Choose any game and 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 sponsorship or set your sights on a marathon game-play session – how you Hero Up is totally up to you.
Whatever your plans, every penny you raise will help wounded veterans to overcome their daily battles and thrive.
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Ask your friends, family and followers to sponsor – or join you!
This will help you smash your fundraising target. Click here to download.
On your chosen date, start your gaming session. Post regular updates on your social media channels and watch donations from your awesome supporters roll in.
From logos and social media badges to posters and fundraising tips, we’ve got everything you need to help you smash your gaming challenge and your fundraising target.
Keep an eye on the leaderboard. You can toggle between funds raised and hours played. Are you at the top? When you raise £50, you will receive an exclusive Hero Up T-shirt which will be posted out to you directly!
can pay for a veteran’s psychological wellbeing assessment, mental health treatment plan and access to psychological therapy.
can provide sessions with a dedicated Case Manager to a veteran in need of financial support.
can provide a holistic mental health assessment plan for a veteran struggling psychologically.
We've put together some answers to frequently asked questions to help you get in the zone and Hero 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 event. 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.
Once you’ve signed up, we’ll keep in touch by email with tips and ideas to help you get started. We’ve also got lots of downloadable tools which you can access by clicking this link, to help you spread the word about your event. If you need any support with fundraising, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team who will be happy to help you, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have lots of downloadable tools to help you spread the word about your event and get started with your fundraising. Once you’ve set up your fundraising page, keep sharing the link with friends, family and followers so they can sponsor you, and tag us in your posts on social media
Twitter @HeroUpGaming #HeroUp
And don’t worry if you have friends who aren’t online. Use our fundraising pack and sponsorship form, and add the money to your page yourself, or send a cheque and the completed form to the address below. Don’t forget to state your unique Registration ID, so we know it’s from you.
Help for Heroes Donations Team
14 Parker’s Close
Downton Business Centre
You can embed Twitch and YouTube. These stream directly on your GivePenny fundraising page, which means all your friends and family can see what you’re up to on the day of the Hero Up event. If you use another streaming platform, you’ll still be able to use the GivePenny tools.
You can play any game that you enjoy, with the console of your choice. Maybe you want to sharpen your skills on a tried and tested favourite, or there’s a new game you’ve got your eye on. You could even keep it old-school and have a boardgame session instead. If you’re planning a longer event, why not mix it up with a few different games and set up tournaments or speedruns?
Absolutely! You can choose one member of the team to register the team’s name to get started, or alternatively ask all your team mates to register individually.
Hero Up is only open to participants aged 18 and over. Help for Heroes takes the safety and wellbeing of children seriously. If you are 16-18 years of age and would like to fundraise for our wounded, click on this link where you’ll find lots of information on our website. Alternatively contact our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 9888 to discuss your plans.
Gift Aid is a simple way to make your donations go further. If those sponsoring your event are a UK taxpayer, we can claim 25p from the Government for every £1 donated. To get started, click here to complete a Gift Aid declaration form and read more details.
Don’t hesitate to contact the team at email@example.com or give them a call on 0300 303 9888.