Game-a-thon frequently asked questions
Check out frequently asked questions about holding a Game-a-thon to raise money for young people with cancer.
This event is all about supporting young people going through cancer. You can organise and host your own sponsored live stream, and fundraise before, during and after your event. You pick what you play, how long you game for and when you do it.
Brilliant! Thank you for supporting young people with cancer. Here’s five steps to follow.
- Choose a date for your gaming challenge
- Set up your fundraising page and register on Tiltify
- Set up your live stream via your chosen streaming platform and embed your fundraising page
- Promote your gaming challenge to your online community, friends and family.
- Host the stream! Have fun, ask for donations and feel proud!
No, you do not have to do 12 hours. This is your challenge and you can adapt it how every you like. The most important thing is you stay safe, stay healthy and have fun while you do it.
We encourage you to take as many breaks as you need. For more advice check out our tips for an enjoyable and safe challenge.
No. Please feel free to organise a Game-a-thon in whichever way works for you.
Doing something new is a great challenge! Look at these guides from Tiltify to help you get your head around it:
- A laptop or computer with a microphone and camera
- Streaming software like Streamlabs or OBS Studio
- Internet access and a Twitch, YouTube or Facebook account
- A Tiltify page
- Passion to support young people with cancer
Under 18s need to be under direct supervision of an adult to take part.
By setting up a fundraising page on Tiltify. Once you’ve set up your page you can send it to your friends, family and online community and tell them why you’re supporting young people with cancer. You can also embed it into your live stream when the time comes.
A. Whatever you can! There’s no minimum fundraising amount for this event. We’ll send you a free T shirt as soon as you get your first donation.
Please send us your sponsorship forms and cheque made payable to Teenage Cancer Trust to:
Teenage Cancer Trust
93 Newman Street
Call 020 7612 0370 between 9.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday to speak to someone in our team who can take donations over the phone. You should then write the amount paid, date paid and your reference number on the sponsorship form, and send to the address listed above.
Please email [email protected] for information about how you can transfer funds to us.
It’s important to stay safe and feel comfortable while you are online. Here are some resources to make sure you read before your stream:
- Check Point is a charity that provides mental health resources for gamers and the gaming community.
- National Cyber Alliance has great advice.
- NSPCC have advice for how children can stay safe online. (Anyone under 18 years old will need to take part under the supervision of an adult.)
- BBC have some top tips.
Getting in touch
How do I get in touch with Teenage Cancer Trust?
If you have any questions, feedback, or comments, we’d love to hear from you. You can email [email protected].
If you’re worried about cancer
Whatever you’re going through right now, you’re not alone. Whether you have cancer, you’re worried about cancer or someone you know has been given a cancer diagnosis, visit our website for support.
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