Frequently Asked Questions

Sign Up

Sign up, choose which type of Games Night In you’d like to host and set a date with your friends and family.

Make sure you let your guests know you’re organising a Games Night In for Macmillan so they can donate.

This is your chance to make your Games Night In truly special by raising money for Macmillan. You just need to set up a JustGiving page and ask your friends and family to make a voluntary donation to take part. We suggest asking £5 or £10 per person. You can also share your page on social media to spread the word.

Once you signed up, we will send you a link via email to create a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page.

There’s lots of different platforms you can use. You may have to download an application to use one. Here’s a few we recommend:

  • Houseparty
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom

If you’re hosting a Quiz Night, the more the merrier! You can ask people to set up teams to take part too.

For Board Games, this is dependent on the rules of the Board Games you’d like to play. You could play multiple board games and invite different friends and family to take part in the different games or you could host two Board Games Nights!

For Whodunnit, the scripts are for 8 people however 6 people can take part. Beryl and Lily are different enough to be played by one person. Or Cyril and the Captain. You can double up ... use a different hat to differentiate the characters, or an accent. If you have more than 8 people, you can ask guests to share a character or consider hosting two Whodunnit evenings!

Make every £1 worth 25p more at no extra cost to you. It’s just a little box to tick but gift aid makes a huge difference when it comes to how much money we can raise to support people living with cancer.

To be eligible to add gift aid to your donation, you must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax then the amount of gift aid claimed on all donations made in that tax year it’s your responsibility to pay any difference.

This option will be there on your fundraising page, but if you could mention it to your sponsors, you could help raise much more money to support people living with cancer. Find out more about Gift Aid here.

If you choose to use Facebook as a fundraising platform, or in order to complement or top up donations for your Games Night In, please note we may not be aware of this fundraising activity.

If you raise money on Facebook and want us to acknowledge this, please get in touch; you can email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk or send us a private message through Facebook.

If you’d prefer not to text 70550 to make a £3 donation to Macmillan to receive your final clue that’s no problem. You’ll find each character’s final clue here – your clue might just give you the final piece of the puzzle.

Marvin

Cyril told you a secret. He’s on his final warning, for assaulting a passenger who ‘looked at him the wrong way’

Roger

Madame told you she wants to run away together, as fast as you can, when the ship docks. But not to tell anyone

Beryl

Lily just asked to run away with you to NY, where no one can find her. She wants to ‘leave this mess behind’.

Captain

You saw Madame crying the other night at the top of the ship. She tried to hide it, but she was hysterical

Madame

The captain’s lying. He was still angry with the Doctor. Told you when he was drunk that he’d make him pay.

Cyril

Marvin told you the cricket bat disappeared. He looked everywhere. He wanted to keep it. And use it.

Lady Iceberg

You saw Roger and Beryl practising her cricket swing on the deck after dark. Suspiciously, without a ball.

Lily

You overheard your mother telling the Doctor he had ‘ruined everything’. And deserved to pay for it.

If you'd prefer not to text 70550 to make a £3 donation to Macmillan to receive answers to our Brainteasers that's no problem. You'll find the answers here:

  • I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I? The answer is... map!
  • What English word has three consecutive double letters? The answer is... bookkeeper!
  • What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all? The answer is... an elephant’s shadow!

For more information, just give us a call on 0300 1000 200 or email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk