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Become Players Marathon 3.0

Join Become Players over 25-27 March 2022 and game for children in care

The Become Players Marathon is back for its third year! Join us in March 2022 and use your gaming to help fund our services & campaigning for young people in care.

We're a team of gamers and streamers taking on gaming challenges throughout the year. Join us to earn rewards & merch and raise the hype on Discord. If you're a streamer, grow your audience and make an impact with your community.

Join the community and prepare to take on our next challenge: The #BecomePlayers Marathon 3.0 over 25-27 March 2022. 

Sign up to the Become Players Marathon 3.0 below and get your free fundraising pack

Raise £50

Raise £50 in donations and you earn a Become Players full colour badge.

3 Become Players badges

Raise £100

Raise £100 and you earn a Become Players gaming lanyard. Plus a badge.

Black Become Players lanyard

Raise £200

Reach £200 and you earn a Become Players team jersey. Plus a lanyard & badge.

Black Become Players gaming jersey

STEP 1. CHOOSE YOUR MARATHON

 

You can choose any game and play on any console or PC. Play during 25-27 March 2022 and raise donations on your JustGiving page to complete the Marathon 3.0.

Choose your Marathon distance: 6 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours. Split up your gaming over the 25-27 March to include breaks and rest. For example, you could complete a 6 hour marathon in two 3 hour sessions on different days. Think carefully before committing to a single 12 or 24 hour session, and if you need to, stop.

Register now to receive your free digital fundraising pack full of tips and advice.

 

STEP 2. SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE

 

Visit our JustGiving team page and click Start Fundraising to set up your page in 3 minutes. You're now ready for the Marathon 3.0 challenge.

If you want to, you can edit your page with your own bio and fundraising target. If you're a streamer, you can link your stream directly onto your page.

Watch Average Mike’s step-by-step guide for how to set up your JustGiving page.

 

STEP 3. SPREAD THE WORD

 

Share your challenge with your community to build the hype, raise more donations, and earn greater rewards. If you're streaming, include the link to your JustGiving page on your stream.

Join us on Discord and chat with the Become Players community, chat gaming, and share streaming & fundraising tips.

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

 

Register to download your free pack



Join the Become Players community and support each other

Watch this how-to guide by Become Players content creator, Average Mike, to help you set up your JustGiving page.

Thanks Mike!

Join Mike and the community on our Become Players Discord. Make friends, ask questions and share tips. 

 

 

Why game for Become?
Collage of screenshot of gamers streaming on Twitch

There are over 100,000 children and young people in care today in the UK. Our vision is that children who spend time in care have equal chances to lead a happy and fulfilling life to those who are raised in their birth families. 

Every pound you raise helps to fund our campaigning and direct services for young people in care and young care leavers.

You’re ensuring there’s someone at the end of the phone when a young person calls for help and that the voices of care-experienced young people are amplified to bring about the change they want to see in and around the care system.

Thank you to all our #BecomePlayers

Find out more about our work.

Register for free using the form above. Any questions? Ask us on discord or email fundraising@becomecharity.org.uk
FAQs

You can play any game on any console or PC. It’s your choice. You could even take it offline and have a board game session.

Want to ask other gamers what they’re going to play? Join the chat on Discord

Become Players challenges are for everyone, whether you’re a casual Xbox gamer, a beginner PC streamer, or a veteran multi-console content creator. You choose what games you play and how long you play for.

If you're attempting to play for a single long period of time, you’ll need to take breaks to rest your eyes, have some food, and get some fresh air. 

If it's getting too much, stop.

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

If you’re not a streamer, that’s okay too! Streaming is optional. 

Join us on Discord to share tips and advice about getting started with streaming and growing your audience.

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

Including the direct link to your JustGiving page on your stream is also great.

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, a squad, or even get your guild or clan together.

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 sent 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 us fundraising@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.

You can also earn rewards by hitting fundraising targets during our challenges. £200 in donations earns you a Become Players team jersey.

Join us on Discord and increase your audience by posting when you go live on our dedicated livestreams channel.

If you don’t reach the target to earn the reward you want, you can take part in our next challenge and add up both your totals to reach that milestone.

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

Email fundraising@becomecharity.org.uk or DM any charity admin on Discord

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!

If you want to learn how to keep yourself or a loved one safe while gaming, see Childline’s Top Tips and the Get Smart about P.L.A.Y campaign.

You can get in touch with our fundraising team by emailing fundraising@becomecharity.org.uk or you can DM any charity admin on Discord

Are you in? Download the Become Players resources below to help you raise donations.