Game-a-thon: Gaming for charity

Take part in gaming for charity UK and live stream a sponsored 12-hour game-a-thon to make sure young people with cancer are supported before, during and after their diagnosis.

Event type:
Endurance, Extreme, Virtual,

Every day seven young people hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Each one will need specialised nursing care and support to get them through.

Gaming can make a difference. Whether you’re a newbie or legendary, in a first play-through or going for a speedrun record, by live streaming your favourite games for charity you can help change the lives of young people with cancer.

Two young people playing videogames on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit with a nurse watching them play

How it works


Sign up by creating a fundraising page


Set a date and let people know when it is


Game and stream for 12 hours (or whatever works for you)


Get sponsored by your community and friends and have fun!
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Get the t-shirt

Free t-shirt

As soon as you receive your first donation we’ll send you out a free t-shirt.

A fundraiser outdoors wearing a white t-shirt with the Teenage Cancer Trust logo on its front

Level up your leisure time for a great cause. By taking on a gaming marathon for charity you can supercharge your passion for gaming, inspire fellow gamers and change lives in the process.

By fundraising with your streaming community, you’ll be helping young people get the vital support they need.

How much our gamers have rasied so far!


Why support Teenage Cancer Trust

A young person talking with a Teenage Cancer Trust nurse

We create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced.

We’re the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need. By choosing to game for Teenage Cancer Trust, you can help us to reach every young person facing cancer and make a huge difference.

So you know we’re the real deal, these are our registered charity details: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).

Sign up to game and support us today

Gaming is a good distraction for young people. And it shows their friends that they are still there, and still them.

Conor, Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

Cancer doesn’t just affect young people physically – it can have a huge impact on every other part of their life too. Our Youth Support Coordinators are there to help young people deal with that impact, and connect with others their age so they don’t feel alone.

With your help we can grow our...


Specialist units in NHS hospitals across the UK


Funded Teenage Cancer Trust Nurses and Youth Support Coordinators

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