10,000 Steps a Day in November Challenge FAQs

Do you have a question about the 10,000 Steps a Day in November Challenge? Take a look at our FAQs below and we may be able to answer your question.

Are there any registration fees?

No – it’s free to take part in this challenge.

I’ve just signed-up, now what?

Firstly, join our Facebook Group for this challenge. Click ‘Join Group’. Once you’re in, you can get your fundraising pack, which includes a free t-shirt, great tips, inspiration for the challenge and a tracker to log your steps.

How long will my fundraising pack and t-shirt take to arrive?

Your fundraising pack will take 14-20 working days to arrive.

How do I keep track of how many steps I do each day?

You can keep track of your progress by using the tracker sheet provided in your fundraising pack. Or if you prefer you can use fitness apps such as STRAVA. If you use an iPhone, you can us the built-in ‘Health App’. If you use an Android phone, there are apps you can download such as ‘Google Fit’.

Keep your family and friends updated, by updating your fundraising page with the amount of steps you’ve achieved!

What if I don’t complete my challenge?

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. Complete as many steps as you can throughout November.

Do steps I walk on a treadmill or mountain climber, count towards my steps?

Yes! There are many ways you can take on this challenge. The important thing is that you taking steps, whether that is inside, outside, climbing stairs or as part of your daily routine. All steps that you take each day, count towards your total.

How do I update the end date of my Facebook Fundraiser?

Facebook fundraising pages only stay open for a few days. You can change the end date of your page by following these steps:

1) Go to your fundraising page

2) Click “Edit” under the main image and headline

3) Scroll down to the box that says “Set the End Date”

4) Select 6th December 2020.

5) Then click ‘Save’ in the top right.

6) Also – change the name to include ‘10,000 Steps a Day in November’ if you haven’t already.

Is there a fundraising target?

There is no fundraising target for this challenge. We ask that you raise what you can to help support us in transforming the future for all those affected by pancreatic cancer.

How do I raise money?

Setting up a Facebook Fundraiser is the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up in just a few seconds. And then it’s easy to share the page with your friends on Facebook.

Where do I get a sponsorship form from?

You can download a sponsorship form.

How will Pancreatic Cancer UK use the funds I raise?

The funds you raise will support world-leading research to find breakthrough in new treatments and further improve the speed of diagnosis into pancreatic cancer.

You will also be enabling us to be there for people now by supporting our services. Our friendly specialist nurses are only a call or email away. They are specialists in pancreatic cancer and can talk for as long as is needed.

How do I get my free t-shirt?

Just complete our registration form and we will send you a free t-shirt and fundraising pack. If you’d like an additional t-shirt for a team member email us at fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

Can I take cash donations?

We do not accept cash donations, however if you do receive a cash donation, you can pay the funds into your personal bank account and make an online donation:

  • Donate directly onto your fundraising page.
  • Donate via our website. Please make sure to fill in the comments box ‘10,000 Steps a day in November Challenge’ so we can attribute the fundraising to your fundraiser.
  • Donate via bank transfer into our account:

Account Name: Pancreatic Cancer UK
Bank: Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-71-03
Account number: 83514536
Ref: Your Name

If you make a bank transfer please email supportercare@pancreaticcancer.org.uk with your name, the date, amount of the donation and what it relates to – ‘10,000 Steps a Day in November Challenge’ to so we can attribute the donation to your fundraiser.

Can I start the challenge earlier or later than 1st November?

Of course! You can plan when you complete your 10,000 steps a day around your personal commitments.

I have a team taking part, can they have a t-shirt too?

Of course! You can order extra t-shirts by emailing fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk with the size and quantity, you would like. We have t-shirts in sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large,  XX-Large and XXX-Large.

My Facebook Fundraiser has ended, how do I reopen it?

Unfortunately, if your page has closed you can’t reopen it and we will not be able to log the funds raised on your previous page, on your new page due to Facebook restrictions.

If you would like to continue your fundraising, you’ll need to set up a new page. We recommend writing a few words on the page noting how much you previously raised so that all your friends, family and donors can see.

Please note, Facebook fundraising pages only stay open for a few days and you’ll need to update the end date by following the below steps.

1) Go to your fundraising page

2) Click “Edit” under the main image and headline

3) Scroll down to the box that says “Set the End Date”

4) Select 6th December 2020

5) Then click Save in the top right

6) Also – change the name to include ‘10,000 Steps a Day in November’ if you haven’t already.

What is the Strava group link?

What if the Government advice around Coronavirus changes and I can’t leave the house to undertake this challenge?

We understand that the UK is still under certain government restrictions. We recommend that you always follow the national and local official Government advice and adhere to the restrictions in your area, when taking on this challenge.

However, the great thing about the 10,000 Steps a Day in November Challenge, is that you don’t have to leave the house to take your steps. You can use your stairs, your garden, your living room –  there are many ways to walk 10,000 steps in a day.