Got some questions? Hopefully we answer them below, if not please drop us an email: PawsomePlayers@cats.org.uk
How do I join in/become a Pawsome Player?
All you need to do is decide what kind of fundraising you’d like to do – check out our ideas here and then fill out our sign up form
How do I promote my gaming stream/event?
We have some downloadable social media assets and a customisable poster you can use to help advertise your stream. Whether it’s telling family and friends, sending emails, WhatsApps or tweeting, spreading the word will help you raise more.
Do I have to do it on a certain day?
No, you can choose whenever suits you to do your fundraising.
Do I have to use JustGiving/Twitch?
No, if you’re happier using Tiltify to collect donations instead of JustGiving that’s fine with us.
Equally, although Twitch is popular we know some people prefer Mixer, YouTube or Facebook for their streams. Do whatever works for you, and just let us know if you have any questions.
Why do I need to be over 18 to organise a charity stream?
To ensure our supporters are staying safe online and looking after their physical health we ask that stream/event organisers are over 18. We’re happy for under 18s to take part in an organised stream with parental consent and others to ensure they are Playing It Safe while taking part.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity. It allows Cats Protection to claim at least 25p back from the Inland Revenue for every pound you give, as long as you are a UK taxpayer. Find out more here
Are my donations eligible for Gift Aid?
Yes, your donations and that of your donors are eligible for Gift Aid as long as you/they are a UK tax payer. If you use JustGiving to collect your donations then your supporters will automatically be asked if they’d like to sign up for Gift Aid. If you’re donating to us directly we just need a Gift Aid declaration from you – in writing, by email or verbally, so just let us know when you donate you’d like to sign up for Gift Aid.
Do I have to live stream games?
No. If you’d rather hold a private charity gaming marathon just between friends and ask them for donations then that’s more than okay. Don’t stream online unless it’s something you feel comfortable and happy doing – there’s still lots of other ways to use gaming and help cats.
How will you support my gaming event?
If you sign up to be a Pawsome Player we’ll help you every step of the way. You can check out our fundraising pack for tips and advice, use our downloadable assets and we’re always here if you have any questions or need any help. Email us at PawsomePlayers@cats.org.uk