Operation Anti-Loneliness

Join gamers and streamers from around the UK and raise funds to help tackle loneliness.

📅 26th April - 9th May

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Questions? Check out the FAQs.

Information about the HyperX giveaway

HyperX Headset Giveaway!

We have 10 Hyper X headsets to giveaway to 10 lucky winners.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

  • Post about operation: Anti-Loneliness on Instagram or Twitter
  • Make sure to tag @BritishRedCross and use the #Anti-Loneliness
  • Be sure to follow the British Red Cross

The prize draw closes on 03/05/2021. Full T&Cs are available here.

The challenges

Whether you’re a gamer looking to take things to the next level or a seasoned streamer looking to do your 100th charity marathon stream, there’s a challenge for you.

👇 CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE 👇

🕶️ Casual

Whether you’ve taken a hiatus from streaming or are starting for the first time, this challenge is built for people who want to ease into the streaming waters.

5 HOUR STREAM

Fundraising target: £100

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Hardcore

Starting to stream regularly but looking for something more challenging? This is guaranteed to push your limits and show that you're a multi-dimensional streamer.

10 HOUR STREAM

Fundraising target: £250

🔥 Pro

This challenge is no joke. For seasoned streamers looking to do something a bit different for their audience and push the limits of their endurance.

20 HOUR STREAM

Fundraising target: £500

📅 Event dates: 26th April - 9th May

Everyone who signs up will get:

  • Support on setting up their stream
  • Fundraising and promotion tips
  • Streaming graphics and resources AND...
  • A chance to win exclusive merch


DID YOU KNOW...

1 in 5 people in the UK say they often or always feel lonely.

Take on one of our challenges and raise vital funds to support them now.

Who you're helping

Gaming & streaming has helped millions of people stay connected in lockdown and ease their feelings of loneliness.

By taking part in Operation Anti-Loneliness, you'll be using your gaming & streaming skills to raise vital funds to support our loneliness work.

Together, we can help people who are feeling isolated and alone stay connected with their friends, family and community.

How your fundraising helps

Graphic of a man sitting on the floor looking at his phone

£50

could pay for a basic smartphone to help an isolated person stay connected during lockdown.

Graphic of a woman walking with a handbag

£200

could provide 10 vulnerable people who are self-isolating with essential supplies.

Graphic of a woman pushing a man on a wheelchair

£500

could fuel 50 of our vehicles, so that we can accompany socially isolated people to community activities where they can meet new friends and build confidence.

If you are feeling lonely, please know that you are not alone. The British Red Cross is here to help you. If you are affected by loneliness or know someone who needs help, please visit https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-help-with-loneliness.

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Join our community on Discord to chat to other fundraisers and our support team

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Rewards

We're bringing you some extra special, exclusive rewards for this event which will be released closer to the event start date.

A keyboard, mouse and headset

We also have 3 bundles to give away to 3 lucky winners.

Each bundle, donated by Logitech G, include a G513 Keyboard, G603 Mouse and G733 Headset... worth £350!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is raise £100+ on your Tiltify fundraising page by the 9th May.

Please be aware, that any donations made by the participant to their own fundraising page will not count as a sponsorship donations.

Full T&Cs are available here.

Resources

We've put together some resources and tips to help you boost donations and give your event a professional look & feel.

Loneliness work shopping list

Shopping list

Examples to share with your audience of how their donations might be spent.

Promotion tips

Top promotion tips

We asked streamers for their top tips on how to spread the word to help you feel more comfortable reaching out to people.

Pre-stream checklist

Checklist

A checklist to run through before you go live to make sure everything's covered.

Loneliness info sheet

Cause info

Bring the cause to life for your audience with our info packs about our work.

FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions we get asked:

I've never streamed before, can I still take part?

Of course. We have loads of resources to help you get set up, plus a Discord channel with loads of veteran streamers who will be able to help you out as well.

How do I sign up?

Head over to our Tiltify page here.

What is Tiltify?

Tiltify is a fundraising platform, similar to JustGiving, but with added functionality that integrates well with streaming.

When can I sign up?

Now! The earlier you sign up, the more time you have to prepare your stream.

When should I stream?

Go live with your stream anytime between 26th April - 9th May.

Do I need to do the 5 / 10 / 20 hours all at once?

You're welcome to split the hours out across the period in whatever way suits you. Multiple hours of gaming in a row is a real challenge and should be treated seriously. Only go for it if you are sure it will not pose a risk to your health, and make sure to take plenty of breaks, stay hydrated and get a good amount of rest in before and after the event.

What should I stream?

Whatever you want. Most people stream themselves gaming but the non-gaming streams normally raise more money! It's about getting creative, giving your audience a reason to donate (use incentives!) and having fun.

What games can I play?

Whatever you like (provided you're of the legal age to play the game).

Where can I read more about this?

You can find more info on our website.

How do people donate?

You can share the link to your Tiltify campaign or copy the custom donate URL provided on your campaign overview page.

How do you receive the money?

If you've set up your fundraising event on Tiltify then the money will automatically come to us through there.

How do I raise money?

Check out our fundraising tips for useful guidance on how to make your event a success.

Where does the money go?

Loneliness is a theme which cuts across all of our work so all funds raised will go to supporting our UK work.

Is there a minimum age to get involved?

The minimum age to stream on most platforms is 13. In addition, if you’re between the age of 13 to 18, we ask that you only stream under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by the Terms of Service of the streaming platform you use.

How do I cancel my event?

If you’ve created an event and want to cancel it, simply go to your account dashboard, click on the campaign dashboard, go to the overview section and scroll to the bottom to delete.

Can you promote my event?

We'd love to promote everyone's stream but unfortunately we can't retweet individual events except under special circumstances (e.g. high-profile streamers and events). Check out our event promotion tips for ways to get the word out.

Will my personal information be secure?

Your privacy is our top priority. All data will be handled according to GDPR regulations.

Have another question?

Get in touch with one of the admins on our Discord server or email gaming@redcross.org.uk.