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Next steps

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?

Well done!
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
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. 

The following documents are here to help you:
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Sponsor formPDF1.05 MB06 Mar, 2019 Download
Individual TrackerPDF321.25 KB04 Mar, 2019 Download
EACH Poster for fundraisersPDF1.02 MB04 Mar, 2019 Download
Team TrackerPDF347.98 KB04 Mar, 2019 Download
EACH Mile Counts FAQsPDF117.28 KB04 Mar, 2019 Download
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH