So you’ve decided EACH Mile Counts is for you, you’ve picked your challenge, your targets and your dates, and you've registered your challenge, so what happens now?
Set up your online giving page
Online giving is the easiest way for people to support your challenge and donate. Different pages offer different benefits so it’s up to you which to use. We'd suggest Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. These pages allow you to share updates on your progress and stories about how your money will help us. Its proven that by maximising your use of these pages you can increase donations.
Plan your activities and get going!
The whole point of a challenge is that it’s challenging to you. You may be a seasoned runner taking the next step, or someone just starting out who wants an excuse to get moving. Either way think about what you want to achieve, the timescale you’ve set yourself and plan how you are going to succeed. Use our handy planner to remind you when and how you’re tackling your challenge. For example you may start the first week walking three sessions of 5km, building up to four sessions of 15km in your last week.
Share your progress on social media with friends and family
As we mentioned, if you’re using an online giving page you can post updates on your challenge but don’t forget to share on your own social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you use an internal site such as Yammer at work and you can let your colleagues know about the challenge, maybe even encourage them to join you!
Remind yourself how far you’ve come!
If you’ve set yourself a tough challenge, there will be moments where your motivation flags and keeping going can be tough. Remind yourself why you’re doing it; for children, young people and their families, but also for yourself, the satisfaction and pride in your achievement. Think whether you would have been able to do what you’re doing just a few weeks ago?
Congratulations, you’ve completed your challenge. You’ve completed your EACH Mile Counts and raised money for children with life-threatening conditions and complex health needs, and you’re amazing. Don’t forget to share your success again as sponsorship often comes in when family and friends know you’ve completed the challenge.
Paying in your money
The following documents are here to help you:
If all your money has been raised through an online giving page, there is nothing more for you to do. The money is paid directly to us, which will be tallied up and we will be in touch to say thank you. If you do have cash to be paid in, you can do so whilst registering your miles on our wall of fame, or by getting in touch with our fundraising teams.