Whether you play games on your mobile, PS5, in-person or take on epic challenges and stream, Hero Up couldn't be simpler.

There are three things to remember. Any game. Any time. Anywhere.

How do I fundraise with Hero Up?

  1. Sign up. Once you sign up, decide on your gaming challenge using your personalised fundraising page.
  2. Spread the word. Share your challenge on social media and ask your friends, family and followers to sponsor... or join you!
  3. Download. Use your digital loot, including posters, personalised frames and badges, to help you smash your target.
  4. Live stream. If you're doing a charity stream, on your chosen date start your gaming session and live stream the action using your preferred platform like Twitch or YouTube. You can also 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.

What is the Hero Up 11:11 challenge?

Why not take on our latest challenge, the 11:11 Challenge, and game for 11 hours 11 minutes in November to mark Remembrance Day in support of our Armed Forces community.

    Not a gamer but want to support us?

    There are many ways you can support Help for Heroes in empowering ex-military personnel - all you need to do is just pick the most comfortable way for you.



    The Events Team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Whether it’s how to set up a gaming event or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

    Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk

    • Hero Up FAQs
      • Absolutely! You can choose one member of the team to register the team’s name to get started, or alternatively ask all your teammates to register individually.

      • 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, check out our other fundraising ideas or alternatively contact our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 9888 to discuss your plans.

      • Once you’ve signed up, we’ll keep in touch by email with tips and ideas to help you get started. We’ve also got lots of downloadable tools to help you spread the word about your challenge. If you need any support with fundraising, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team who would be happy to help you, email heroup@helpforheroes.org.uk.

      • We have lots of downloadable tools to help you spread the word about your challenge and get started with your fundraising. Once you’ve set up your fundraising page, keep sharing the link with friends, family and followers so they can sponsor you and tag us in your posts on social media
        Twitter @HeroUpGaming #HeroUpGaming #HeroUp
        Facebook @HelpforHeroesOfficial

        And don’t worry if you have contacts who aren’t online. Use our fundraising tools and sponsorship form, and add the money to your page yourself, or send a cheque and the completed form to the address below. Don’t forget to state your unique Registration ID, so we know it’s from you.

        Help for Heroes Donations Team
        14 Parker’s Close
        Downton Business Centre
        SP5 3RB

      • Don’t hesitate to contact the team at heroup@helpforheroes.org.uk or give them a call on 0300 303 9888.

      • You can play any game that you enjoy, with the console of your choice. Maybe you want to sharpen your skills on a tried and tested favourite, or there’s a new game you’ve got your eye on. You could even keep it old-school and have a boardgame session instead. If you’re planning a longer challenge, why not mix it up with a few different games and set up tournaments or speedruns?

      • You can embed Twitch and Youtube streams directly on your JustGiving fundraising page, which means all your friends and family can see what you’re up to on the day of the Hero Up challenge. If you use another streaming platform, you’ll still be able to use the JustGiving tools.

      • Hero Up is hosted on the JustGiving website, and GivePenny is committed to ensuring the privacy of all its users. You can view JustGiving's Privacy Policy on their website. If you want to hear more on how Help for Heroes holds your data, you can read more here.