Take up your controllers and keyboards and raise your game for Acorns

We need your support now more than ever – use your gaming skills for good and fundraise to help us to keep providing our vital care for local children.

It’s never been easier to have fun and fundraise; whether you’re livestreaming, hosting a tournament or just playing with friends, online gaming is a great way to raise money for children’s hospice care.

No matter the platform, no matter the game, form the ultimate dream team or tackle the challenge alone. However you choose to take part, your gaming skills will help us continue to be there for local life limited children and their families.

How can your raise your game for Acorns?

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Gaming for good 

Interested in gaming for good? Did you know you can select Acorns as your chosen charity when fundraising through your live streams? 

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Interested in setting up your own gaming event?

Three easy steps to start raising funds for Acorns while gaming


1. Choose your challenge

The choice is yours; whether you want to livestream, take part in a tournament or host a marathon – raise your game for Acorns and help us make every day count.


2. Set up your fundraising page

Head over to JustGiving and create your fundraising page. Remember to tell everyone what you’re doing to fundraise and why they should support you.


3. Promote your challenge on social media

Pledge your support for Acorns and promote your stream. Be sure to tag us in your posts! (Instagram, X/Twitter, Facebook).

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Streaming resources

Get started and promote your fundraising efforts with our stream manual that’s packed full of gaming ideas, hints and tips. We’ve put together everything you’ll need, so get ready and game on!

Streaming hints and tips
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Raise your game FAQs

How can I ‘raise my game’ for Acorns Children’s Hospice?

Simply decide what gaming challenge you’d like to create – it could be a solo Fortnite stream, a FIFA tournament or a Super Mario speed run – the possibilities are endless. Once you’ve decided, sign up to receive your streaming guide and downloadable gaming assets. 

How do I promote my gaming challenge?

Use social media, emails, WhatsApp and word of mouth to help you spread the word about your stream/event. To help you we’ve also got some downloadable gaming assets. 

Do I have to hold my gaming stream or event on a certain day?

No, you can choose whatever day and time works best for you – but remember to give yourself plenty of time in advance to promote it. 

I’m under 16, can I take part?

To ensure that our supporters are keeping safe online and looking after their wellbeing we ask that anyone setting up a stream or event is over the age of 16. You can still take part in age appropriate streams/events with parental consent if you are under 16.

Do I have to livestream games?

Not at all, if you’d prefer to host a private gaming fundraiser between your friends and family that’s absolutely fine. Only stream online if you’re comfortable and happy to do so. 

What platform can I stream on?

You can easily integrate your Twitch, Facebook gaming and YouTube livestream to your JustGiving fundraising page so that everyone can watch your fundraising activity and make a donation.

Can I play as a team?

Of course! If you’re playing as a team simply nominate a team captain and we’ll send the downloadable assets and streaming manual to them. 

Can Gift Aid be added to my donations?

Your supporters can make their donations worth 25% more without it costing them a penny extra by choosing to Gift Aid donations. If they are a UK taxpayer, we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 they donate. 

How does my fundraising help?

It costs around £11 million a year to run our care services in our hospices and community, and we rely heavily on charity donations from the local community to fund the majority of these activities. 

The money you raise will go towards helping Acorns Children’s Hospice create precious moments for local life limited children and their families. 

In the past year, Acorns has cared for 756 children and supported 973 families across the West Midlands, including those who are bereaved.   

Our care includes emergency and end of life care, short breaks and emotional and practical support – all of which is tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and family. 

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