Our infamous gaming challenge is back, bigger and better, this July

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Whether Minecraft, Fornite, COD, Fifa or Mario is your thing, you can Game for Good for Sands with our upcoming challenge.

Join our Facebook community and meet other gamers passionate about putting their hours spent gaming to good!

Take part in regular tournaments, register for your free bespoke Gaming for Good t-shirt, claim VR filters and get support with choosing a challenge, live streaming and collecting sponsorship.

It doesn’t matter if you’re taking on a 12 hours gaming marathon, trying to reach a certain level in a set time or committing to at least an hour gaming every day for a month ... or even if you haven't yet decided! Our group has loads of inspiration and fellow gamers to help you make your decision.

Sands want to ensure that everyone affected by the loss of a baby gets the support they need and deserve when facing the toughest of time.  We want to campaign for change and support research so that fewer babies die and so that fewer families experience the pain of losing a baby. Will you join us?   

Register in our Facebook Group

Join the Sands Gaming for Good community. In this group, meet others taking on the challenge, get support live streaming, access VR filters, overlays for your streams and gaming tags, set up your fundraiser and register for your free t-shirt. - as well as find out about upcoming tournaments!

Join Group

You may have questions about the challenge. If you need to speak to a member of our team, you can email gaming@sands.org.uk  – but we’re quite busy to it may take us a couple of days to get back to you. In the meantime, you can read our FAQs below.

How do I sign up?

To sign up to the challenge, join the Gaming for Good group by clicking 'Join group' above.

Once you’re in the group, you can register for your t-shirt, activate your fundraiser, get tips, be inspired and find out anything you want to know about the challenge! 

I don’t have Facebook but want to take part. How do I do this?

No problem! Simply contact the Fundraising Team at gaming@sands.org.uk

We will send you a fundraising pack and t-shirt and you can set up an online fundraiser on Justgiving.

Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry fee for this challenge. We do however ask you to fundraise as part of your challenge. Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. You can activate yours in a few seconds. And then it’s really easy to share the page with your Facebook friends.

How do I stream my challenge?

You can stream your challenge live to boost support on Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Gaming. We've got video guides on how to set up streams in the Facebook group so check it out!

When does my challenge start?

The challenge starts on 1st July, but we’ll be hosting tournaments in the group before then, so make sure to check it out in the group.

What is a Facebook fundraiser?

A Facebook Fundraiser is an easy way to collect sponsorship for your challenge. It is simple to set up and very easy for friends and family to donate to it without having to leave Facebook.

Set up your Facebook fundraiser by clicking here.

What % of the money does Facebook take?

0%. All donations go directly to Sands. This is a major advantage of Facebook over other fundraising options.

My t-shirt doesn't fit / I ordered a different size. Can you change it?

Of course. Please email shop@shop-sands.org.uk to let us know what size you received, and what size you need. We'll then send a new t-shirt with an envelope to return the other.

Can I start the challenge early?

Of course! It is up to you how and when you complete your challenge.

What other platforms is the challenge taking place on?

We have set up an official Sands Gamers Discord. Join the server for even more great community spirit.


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