Commit to walking 3k a day in June
Join our team of walkers taking on 90k between June 1st and June 30th and show your support for families who've lost their baby.
Sands wants to ensure that everyone affected by the loss of a baby gets the support they need and deserve when facing the toughest of times. We want to campaign for change and support research so that fewer babies die and fewer families experience the pain of losing their baby.
However you reach your 90 kilometers target, every step you take will help ensure no one faces the loss of a baby alone. Together we can continue to do all that we can to stop families from experiencing this devastating tragedy.
Join our Strava club
Be inspired and cheer on the progress of others by joining our club on Strava. Click here to join.
Download these resources to help you on your way:
Poster (coming soon)
You may have questions about the challenge. If you need to speak to a member of our team, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org – but we’re quite busy to it may take us a couple of days to get back to you. In the meantime, you can read our FAQs below.
Why have some people started already the challenge?
Some people are training for the challenge now and sharing their kilometres with the group, but most people are starting the challenge on the 1st June!
Can I take part in the challenge if I am based overseas?
Yes, you can! You can sign up to challenge and join the Facebook group by clicking ‘Join group’ above. We can send a digital pack to your email - please email email@example.com to request one. Due to postage costs, we are unable to send you a t-shirt pack in the post. You can download the print the tracker here.
Where and when is this challenge?
This is a virtual walking challenge for everyone and starts on 1st June. You can do this in your local area, park, gym. You can do this together with your friends and family. Please adhere to any government guidelines for social distancing and restrictions at the time.
Can I raise money on another online platform like JustGiving?
Yes, if you would like. Facebook sends the money directly to us and doesn’t charge you or us any fees, but if you would like to set up a fundraising page on another online platform, we recommend JustGiving. If you use a different online platform other than JustGiving or Facebook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your fundraising page link.
How do I get my free t-shirt?
We'll send you a t-shirt after you put your address and t-shirt size in the online registration form here.
What are the t-shirt sizes:
- Extra Small (32 inch chest)
- Small (34 inch chest)
- Medium (35-37 inch chest)
- Large (38-40 inch chest)
- Extra Large (44-46 inch chest)
- 2X Extra Large (47-49 inch chest)
- 3X Extra Large (50-52 inch chest)
- 4X Extra Large (53-55 inch chest)
When will my T-shirt arrive?
T-shirts will be posted in Mid-May so you will have your t-shirts in time for the start of the challenge for the 1st June!
My t-shirt doesn’t fit/I ordered the wrong size. Can you change it?
Of course. Please email email@example.com to let us know what size you received, and what size you need. We'll then send a new t-shirt with an envelope to return the other.
How do we track our walking?
Some good free apps are Strava, MapMyWalk and RunKeeper. But the most important thing is that you post updates on your Facebook Fundraiser so your friends and family see how hard you're pushing yourself! Share these amazing milestone badges and you can also download the tracker so you can keep a record.
Can I do a shorter/longer/earlier/later challenge?
Yes! Every walk you do will help Sands. So do this challenge in whatever way works best for you. Every step is very much appreciated!
Do I have to prove I’ve completed the challenge?
You don’t need to prove you’ve completed the challenge– we trust you! You can post videos, pictures, and updates on your Facebook Fundraiser and in the group. Sharing updates and your milestone badges is also a great way to show those who have sponsored you that you’re committed to completing the challenge.
Do I need any equipment?
No, It is a good idea to make sure you have suitable clothing and shoes.
How many kilometers per a day?
The challenge is to walk 90 kilometers during the month of June, therefore you can aim for 3K each day. You can do more some days if you want so you can add in rest days.
Is there a fundraising target?
We have no minimum or maximum amount that we would like you to raise. From our point of view, no matter how much money you raise, it will make a difference to bereaved families across the UK, and for that we are so grateful. We suggest setting yourself a target as it can be helpful to have something to aim for.
What about my friends who aren't on Facebook? Can they donate?
Unfortunately it isn’t possible to donate to a Facebook fundraiser if you don’t have an account. We suggest asking them to transfer you the money, and you paying it to your Facebook fundraiser yourself. You could also donate via our website: www.sands.org.uk/donate and adding the challenge name ‘Walk 90K in June' and the name of the person you are sponsoring. Please also email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about this donation.
My friends donation isn't showing up on my FB Fundraiser?
Most donations appear instantly. But sometimes it takes up to 48 hours if they donated via PayPal or if they have slow broadband. But let us know if it still isn't showing in 48 hours and we'll see what we can do.
I can't find my Facebook Fundraiser, can you tell me where it is?
No problem! If you go to your own Facebook Profile Page and scroll down you'll find it there. Or you can click on this link to manage "Your active Fundraisers" - https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/manage
Where will my friends' money go?
Directly to us at Sands. You don't have to worry about this. It happens automatically through Facebook.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
If you’ve collected offline fundraising, the easiest way to pay this to Sands if by donating it to your Facebook fundraiser.
If you don't have one, you can also donate on our website. You can do this here. Make sure to say that your money is for your Walk 90K in June so that we can make sure it is added to your total.
If you’re not able to donate this way, then drop us an email to email@example.com and we can discuss other ways of getting the donation to us.
Can I fundraise as part of a group with my friends and family?
Yes you can! You can do a joint Facebook Fundraiser page with your friends and family. The best way to do this is to nominate one person to create the Facebook Fundraiser on their own Facebook account. Then click edit organisers on the fundraiser and then you can add your team members . They will then be able to adjust and edit the fundraising page and add comments. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you are fundraising as part of a team.
Tip: Edit the ‘Title’ and ‘About’ section on your page to add your team name and all your team member names.
How do I send you my sponsorship form?
If you’ve collected cash donations and have a completed sponsorship form, do scan and email this to us at email@example.com so we claim any gift aid. If you’re not able to scan or send us a clear photograph, drop us an email anyway and we can let you know where to send your form via post. Don’t worry about filling in the serial number, we will fill that in for you.
Someone/I accidentally donated to my Facebook fundraiser. Can you issue them a refund?
Unfortunately we can’t issue refunds - Facebook must do this. People can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:
Send them this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823
Select — I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook
Select — I want a refund for my donation(s)
Select — I made a donation by accident. Find their donation in the dropdown and request the refund.
I’ve created multiple fundraising pages - can I combine them?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to merge fundraising pages. What we suggest is to focus on sharing an updating one of the pages and set the end date to the other page for the next day. Both of your online pages will be included in your final total.
Why has my Facebook Fundraiser closed early?
If your Facebook Fundraiser has automatically closed, we are unable to reopen it and therefore please set up a new fundraiser page here. Both of your online pages will be included in your final total and we are unable to link the two pages together.
What if I don’t complete the challenge?
The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. If you need to change the target, that’s okay. Do as much as you can. Every kilometer helps.
What if I get an injury?
We advise you take every precaution to keep fit and healthy and not undertake any activity that you don't feel comfortable with or that might cause you to hurt yourself. If in doubt, please check with your GP. If you do get injured during the challenge, we encourage you to postpone completing it until you get fit and healthy again - we'll still be here to support you whenever that might be.
How do I stay safe in the Facebook group?
Whilst this group is Private, anyone on Facebook can join and view the content. Please take care not to share personal information, including maps sharing your location, and avoid meeting up with or messaging others outside of this group, without taking appropriate precautions.