of these specialist Teenage Cancer Trust units and to encourage donations for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Miniclip has supported Teenage Cancer Trust over the years in many ways including the provision of free online advertising and several successful fundraising events. One such event was the Three Peaks Challenge in August 2010, where ten UK employees raised over £6,000 for charity by climbing the UK's three highest mountains. This recent project, 'Funky Nurse', was created in consultation with three former cancer patients who had received treatment on Teenage Cancer Trust units.

Jeremy Wadia, COO of Miniclip said: "We take a lot of pride being able to support such a worthwhile charity and had the pleasure of designing this game alongside three amazing young people who had all been through cancer and are now thankfully in remission. We hope the game 'Funky Nurse' helps to highlight the vital work that Teenage Cancer Trust are doing every day."

As well as specialist units, Teenage Cancer Trust also funds a number of services, all with the same goal - to help young people fight cancer. These include clinical and research staff, an education programme for schools, family support networks and an annual conference for young cancer patients.

 

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About Teenage Cancer Trust

Every day in the UK, six young people are told they have cancer. This is a rising figure and there are already more young people than children with the disease. These young people often receive hospital treatment in inappropriate facilities catering for children or the elderly.

Teenage Cancer Trust focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals designed to give teenagers and young people the very best chance of a positive outcome. As well as state-of-the-art facilities to keep patients occupied during long stays in hospital, the units provide an environment where teenagers can meet others in a similar situation.

There are 17 Teenage Cancer Trust units across the UK and the charity plans to build a further 16 so that all young people needing hospital treatment for cancer have access to the dedicated, specialist support they provide.

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales); SCO39757 (Scotland)

About Miniclip

With more than 65MM players per month, Miniclip is the world's largest website dedicated to online games. The company develops, publishes and distributes more than 650 online and mobile games. Founded in 2001, Miniclip is provately owned and privately funded with its headquarters in Switzerland and offices in six countries. Miniclip.com is the only website to ever win the prestigious Webby People's Voice Award, the "Oscars of the Internet" for the Internet's Best Game site for three consecutive years. For more information, visit corporate.miniclip.com

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