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Raising money

What better way to count down to your big day than to start collecting coin? It keeps you motivated and it's a heroic challenge to boost your sponsorship level as high as it’ll go. But it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you stay ahead of the game.

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Share with the world

  • Set up a JustGiving page and share your link with friends and family on social media. You can personalise your page with photos and descriptions.
  • Get friends and family to sponsor you by the hour of your challenge.
  • Think of some good forfeits to carry out - leg waxing, ice buckets and jig dancing seem to concentrate minds quite well. You can even get mates to nominate forfeits for you in exchange for a donation.
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Get social

  • Download as many social media tools as you like to get even more attention. We've got specially designed badges to tag mates with, tell people how much you've raised and loads more.
  • Posting regularly to update everyone on your progress should get them running to your aid. And don't forget to use our handy tools.
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Set up your stream

  • Stream your challenge so people can see how hard you're gaming for their sponsorship. Forward the web address of your channel to people in advance.
  • Use the StreamRaiser tool to integrate donations into your live stream. You can see donations coming in and progress towards your fundraising target on screen as you game.
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Thank you / Post-event

  • We've got Game Heroes trophies you can download and print out. Put it on the mantelpiece, the computer desk, wherever it has pride of place. You will have earned it!
  • Collect any offline money that people like your nan might have pledged the old-fashioned way, on a printed sponsorship form.
  • Check out all the different ways that Macmillan spends the money you’ve raised to help people living with cancer. For example, £28 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.