How do I start fundraising?
Just set up your fundraising page, completing all the details and you are good to go!
Share your page with family & friends and encourage them to sponsor you.
Is there an entry fee?
No! To take part in Memory Miles virtually you just need to set up your JustGiving page and start fundraising. For the Memory Miles event in August there will be a registration fee to attend.
Do I have to fundraise to take part?
There is not a minimum donation/sponsorship amount to take part and it is not mandatory to fundraise. However, any sponsorship you are able to raise is a donation directly towards the costs of vital Hospice services.
How do I contribute the miles I have covered to the totaliser?
You can sync a fitness app called Strava to your fundraising page – see the resources page for more information on how to do this.
Or you can manually input your miles directly into your fundraising page.
If you have any trouble at all, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help & advice.
How do I sync Strava to my page?
There is some handy advice on how to do this on this link.
Do we have to record/ track our miles?
If you forget or are unable to track your miles using Strava that’s okay, but you can enter them manually on your fundraising page. If you don’t track or update at all, that is absolutely fine, but your contribution won’t show on our distance totaliser.
How do we count the miles if we walk in a group?
You can count the number of miles walked per person. For example, if 5 of your walk 10 miles together, you can track that as 50 miles! Don’t forget you can sign up as a Team. Make your personal fundraising page, then create the Team or join an already created Team.
How do I add donations that are given to me in cash?
Only card payments can be added to your fundraising page, if your supporter isn’t able to donate directly to your page and really want to donate with cash, perhaps you could make a donation on their behalf equal to the cash donation.
Will Memory Miles replace Light Up The Night/Starlight Walk?
No, it will be part of our usual annual walk event. We will to run Memory Miles virtually from May 2021 through to the end of August 2021, ending with a Memory Miles walk at Adlington Hall on Friday 27th August 2021 where our supporters and participants can take part and complete their target in true East Cheshire Hospice style!
Can I walk more/less miles than my target?
Yes, the target is your own personal target. You can complete as many miles as you would like to.
If we are taking part as a family do we all have to raise sponsorship?
You can fundraise as a team if you would like to! And the fundraising target is your own personal target, make it as high or as low as you would like to.