Geek out for GOSH

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Geek out with us and take on a gaming challenge to raise money for seriously ill children from across the UK and their families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Right now, seriously ill children still need to come to GOSH for treatment every single day. But their parents are bringing them to the hospital under extraordinary circumstances. With infection control restrictions on parents staying with their children, worry around travelling safely to and from the hospital and being treated by staff in protected clothing, what is already a stressful time is even more challenging.

But you can help make their experience easier, by making your next game count more than ever.

How it works

  1. Choose your challenge - host a fundraising livestream, get sponsored to tackle a challenge run or build something amazing in a game. Do something you enjoy! 
  2. Setup your fundraising page on Tiltify or JustGiving - it doesn't take long. 
  3. Download our Geek out for GOSH overlays and other tools.
  4. Share your challenge - tell everyone what you're doing and when you're doing it, ready to ask for those all important donations. Using Twitter? Tag us in using @GeekOut4GOSH
  5. Have fun! 

Or you can use Just Giving:

Why your game counts

Supporting the seriously ill children at GOSH and their families has never been more important. You can help fund services like the hospital's incredible Play team, helping children and their families cope with separation because of Covid-19 restrictions, the hospital's Social Work Service and its multi-faith chaplaincy team who provide advice and support needed, and fund family accommodation close to GOSH so mums and dads can be near their children and by their side in minutes, day and night.

Our partnership with Zynga's CSR2

We're delighted to have teamed up with Zynga to bring players a Charity Virtual Car Sale in their CSR2 mobile phone game. Between 30 July - 4 August, players can download the limited edition GOSH Charity Purple McLaren Senna and take it out for a spin knowing you have supported GOSH Charity. Find out more about downloading this limited edition car in Zynga's blog about the partnership.

t-shirt & pin badge

Get your hands on some goodies

Raise over £250 and we'll send you a super-special Geek out for GOSH t-shirt and pin badge, created by the amazing team over at Insert Coin Clothing. Just drop us an email after your challenge with a link to your page, your address and your t-shirt size! Ts and Cs apply.

Come and say hi!

We love to hear from our Geek out for GOSH Gamers! Whether you're all setup and ready to go, want to find out more, or just fancy a chat with like-minded gamers, we're over on Twitter @GeekOut4GOSH, Discord and on email at gaming@gosh.org.

Thank you to the Sea of Thieves Community

A huge thank you to everyone in the Sea of Thieves Community who downloaded the Sails of Hope whilst playing Sea of Thieves. We're so pleased that over 19,000 sails were sold, raising an incredible $114,847 for GOSH Charity.

The small print

GOSH Charity, Tiltify & JustGiving are separate organisations. You will need to agree to the Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy for your chosen fundraising platform.

Please read the GOSH Charity Fundraising FAQs as these will give you key information if, for example, you want to feature our logo on your livestream page.