How it works

Put your gamer skills to good use and ‘Hero Up’ with our latest fundraising challenge!

Hero Up couldn’t be simpler: sign up and trade game play for donations and raise money for wounded veterans whilst playing your favourite online game!

You can take part in your Hero Up challenge at any time that suits you. Once you sign up, you can set up your fundraising page and start planning your event. Set yourself milestones to achieve in return for your sponsorship or set your sights on a marathon game-play session – how you Hero Up is totally up to you.

How you can get involved

  1. Sign up and pick a date for your event, and decide on your gaming challenge using your personalised fundraising page
  2. Spread the word and ask your friends, family and followers to sponsor – or join you!
  3. Download our fundraising tips and tools to help you smash your fundraising target
  4. On your chosen date, start your gaming session and live stream the action, or post regular updates on your social media channels and watch donations from your awesome supporters roll in

Whatever your plans, every penny you raise will help wounded veterans to recover and get on with their lives.

Frequently asked questions

How do I sign up?

Complete the registration form which will just take a few minutes, then you can decide on a date, start personalising your fundraising page and planning your challenge! You can take part at any time that suits you. Hero Up is hosted on the GivePenny website, so you’ll be redirected to their site to set up your fundraising page.

How can you help me?

How do I fundraise?

How does my fundraising help?

What platform can I stream on?

Which games can I play?

Can I create a team to do my Hero Up challenge?

Can under 18s take part?

Will my personal details be secure?

Can Gift Aid be added to my donations?

Still have more questions?

About Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes believes those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds. We help them, and their families, recover and get on with their lives. We have already supported more than 22,000 people and won’t stop until every wounded veteran gets the support they deserve.

Help for Heroes would like to keep you informed during your challenge and to tell you about the different ways in which you could support them, this may include fundraising activities, appeals and merchandise (and will mean GivePenny will need to pass your information to them).

Please tick below if you are happy for Help for Heroes to contact you by email:

Thank you!

Thank you so much for offering to do a charity stream for us! Any minute now you’ll get an email bouncing into your inbox, with a link to verify your email address.

Clicking the link will take you to GivePenny, who are helping us host your page. All you’ll need to do is upload your profile pic, choose a password, hit save and your Hero Up fundraising page will be live!

Good luck, Fundraiser!