Event


King's Step Challenge

01/07/2022 - 00:00 to 31/07/2022 - 00:00
Nationwide

All adventures start with one small step.....join the King's Step Challenge today and support the vital work happening everyday at King's College Hospitals. 


Sign up today and take on the King’s Step Challenge: 

  • 300,000 steps in the 31 days of July 2022.

  • Members who receive their first donation will receive a handy step tracker from us!

  • Raise £75 and you’ll receive a King’s medal to celebrate your achievement

  • Reach over £100 and you’ll receive a branded t-shirt (limited stock available so hit target first to get yours!)

  • Read our FAQs for more information 

  • King's College Hospital Charity needs your help now more than ever!  Sign up now for the King's Step Challenge by joining the  Facebook Group and follow the links to register. 


FAQs

When does the challenge start and finish?

Your challenge begins on Friday 1st July 2022and ends on Sunday 31st July.

 

Is there a registration fee?

No. It is free to register, we just ask that you raise as much as you can.

 

How do I register to take part?

Join the King’s Step Challenge Facebook group and follow the links to sign up to the challenge and create your Facebook Fundraiser!

 

I’ve signed up – what next?

Follow the instructions in the Facebook Group and make sure you’ve set up your Facebook Fundraiser and start telling your friends and family all about the King’s Step Challenge!

 

How do I get my rewards?

Step tracker sheets, medals and t-shirts will be sent out in batches during the months of June and July. Our team will keep a close eye on your fundraising page and will send out your rewards as you hit the milestones.

 

Do I have to walk all the steps, or can I jog or run?

It's completely up to you. Most people will be walking, but we also know that some people will do things like Couch to 5k or exercising at home and work.

 

How do I keep track of my steps and share my progress?

The Health app on iPhone and Google Fit app on Android can help you keep track of the steps you do each day. Make sure to keep your phone with you while you are on the move. There are many other apps you can download to your phone - just use whatever works for you.

Some people may have a pedometer tracker or watch that they wear around their ankle or wrist to keep track of their daily steps.

At the end of each day, enter your total daily steps count on your #StepsForKing’s step tracker sheet. This will be sent to you when you receive your first donation!

 

Do I need to provide evidence that I have completed the challenge?

No – we trust you! But it’s a great idea to keep everyone updated on your progress by posting updates and pictures on your fundraiser.

 

What is a Facebook Fundraiser?

A fundraising page which is hosted on Facebook and connected to your profile, which makes it really easy for you to share with all your friends. You can set one up with this link –– it’s really quick and simple!

 

How do I share my Fundraiser with my Facebook friends?

When you set up your page, Facebook will post an update on your news feed to let all your friends know about your fundraiser. It will also let them know when you make any updates to your page, so make sure you’re updating it with your progress!

You can also use the ‘Invite’ button to ask your friends to join your fundraiser so you can keep them up to date with how it's going.

 

I don’t use Facebook, can I still take part in this challenge?

Yes, you can set up a Just giving page and complete your 300,000 steps as you would any normal fundraising challenge. If you are unsure or need any help you can call us on 020 4526 8050  or email events@supportkings.org.uk

 

What if people don’t want to donate on my Facebook Fundraiser?

Don't worry - there are other ways to collect their donations. We simply recommend Facebook Fundraisers for this challenge as they’re easy and hassle-free, but you can download one of our King’s College Hospital Charity sponsorship forms to use to collect donations in person or you can set up a JustGiving page.

 

My friend accidentally donated to my Facebook fundraiser, can you give 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.

 

Some friends have given me cash, how do I pay this money into King’s College Hospital Charity?

The easiest way is to donate it directly to your Facebook fundraiser (or JustGiving page).

If you have received money after your Facebook fundraiser has ended, please pay this money through our website.

Please make sure you say that it is sponsorship money from an event and use the name that you registered with.

 

Any further questions?

Get in touch at events@supportkings.org.uk or call on 020 4526 8050 

 

 

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