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Hero Up

How It Works

Hero Up couldn’t be simpler: click ‘Get Started’ to sign up, take part at any time that suits you and raise money for wounded veterans whilst playing your favourite games. 

1. Once you sign up, decide on your gaming challenge using your personalised fundraising page

2. Spread the word and ask your friends, family and followers to sponsor – or join you!

3. Download our free fundraising tips and tools to help you smash your target, including:

  • Posters to let everyone know when you’re taking part, and why

  • Personalised frames to add to your Twitch profile

  • Badges to spread the word on your social media channels

  • A sponsorship form for any offline donations


4. On your chosen date, start your gaming session and live stream the action, or post regular updates on your social media channels and watch donations from your awesome supporters roll in.

We want your fundraising experience to be as good as your game play and will work closely with you throughout, sharing ideas, helpful tips and advice straight to your inbox.

How your game helps

However you decide to Hero Up, your support means we can continue to be here for wounded veterans and their families when they need us. Every pound you raise will make a difference.

£10 could pay for 90 minutes of sporting activity to help a veteran with their mental health and wellbeing

£20 could pay for a coaching conversation to develop a career plan, helping a wounded veteran regain their purpose

£50 could pay for an outreach event to help us reach veterans in your community who need our support

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Click on the 'Get Started' button to begin your registration. Hero Up is hosted on GivePenny's website, so you’ll be redirected to their site to complete a short registration form and set up your fundraising page. You can then decide on a date, start personalising your fundraising page and planning your challenge! You can take part at any time that suits you. 

Can under 18s take part?

Hero Up is only open to participants aged 18 and over. Help for Heroes takes the safety and wellbeing of children seriously. If you are 16-18 years of age and would like to fundraise for our wounded, you can find lots of ideas here, or alternatively contact our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 9888 to discuss your plans.

Where does my money go?

Your fundraising will enable us to continue helping wounded veterans and their families to recover and get on with their lives.

Whatever challenge you have planned, the Help for Heroes Events Team will be on hand to guide you every step of the way to help you reach and smash your target.

Support and Contact

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106