Put a spring in your step this March and join us for our 100 Skips a Day challenge!
Get ready to jump into action this March by completing 100 skips everyday (or more) throughout the month in support of children with life-shortening conditions and their families across Scotland. This is a fun-filled fundraising challenge, where you can stay active whilst making an impact, so put your skipping skills to the test and jump for joy in March!
To take part, join our dedicated Facebook group where you will find an easy link to set up your Facebook fundraiser and register for your FREE CHAS skipping rope. You will also be able to connect with fellow participants throughout the challenge, share your progress and access helpful fundraising tips!
Use your Facebook fundraiser to share your challenge with friends and family and gather sponsorship. Raise £150 and you’ll receive your very own CHAS medal too!
We’ve tried to answer as many questions as possible below, but if you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to email Holly at teamCHAS@chas.org.uk.
How do I take part in the challenge?
Throughout the month of March, we challenge you to complete 100 skips (or more) every day! Whether you're already a skipping sensation or you’re just getting started, this challenge welcomes all abilities. Each day we encourage you to check in on the 100 Skips a Day in March Facebook group to share your new skills and connect with fellow group members. We’ll be sharing skipping content, fundraising tips and answering your questions. It's a fantastic opportunity to improve your cardiovascular health, boost your mood, and raise vital funds for CHAS as you go!
Here’s a step by step guide:
1. Register: Sign up for the challenge through this link to create your fundraising page and claim your CHAS skipping rope. Registration is quick and easy! You can also join our 100 Skips a Day Facebook group through this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/860197815581777.
2. Fundraise: Share your Facebook fundraising page with friends, family, and colleagues and encourage them to support your skipping efforts with donations!
3. Skip: Grab your skipping rope and complete 100 skips every day throughout March. You can do it at home, at the park, at the gym – get creative!
4. Spread the Word: Share your skipping journey on social media along with your fundraising page. Inspire others to join in the challenge for CHAS and make a positive impact.
How do I register for the challenge?
Visit this link and wait for the pop-up to appear. You will then be re-directed to set up your fundraiser. Your fundraising banner and title will be set for you, but feel free to personalise your fundraiser in the 'About' section.
What do I need to get started?
All you need is a skipping rope - once you sign up we’ll send one out with your fundraising pack! Share your March challenge with your friends and family and have them sponsor you through your Facebook fundraiser, showcasing your progress throughout the challenge.
Help! I’m a beginner, where do I start?
Don’t worry! You can start with the basics – fancy footwork optional! We’ll be sharing hints and tips over in the challenge Facebook group too. The group will have a mix of skipping experience and abilities – use the group community to ask for encouragement and advice!
Do I have to set up a Facebook fundraiser?
Facebook fundraisers are the easiest way for you to fundraise. The funds raised are sent directly to the CHAS bank account and there are no fees involved.
You can also collect cash donations using your paper sponsorship form which you’ll receive in your welcome pack.
How do I pay in cash donations?
If you have raised cash donations you can:
Deposit them into your own account and submit them via your Facebook fundraiser.
Donate the raised funds online at https://www.chas.org.uk/donate. Make sure to put your name and ‘100 Skips a Day’ in the comment box. Or transfer the funds directly to our bank account. Get in touch with Holly for our bank details at teamCHAS@chas.org.uk.
A friend accidentally donated to my Facebook fundraiser. Can you give them a refund?
Unfortunately, we can’t issue refunds through Facebook, but people can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:
Send the person who accidentally donated this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823, then ask them to -
My friend who is not on Facebook would like to donate – how can they do this?
There are two options for them to support your fundraiser:
They can give you the cash or transfer you the funds (via PayPal, Online Banking etc) and you can add the donation to your fundraiser yourself. Alternatively, they can donate directly to CHAS at https://www.chas.org.uk/donate.
If they do this please ask them to put your name and “100 Skips a Day” in the message box so funds can be allocated correctly to your fundraising efforts!
I want to complete the challenge as a team, how do I do this?
Facebook suggests you can add up to three friends to be organisers of your fundraiser. Together you and your friends can then manage the fundraiser and rally more supporters to reach your fundraising goals.
To do this, first create your fundraiser on Facebook and then click the three dots next to the "share" button - here you can add your additional organisers. If you need further guidance, please email Holly at teamCHAS@chas.org.uk.
Make a difference, one skip at a time!
#KeepTheJoyAlive with CHAS this October with 100 Skips A Day. By participating in this virtual skipping challenge, you become an integral part of CHAS's mission to bring comfort, care, and happiness to children and families facing the most challenging times. Put a spring in your step this October as you support CHAS!
Sign up today and start skipping!