Stream and support Teenage Cancer Trust

Q. What is the Teenage Cancer Trust Stream and Support event?

A. This event is all about supporting young people going through cancer. You can organise and host your own live stream, and fundraise before, during and after your event. Whether you’re levelling-up on the latest game, busting out burpees in a live workout, or taking on the competition in a quiz, you’ll be doing it for young people going through the toughest of times.

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Q. I just signed up, now what?

A. Brilliant! Thank you for signing up. Here’s five steps to follow.

  1. Choose a date for your live stream (ideally during October)
  2. Set up your fundraising page and register on either Tiltify or JustGiving
  3. Set up your live stream via your chosen streaming platform and embed your fundraising page
  4. Promote your stream to your online community, friends and family.
  5. Host the stream! Have fun, ask for donations and feel proud!

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Q. How do I embed my fundraising page with my live stream?

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Q. What streaming platform should I use?

A. We recommend using a recognised streaming platform such as Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Live.

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Q. I have never done a live stream before. Where do I start?

A. Doing something new is a great challenge! Look at this helpful step by step guide for starting from scratch. Hopefully this should give you all the info you need. But if you want to fundraise for Teenage Cancer Trust but don’t think streaming is for you, you can check out our virtual fundraising ideas page.

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Q. What do I need to host a Stream and Support event?

  1. A laptop or computer with a microphone and camera
  2. Streaming software like Streamlabs or OBS Studio
  3. Internet access and a Twitch, YouTube or Facebook account
  4. A Tiltify or JustGiving page
  5. Passion to support young people with cancer

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Q. Can under 18s take host a charity stream?

A. Under 18s need to be under direct supervision of an adult to take part.

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Q. Can I stream on different dates?

A. Of course! Most people will host their stream during October, but you can do it whenever suits you.

Fundraising

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Q. How do I raise money?

A. By setting up a fundraising page on Tiltify or JustGiving. 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.

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Q. How much do I have to raise?

A. Whatever you can! There’s no minimum fundraising amount for this event. If you want to set an initial target, we’re suggesting £200 but it’s up to you. You’ll be amazed how generous people are.

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Q. Can I just raise money offline with a sponsorship form?

A. If you would like a sponsorship form please email us at hello@teenagecancertrust.org or call 0207 612 0370.

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Q. How do I pay in offline sponsorship?

A. Here’s the ways you can pay in offline sponsorship:

By cheque:

Please send us your sponsorship forms and cheque made payable to Teenage Cancer Trust to:

Teenage Cancer Trust
93 Newman Street
London
W1T 3EZ

Card payments:

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.

Bank Transfer:

Please email hello@teenagecancertrust.org for information about how you can transfer funds to us.

Streaming content

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Q. What should I stream?

A. You know your audience better than anyone, so the choice really is yours. If you want some inspiration, you could; game, host a quiz, perform a live DJ set or gig, organise a watch party, host a tutorial or masterclass, or do a live workout. For more ideas check out this page with inspiration and ideas from JustGiving. The most important thing is that you have fun, stay safe online and raise as much as you can.

Safeguarding

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How do I stay safe online?

A. 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:

  1. Check Point is a charity that provides mental health resources for gamers and the gaming community.
  2. National Cyber Alliance has great advice.
  3. 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.)
  4. BBC have some top tips.
  5. Net Aware provide more tips about how to stay safe online.

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Q. How do I report inappropriate behaviour or content?

A. This will need to be reported directly to the streaming platform you’re using, as it is their responsibility to manage this. Here’s how you can report this content on:

The small print

Teenage Cancer Trust, Tiltify & JustGiving are separate organisations. You will need to agree to the Terms Of Service and Privacy Policy for your chosen fundraising platform.

You will also need to agree to the Terms of service and Privacy Policy of your chosen streaming platform. We recommend using Twitch, Facebook Live or YouTube.

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Q. Were 3000 young people diagnosed with cancer during the pandemic?

A. 3,000 is an estimate based on pre-pandemic modelling and covers a 15-month period. Sadly 7 young people on average are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.

Getting in touch

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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 hello@teenagecancertrust.org.

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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