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.
What does my entry fee go towards?
You will get a t-shirt, keyring and sponsorship materials, the remaining will be a donation to the hospice
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?
We don’t know yet whether Light Up The Night will be able to take place in September or at all this year. We very much hope that it will, but we are waiting for Government updates to give it the go ahead.
We hope that in the case that Light Up The Night can not go ahead, Memory Miles will allow people to conduct their own memory walk in aid of the Hospice. However, if Light Up The Night can go ahead, anyone who has signed up to Memory Miles can either do both, or complete their miles by completing the route at Adlington Hall for Light Up The Night.
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.
What happens if we reach Lands End?
If we reach our destination we will celebrate this fantastic collective achievement and we will keep the walk going to see where we finish after every participant has completed their miles!
To Lands End (and beyond)!
What happens if we don’t reach Lands End?
We hope this won’t be the case, but we may take the decision to extend the event beyond 30th September 2020 in order to make our final destination!
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.