Big Fun Step

Date

October 1 - 31, 2023

Location

Anywhere

Registration Fee

Free

Minimum Sponsor

N/A but we suggest £155
Big Fun Step

Join our Facebook group now.

 

Challenge yourself to ramble, stride, or pace it this autumn and walk at least 10,000 steps every day in the month of October to mark the thousands of memories of your loved ones, whilst raising money for North London Hospice.

Do your steps to get fit, explore North London and help us keep going and care for our patients and their families. 

Take part and join our Big Fun Step Facebook community for support and tips from others taking on this challenge.

Join our Big Fun Step community now.

Not quite convinced just yet? Here are three good reasons to join us: 

  1. Do good for you – Give yourself that sense of achievement when you’ve improved your fitness and mental health through walking.
  2. Explore – Commit to discovering new green spaces, parks and footpaths in your local area and further afield.
  3. Do good for your community– Get sponsored to get active and walk every day in memory of your loved ones and you’ll help us provide essential end-of-life care to people in Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey. 

Our brand–new Facebook initiative is about challenging members of our community to ramble, stride or pace it this autumn. We are asking you to commit to walking at least 10,000 steps every day in the month of October to mark the thousands of memories of your loved ones whilst raising money for North London Hospice.

You have the whole month of October. 

  1. Join our Facebook group
  2. If you register before 16th September:
    • For all you fantastic early bird fundraisers we recommend you set up a JustGiving page as unfortunately Facebook fundraising is down until 16th September. Set this up here 
  3. Once you’ve set up your fundraising page you can register for your North London Hospice t-shirt. Set this up here 
  4. Get involved! Our Facebook group is there to motivate and support you during your challenge. Ask the rest of the community questions, share your successes with them and join in. 

It is free to take part.

You can set your own target, we suggest £155 (that is £5 every day in the month of October)

Everyone who sets up a fundraising page (either on Facebook or JustGiving) will be sent a t-shirt and everyone who raises at least £10 on their page will be sent a pin badge. We will also have various other prize incentives, including luxury gym packages and health and fitness related gifts.  

All donations that are made to your online fundraiser will be sent directly to North London Hospice.

The money you raise will enable us to provide essential end-of-life care to people throughout Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. North London Hospice is a registered charity, and all our services are provided completely free of charge. However, hospice care is expensive to provide and it costs over £15 million a year to keep our services going.

Around 40% of our funding comes from the NHS and we rely on donations and support from generous people in the community to provide the cost of caring for three out of every four patients. Without this support we simply wouldn’t be able to provide our services each year. 

Absolutely! Cash donations should be paid into your own account, then you can make the equivalent donation to your online fundraising page. Alternatively, you can send us a cheque or make a bank transfer.

Yes! Once you’ve signed up please join our Facebook group to chat away.

Prefer Strava? Join the Strava group here.

You can track your steps however you wish. Use your favourite app or make a tally.

If you use Strava, you can link your account to your fundraising page to track your activities and share your progress with your supporters. Join our dedicated Big Fun Step Strava group here. See the full instructions for Strava here.

Only connect once you’re ready to start your challenge as all of your activities will upload to your page.

If you don’t use Strava, you’ll find a button to add manual data in the Fitness Activity box, under the Connect with Strava button. You can manually add your activities to keep your supporters updated on your progress and track your total activity.

We trust you, and you don’t need to provide evidence in any way. Make sure to keep your family and friends up to date on your Facebook fundraiser, this is really important!

A special thank you to our headline sponsor Nuffield Health and our bronze sponsors Winkworth and Muswell Hill Club.