Its a bold link for the two organisations but I think the message that the reality of War is far removed from its on screen depiction is an important one.
Games are not the only medium that depicts war but the active way companies like Wargaming are supporting this initiative shows their commitment to educating as well as entertaining their player base.
To find out more you can read below or please consider going to the War child website to donate.
World of Tanks partners with War Child UK to engage the gaming world in the reality of war for children
Wargaming.net is a major Free to Play publisher that has raised with its success the awareness for history and education of history with a wide audience of players. We strongly believe that with success comes also the responsibility to give back and support the community. As such, Wargaming.net has made many efforts to support museums such as the Bovington Tank Museum where it has funded their educational classroom for example.
Between 20th and 27th of September Wargaming.net sold three “Charity Packages” on their World of Tanks Gift Shop, a quarter of the total sales revenue would be donated to the Charity War Child UK who help children affected by the consequences of conflict in the real world.
Wargaming presented a cheque to War Child, the total amount raised was €100,000. Attending these preceding where:
o Rob Williams, CEO War Child UK
o Rinaldo Andreolli, General Manager, Wargaming Europe SAS
o Ben Knowles, Fundraising Director, War Child UK
o Richard Cutland, Military Specialist, Wargaming Europe SAS
Armoured warfare is something that Wargaming.net believes should take place on people’s PCs at home and not in the real world. By supporting museums and other educational institutions that showcase the atrocities and consequences of armoured warfare, we try to support the efforts of ensuring that history is not forgotten and that people will not repeat the mistakes of the past that have brought so much suffering to so many people.
We are however consciously aware that in reality many children around the globe are affected by the horrific consequences of warfare and are in dire need of assistance. Children are always hit hardest by conflict. They are beaten, raped and tortured; their homes, families and schools are destroyed - everything a child needs to build a better future for themselves is lost.
Given these realities, Wargaming.net has been on the lookout for an organization that shares our belief that children are not only innocent but also our only hope for a better future. Protecting children and helping them overcome the horrific conditions they are exposed to in armoured conflicts around the globe is an imperative that Wargaming.net would like to support.
With War Child UK we have found a partner that is exceptional in many ways. War Child is not only actively promoting and helping to create conditions in conflict zones that allow children to be protected from the immediate effects of armoured conflicts, but is doing much more than that. By enabling children to receive an education and assisting families and young adults in acquiring skills that will allow them to make a living from a sustainable income on their own, War Child’s activities make a lasting difference in the life of many.
We are gladly supporting War Child’s efforts both financially as well as through raising War Child’s profile within our community. By alerting more people to the crucially important work War Child is doing, we hope to be helping to raise more funds so that War Child can reach and help more children.