Gaming

Calling all gamers!  

It's time to pick up your controllers, to raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Your quest is to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and game for a good cause.

Last reviewed August 2022

How do I get started?

  1. Simply create a fundraising page using JustGiving or Tiltify to collect your donations
  2. Choose a platform to game or host your stream, like Twitch and use our overlay
  3. Choose the date for your stream or gaming event
  4. Promote your stream or gaming event and share your fundraising page
  5. Don't forget to say thank you (pdf) to everyone that donates

Need a bit more information? To help you get started here are two handy guides - JustGiving handy how-to guide and Tiltify support


Gaming ideas

  • Host your own fundraising livestream – encourage your viewers to donate by letting them influence your game. Will they make it easier for you or challenge your gaming skills and make it harder?
  • Run a gaming tournament – find out who has got the greatest skills and encourage others to take part with a simple donation to enter. Too easy? Then mix things up by donating to pick the level or map for each match.

Gaming challenge GIF

Download your gaming resources to help make your fundraising a huge success.

Fundraising resources

Remember to take care of yourself

Too much screen time is not great for anyone, so we have put together some top tips on staying well whilst gaming. 

  • Make sure you take regular breaks away from your screen.
  • Stretch, walk and keeping moving during your breaks.
  • Limit the amount of time you stream to allow time for other activities.
  • Make sure you stay hydrated, eat healthy snacks and have regular meals.
  • Look after your eyes by taking a break from the screen for a few minutes every hour.
  • If you are feeling unwell, it is important to stop streaming and get some rest.

Before using an online platform, always make sure to check their Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. It’s your responsibility to be familiar with and comply with these. 

Terms of service – Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Tiltify & JustGiving are separate organisations, you will need to agree to the Terms of Service & Privacy Policy for your chosen fundraising platform. Tiltify - Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  JustGiving - Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. 


Keeping safe online

  • If you’re aged under 18, you must have your parent, guardian or adult over 18 present.
  • Choose a safe username. Make sure your nickname does not include your: full name, date of birth, address or the town you live, mobile number. 
  • If you’re able to use a profile picture, try using an avatar that doesn’t show your face. If you do use a picture, think about whether it shows anything that could be used to identify you.
  • When you create your account, it’s a good idea to make sure you use a strong password.
  • Be careful what you share - it’s important to think about how much you’re sharing about yourself.
  • Be careful about sharing personal details, like your address, phone number, or your full name. Even if you only share a few small things over time, someone might be able to use it to find out more about you.
  • Think about who you’re playing with - most online games are open to everyone.
  • Remember, if you’re playing with people online: you can report and mute anyone who’s abusive, threatening or who tries to bully you.
  • People might not always be honest about who they are.
  • Be careful of scams, and don’t accept gifts or offers that seem too good to be true
  • Check your privacy settings - changing your privacy settings can affect who can see if you’re online, who you can play with and whether people can see what games you’re playing.
  • Every game and console is different, so make sure you always check the settings to see what your options are.
  • Before using an online platform, always make sure to check their Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. It’s your responsibility to be familiar with and comply with these. 

Looking for fundraising ideas?

See the full A-Z guide and get inspired


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