Stream for St Helena


What is it?

Stream for St Helena is a way for gamers, streamers, and content creators to support local people facing incurable illness and bereavement by engaging with their community to raise money via a sponsored live stream.

How it works

Signing up is easy, here is how you can Stream for St Helena:

  1. Click the button below to join the challenge on GivePenny (If you haven't already, you will need to create a free account)
  2. Customise your GivePenny page by linking your Twitch account and setting a fundraising goal.
  3. Let your friends, family and followers know what you're doing! Spread the word via social media so people know when to tune in.
  4. Go live! Dive into your favourite game and start your stream.
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Tips & tricks

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a streaming newbie, here are some things to consider before you go live:

Date and time

The more viewers you have, the more likely you are to achieve your fundraising goal! We suggest streaming in the evening and on weekends to maximise viewership.

Encouraging donations

Give your viewers a reason to donate. This can be done in lots of ways, but here are some ideas:

  • Set yourself a challenge in-game. This will vary based on the game you choose, but why not challenge yourself to win 10 games in a row, or in an hour! This is a great way to keep your audience engaged.
  • Interact with your chat and reward donors while you stream by letting them pick the next song, set you a challenge, or join you for your next game!
  • Start a gaming marathon! Challenge yourself to a 12-hour or 24-hour stream; this is another excellent way to keep viewers engaged.
  • Set forfeits or challenges for every fundraising milestone. Would you brave the shave for a £500 donation?

Let your viewers know the difference they are making

£23 could pay to provide pain management and symptom relief for a patient, along with emotional support and advice for their family with a visit from a Hospice clinical nurse specialist

£50 could pay for the care and support a family in crisis needs in the depth of night with a visit from a SinglePoint nurse in their home.

£100 could pay for 8 hours of comfort, personal care and company from a healthcare assistant to patients at The Hospice.

£200 could help 8 patients to return home to their loved ones after a stay at The Hospice, being supported by a nurse to help get their pain under control.


For help linking your Twitch Account to GivePenny please click here.

    Stream for St Helena is only open to participants aged 18 and over. St Helena Hospice takes the safety and wellbeing of children seriously. If you are under the age of 18, there are plenty of other ways you can get involved. Find out how you can help local people face incurable illness and bereavement here or alternatively, contact a member of our fundraising team on 01206 931468.

    Contact Information
    Fundraising

    To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

    Retail

    To contact the St Helena Retail team, for enquiries about our shops, donation centre and house clearance service please telephone 01206 890 165.

    SinglePoint

    24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360

    SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists.

    The Hospice

    To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

    Telephone: 01206 845 566

    Hospice in the Home

    You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

    Colchester/Halstead team
    Telephone: 01206 845 566

    Tendring community team
    Telephone: 01255 221 222

    Day Therapies

    You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

    Telephone: 01206 848 163

    Fax: 01206 752 245

    You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

    Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

    Human Resources

    The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

    Finance Team

    To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Volunteer Services Team

    The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

    Media Enquiries

    For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

    Patient Referrals

    If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

    Bereavement Support

    To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Learning and Development Centre

    The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

    Service User Group

    For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

    Facilities Hire Enquiries

    01206 851560

    Lottery

    To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

    If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

    Comment, compliment or complaint

    Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566