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How do I raise money through Pawsome Players?

Many of our Pawsome Players choose to play their favourite games online, but you could livestream almost anything! How about a cook-a-long of a batch of your famous cat-shaped cookies, showing off your art skills by creating pet portraits, or sharing an online
gig from your living room? 

You can fundraise for Pawsome Players whenever you would like.

What's live-streaming?

You can choose to share your stream with the world via platforms such as Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Live. It’s easy to get set up, just check out these handy tips from Just Giving. If you’d prefer not to livestream, you could play games offline, or host a games night at your home when it is safe to do so. Don’t forget to share your fundraising page and ask your friends and family to support your goals!

How do I let people know about my event?

Don’t forget to fill in as much information as you can on your fundraising page about who you are and when you’re planning your event. Upload a photo to increase your chances of a generous donation.

What are stream overlays and do you have any official overlays?

Stream overlays are a graphic frame or border around your webcam and you will see them when watching a stream. It is a great way to show that you are doing a charity stream. We have official overlays you can use – download them here.

Can I play as part of a team?

Yes! We love teams of Pawsome Players. Nominate one person as team captain and we’ll send all the information and resources to them.

I'm under 18. Can I take part?

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.

Can I fundraise for a specific branch or centre?

Yes, you can. When you sign up, you'll be asked if you'd like to fundraise for a specific Cats Protection branch or centre - just let us know where you'd like your fundraising to go and we'll do the rest.

What will you do with my information when I sign up?

When you register as a Pawsome Player with the date of your stream, and tell us that you’d like to hear from us, we’ll send you handy reminders as you approach the big day, as well as lots of extra hints, tips, and Cats Protection content to make your event a success.

If you choose not to hear from Cats Protection, we’ll still email you a fundraising pack, social media graphics and tips to support your event. We’ll only be in touch again if there’s anything we need to let you know about Pawsome Players that might affect your event or fundraising, or if you contact us.

Either way, we’ll never swap or sell any of your information with other organisations.

How do I transfer money raised to Cats Protection?

If you set up a fundraising page with Tiltify or JustGiving, or set up a Facebook fundraiser, there is nothing you need to do – the funds you raise will come directly to us.

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.

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