FAQs - 3,000 Press Ups in October

Could you do 3,000 Press Ups in October 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 “3,000 Press Ups in October” 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 it to see how they’re getting on!

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

FAQs - 3,000 Press Ups in October

No, the goal is to do the 3,000 press ups over the month of October. It is up to you how you take on this challenge, you can start on a lower number like 30/40 a day and work your way up to 120 a day or if you’re up for it - do 100 a day for the month!

That’s easy! You can use the personal tracker in the leaflet which comes in your pack, just write down how many you do at the end of each day. 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 3,000 Press Ups in October Facebook Fundraising Page for LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice where you can post your distances weekly or after every run depending on preference. These pages are linked to LauraLynn and we’ll be able to see your progress.

Visit  https://www.facebook.com/fund/LauraLynnChildrensHospice/ and wait for the pop-up to set up a page. Be sure to add 3,000 Press Ups in October in your page title so we can easily find you and make double sure the end date is set to 1st November 2020.

Of course. Setting a goal of 3,000 and then exceeding that goal would be fantastic!

If you haven’t done so already you can register for a fundraising pack here: https://givp.nl/erf/vOvpS3SL

We will be posting out packs in large batches at the end of September. You should receive your fundraising pack by post before the start of the challenge. Please make sure you have filled out the registration form which collects your T-shirt size and address to receive your free T-shirt. 

A LauraLynn 3,000 Press Ups in October T-shirt and a beautiful letter from our Fundraising Executive Cathy.

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

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.

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 “3,000 Press Ups in October” in the message box so funds can be allocated correctly.

If you have set up a Facebook fundraiser then the raised funds will be sent directly to LauraLynn. If you have raised money via a sponsorship card then you can:

  1. Phone in your donation by calling 01 2893151 and use your credit or debit card. 
  2. Post in or drop in a bank draft, cheque or postal order to Fundraising Dept, LauraLynn, Children's Hospice, Leopardstown Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18
  3. Donate raised funds online here: www.lauralynn.ie/donate 
  4. Lodge the funds directly to our bank account using the details provided below:

Reference: 3,000 Press Ups in October and Your Name      
Bank Name: Allied Irish Bank                           
Account Number: 03220623                                
Sort Code: 93-35-70                                    
IBAN: IE86 AIBK 9335 7003 2206 23    
BIC/SWIFT: AIBKIE2D                     

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 3,000 Press Ups in October. 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