FAQS - 280,000 Steps in February

Could you do 280,000 Steps in February and help to raise funds for children with life-limiting conditions and their families?

It’s a tough challenge, but it’ll help LauraLynn provide vital care, while keeping you healthy too!  

By joining the LauraLynn 280,000 Steps in February Challenge, you’ll be making an incredible difference to the lives of the children in our care.   

We have created a Facebook Group of people like you who are doing this challenge. Join to see how they’re getting on!

Any questions? Take a look at the FAQs below, or email Cathy on cwhite@lauralynn.ie 

FAQS - 280,000 Steps in February

No, the goal is to do 280,000 steps throughout the month of February. It is up to you how you take on this challenge. Most people will be doing 10,000 a day but do what best suits your lifestyle.  

That’s easy! You can use the step counter on your phone or any smart watch. At the end of each day, you can write down how many steps you did in our tracker included in your fundraising pack. Don’t forget to post in the Facebook Group too and let us know how you’re doing!  

As part of this challenge, you will be asked to set up a 280,000 Steps in February Facebook Fundraising Page for LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice where you can post your steps weekly or daily depending on preference. These pages are linked to LauraLynn and we’ll be able to see your progress. 

Of course. Setting a goal of 280,000 Steps and then exceeding that goal would be fantastic! 

If you have a smart phone you should have a pedometer in your health app. You can also use a Fitbit or smart watch if you have one and use the corresponding app. 

Visit https://www.facebook.com/fund/LauraLynnChildrensHospice/ and wait for the pop-up to set up a page. Be sure to add '280,000 Steps in February' in your page title so we can easily find you and make double sure the end date is set to March 1st, 2021. 

Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way for you to fundraise. It makes fundraising from home simple! The funds raised are lodged directly into our bank account and there are no fees involved. Alternatively, you can request a sponsorship card by emailing me on cwhite@lauralynn.ie.    

If someone not on Facebook wants to donate, they should still be able to do so. Share the direct link of your fundraiser with them and they can enter their details. Alternatively there are two other options for them to support your fundraiser:

  1. They can give you the cash or transfer you the funds (via Revolut, PayPalMe, Online Banking etc) and you can add the donation to your fundraiser yourself.  

  2. They can donate directly to LauraLynn via www.lauralynn.ie/donate If they do this please ask them to put your name and '280,000 Steps in Feb' in the message box so funds can be allocated correctly. 

Unfortunately we can’t issue refunds through Facebook but 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 and request the refund. 

The packs are being posted in large batches to reduce costs. You should receive yours by the start of the challenge in February.  

If you haven't done so already, you can register for your fundraising pack here: https://givp.nl/erf/eLqb9DhH 

A LauraLynn T-shirt, tracker and a beautiful letter from our Fundraising Executive Cathy. 

You can absolutely complete this challenge as an organisation or work group. In fact, it is a great team bonding exercise and lots of healthy, competitive fun. Together with your colleagues, you can set up a Facebook Fundraiser and join our community to complete 280,000 Steps in February. It's simple to do and you'll be amazed at how many people will support you. If you would like to know more about getting your workplace involved in this challenge, email Niamh at ndoyle@lauralynn.ie