GameStars

Gamers granting wishes

Whether it’s owning gaming equipment, meeting a favourite streamer or even being a developer for a day - gaming wishes are really popular. For the young people we support, playing video games isn’t just a hobby. It can be a vital lifeline. It allows them to be themselves and stay connected with friends and family despite the confines of illness, hospital and treatment. Or it can simply be a way of escaping the reality of life with a serious illness.

We’re asking the gamer community, developers and streamers to come together to help raise money to grant these wishes. Together we are GameStars!

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“When I was at my worst on treatment it gave me a way of talking and laughing with my friends even when I was in hospital.”

Wish recipient games survey 2020

Stream and raise money! 

Getting involved is easy – just set up your fundraising page and raise money while you stream. Raise money before 3 April to be automatically entered into a free prize giveaway for prizes including an X-men: Children of the Atom arcade machine, signed by the cast of cast members of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
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Get involved

Not a streamer?

You can still get involved – set up a fundraising page, get together and game with friends and raise some money at the same time. Whether it’s a games night at home or an in-game challenge, you can fundraise your way. From a sponsored walk across the Red Dead Redemption map to a marathon trucking convoy, the possibilities are endless!

Set up your fundraising page now

Your chance to be entered into a free prize giveaway

Raise £100 or more online by 3 April 2020 to be entered into a free prize giveaway for a GameStars t-shirt.

Raise £300 or more online by 3 April 2020 to be entered into a free prize giveaway for a GameStars snapback cap.

Raise £500 or more online by 3 April 2020 to be entered into a free prize giveaway for a PS4 GameStars controller skin

Raise £1000 or more online* by 3 April to be entered into a free prize giveaway for an X-Men: Children of the Atom arcade machine, signed by cast members of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

*Funds must be raised online via a JustGiving page linked to the GameStars campaign.
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“They don’t judge you or offend you. They are stories. About anything or they could be about nothing but you make the story. You can get away from your own life and live as anyone.”

Wish recipient games survey 2020

Useful resources

Fundraising tips

Help and advice on how you can raise money through gaming.

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How to set up your stream

Step by step instructions on how to get yourself set up to stream.

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GameStars downloads

Lots of fun and useful downloads

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“When in hospital I bring my Xbox with me, and it feels like I’m at home still.”

Wish recipient games survey 2020

Other ways to help

From making a donation to buying games through Humble Bundle, there are lots of other ways to become a GameStar.

Make a donation

Your donation will help us grant more wishes to gamers like Sam

Sam's story

Humble Bundle

Buy games and give a percentage of your purchase to Make-A-Wish via Humble Rewards.

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Set up your fundraising page

Fundraise your way with a stream, games night or in-game challenge.

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Volunteer with us

We're looking for volunteers to help help us keep on top of gaming trends and recruit fundraising partners.

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