TV’s ‘Taskmaster’ Launches Online Game to Support Homeless Charities

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Charity Homeless Link has teamed up with the popular comedy TV show ‘Taskmaster’ for a Christmas fundraising initiative.

The show, hosted by ‘Taskmaster’ Greg Davies, is offering a virtual version of the game which can be played either at home or via Zoom. A donation of £10 will allow people to download an exclusive digital game that will allow families and friends to recreate the TV show at home and set their own tasks.

All funds raised from the download will be allocated to homelessness charities via Homeless Link, the national membership charity for frontline homelessness services.  Homeless Link works to improve services through research, guidance and learning, and campaigns for policy change to ensure everyone has the support they need to find and keep a home

Channel 4’s Taskmaster is now in it’s 10th series, with five comedians being tasked to complete quirky and ridiculous challenges, set by Greg and co-host Alex Horne.

Alex and Greg have created a video which explains how to donate and download the game in time for the festivities.

“We have come up with ten tasks, that you can set remotely for your friends and family,” said Horne.

He added: “If you donate £10, or more if you can afford it, you’ll receive an email or text with a link to an exclusive digital download video that’ll guide you through a Taskmaster evening or afternoon with people in your home or via things like Zoom.

“Excitingly, you will be the boss, I will be your assistant, and together we’ll make people you know do things they don’t necessarily want to do. All the proceeds will go to homeless charities across the UK via Homeless Link.”

During the Covid-19 pandemic, homelessness services have been called upon to step up and ensure the people they work with have been kept safe and supported throughout this unprecedented time.

Homeless Link have been supporting their members during the pandemic as a priority, by adapting their ways of working and delivering grants, projects and events in new ways to help those who are most in need.  To find out more about Homeless Link’s work, visit their website.