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Join Become Players

Get ready for your next gaming challenge.

Join Become Players and game for children in care. Take on epic challenges and earn rewards.

In April 2020 you took on the #BecomePlayers Marathon. In November you completed the #BecomePlayers Completes challenge.

Join the Become Players community now and hear about new gaming challenges to enter. Make new friends, build your streaming audience and join our fight for children in care.

 

Raise donations

Raise £50 in donations and earn the Become Players emblems for your stream.

Earn rewards

Raise £100 in donations and earn a Become Players certificate. Plus a stream emblem. 

Game for good

Raise £300 in donations and earn a Become Players team jersey. Plus a stream emblem and certificate.

STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE

 

Multiple Become Players gaming challenges are hosted throughout the year. Join us on discord now to stay updated with our next challenge in Spring 2021. 

All challenges can be completed on any console or PC. Whether your a beginner gamer, starting out on a streaming career, or a veteran esports competitor, you're welcome here.

Register below to be kept up-to-date with Become Players gaming challenges. You can also download the fundraising pack for our most recent challenge after registering. 

 

STEP 2. SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE

 

Visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/BecomePlayersCompletes to check out Become Players' latest fundraising effort. A new team page will be set up for each challenge. If you want to take on your own challenge now, set up your own JustGiving page at any time! 

You can edit your page with your own bio and target and link your Stream directly onto your page. Before you begin your challenge, simply paste your Twitch username when changing your JustGiving page photo. 

 

STEP 3. SPREAD THE WORD

 

Share your challenge with your community on social to build a buzz and raise more donations. Stream your marathon and remember to include the link to your JustGiving page. Remember to use the hashtag #BecomePlayers on social. 

Join the Become Players Discord below and make friends, share tips and chat. 

If you have any questions, email will.robinson@becomecharity.org.uk

Register to download your free pack



Join the Become Players conversation on Discord

Why game for Become?

Many young people who have been in care are being hit hard by the continuing coronavirus crisis. Young people how have already been through trauma are facing hardship, deteriorating mental health and even homelessness. 

Every young person deserves an equal chance to reach their full potential. By joining #BecomePlayers you are helping to ensure that there’s someone at the end of the phone when a young person calls for help and that the voices of children in care and young care leavers are amplified and united to bring about lasting change to the care system.

Thank you to all our #BecomePlayers

Find out more about our work.

Register for free using the form above. Any questions? Email fundraising@becomecharity.org.uk or call Will on 07488 811967
FAQs

You can play any game on any console you like. You might choose Fortnite on PC, FIFA on PlayStation, or Donkey Kong on Nintendo 64. The choice is yours.

You can even take it offline and have a marathon board game session.

The Completes challenge is the most recent gaming challenge Become Players has hosted. This was in November 2020. Register now to hear about our next challenge in Spring 2021. 

Or you can take on the Completes challenge in your own time!

 

The Completes challenge is to play one game and either:

- Try and complete it from start to finish in under the 48 hour limit.

- Try and complete a portion of it which you target in advance. The portion might be reaching a certain level, finishing a season, or completing a difficult mission. 

- Pick up that game you got half way through and never completed. Complete it now. 

- Aim to complete as much as you can. You could challenge a friend and see who gets furthest by end of the 48 hour time limit.

Choose your challenge as early as you can to get your friends and following excited. 

You do not need to complete your challenge in one go. You can have as many breaks as you like, as long as you finish within the 48 hour limit.

Yes! Streaming your challenge on platforms such as Twitch, Facebook Gaming and YouTube Gaming is a great way to raise awareness and donations. 

Remember to post the link to your JustGiving page on your stream and encourage your audience to donate.

JustGiving have created a step-by-step guide for embedding your JustGiving page for Become directly onto your stream. 

Simply including the link to your JustGiving page on your stream is also good.

Remember to talk about your fundraising during your stream. Thank viewers for their donations and encourage others to help you reach your target.

Many people will play solo, but others will play and fundraise as a team. You can fundraise as a duo on Fortnite, a party on Dota II, or even a guild on World of Warcraft. 

You can also play with someone in your household. If you're a carer or parent, think about teaming up with your child. If you're a young person, why not take this challenge on with your carer, parent or sibling?

All donations made on your JustGiving page are forwarded directly to Become so you don't need to do anything.

If you're fundraising offline, you can transfer cash into a donation via our website or post a cheque. 

Contact Will on will.robinson@becomecharity.org.uk to receive all the info on how to donate offline.

We will be incredibly grateful for every pound you can raise for our charity and the young people we support.

If you raise £50 we will send you a Become Players Completes digital badge which you can overlay on your stream. If you raise £100, we will also send you a Become Players Certificate in the post acknowledging what you have done for us. If you raise £300, we will also send you a Become Players e-sports style jersey (we will ask you in advance what size you would like).  

If you share your social media handle with us, we will give you a big shout out to our wider community during your challenge. 

We understand that many people right now are not in a position to donate to charity.

We are here to support you to raise as much as you can. If you would like to chat through an idea, get in touch!

Email will.robinson@becomecharity.org.uk or call Will on 07488 811967

There are no age restrictions but if you are under 18 you need to have permission from your parent(s) or the person(s) who cares for you. 

Maybe they'll want to do it with you!

We understand that everything should be done in moderation, including gaming. Breaks are encouraged during a gaming challenge. 

The Become Players Completes challenge runs over a weekend to minimise impact upon education. 

If you’re a carer or parent and want to learn how you can safeguard your children whilst gaming, see the Get Smart about P.L.A.Y campaign by visiting: 

www.askaboutgames.com/get-smart-about-play/

You can get in touch with Will in our fundraising team by emailing will.robinson@becomecharity.org.uk or call 07488 811967

Are you in? Download the Become Players emblem below to post on your stream and raise awareness of your fundraising challenge.