How to hold a successful Game-a-thon

Check out our simple steps to set up your Game-a-thon challenge and support young people with cancer.

Get your game on!

  1. Set up your fundraising page
  2. Pick a date for your stream and decide what you’re going to play – make a schedule by using our template here
  3. Set up your event via your chosen streaming platform 
  4. Connect your stream to your fundraising page
  5. Tell your community, via social media and/or your other streams  
  6. Check out our downloads – logos, frames and other great stuff to get you set up.  
  7. Livestream! Have fun, stay safe, feel proud.

Fundraising tips and ideas

Here’s some ideas for how to inspire people to donate:

The Why

Tell people why you have chosen to support young people with cancer and how they’re helping by joining the event.


Offering incentives for donations is a great way to boost your fundraising. It could be a shout out during your livestream or naming in-game characters after those who donate.

Read more on Tiltify’s website


People who include polls on their fundraiser often raise twice as much as those who don’t.

Read more on Tiltify’s website


Setting fundraising milestones can really help inspire people to help you get to the next big target.

Read more on Tiltify’s website

Thank people

It seems obvious, but it’s often forgotten. It’s important to acknowledge the donations coming in and thank people for their support. Make it personal and genuine. 


Check out our range of graphics and overlays to help you hold the best possible Game-a-thon to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. You can view all the assets on Google Drive or download the individual assets below.

View all Game-a-thon assets

Taking a break overlay

Game-a-thon download, I'm taking a break


Donate now overlay

Game-a-thon download, Please donate overlay


Live overlay

Game-a-thon download, live stream overlay


Live Thank you overlay

Game-a-thon download, thank you overlay


Thank you overlay

Game-a-thon download, live


Schedule overlay

Game-a-thon download, I'm doing a game a thon overlay


Game-a-thon logo

Game-a-thon download, logo


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

Our tips for a safe and enjoyable challenge

  1. Take breaks! 
  2. Stay hydrated and eat well.
  3. Get up, stretch and move around
  4. Check out the staying safe online resources below:
  • 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.