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Christian Aid supporter, Zoey Wickens, participates in the 2019 London Marathon

Christian Aid supporter, Zoey Wickens, participates in the 2019 London Marathon - Luke MacGregor/ Christian Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Find all the answers you need to have a successful 300,000 steps challenge for Christian Aid Week.

Click the links below to find the answers to all our FAQs, and if you need further support please get in touch with our friendly team at hello@christian-aid.org

What can I do to clock 10,000 steps in a day?

  • A 100-minute walk - most people do around 100 steps per minute. 
  • One hour of cycling 
  • An hour and ten minutes of an exercise class 
  • If you’re a wheelchair user, use an odometer to track distance then cover to steps. 1km = 1,250 steps 

How do I track my steps?

Most smart phones have a step counter on them. You could also use a tracker or a smartwatch, as they have step counters too.

Do I have to do the 10,000 steps all in one go?

It is totally up to you. If you want to, go for it. However, you could also spread it throughout the day, taking small steps towards the big target.

Also, feel free to team up with your family and friends to collectively smash the step target as a household or friendship group. 

How do I sign up for the challenge?

All you need to do is fill in the form here. You can also join our 300,000 steps in May Facebook group for a support network and to get top tips on completing your step challenge. 

How do I set up my Facebook fundraiser?

Use this link here to set your Facebook fundraiser. It doesn't take long!  

Your Facebook fundraising page is automatically set to run for just 7 days. Remember you’ll need to change the end date to the 1st of June 2021. Here’s how to do that:  

  1. Go to your fundraising page and click 'Edit' under the main image and headline.  
  2. Scroll down to the box that says 'Set the End Date'.  
  3. Select 1st June and then click Save in the top right. 

What if I'm not a Facebook user?

Don’t worry, you can still join in the fun using a JustGiving page to collect in your sponsorship.

If you need further help, we’ve produced a JustGiving Help guide.

How is the money I raise going to be used?

The money you raise could help a community build an earth dam, providing a regular and reliable source of water in affected areas of Kenya.  

Here are some examples of how far your fundraising could go:  

  • £4.40 could teach 10 farmers how to plant drought-tolerant crops that can survive the drought. 
  • £10 could buy a tap at a water point which will be installed at an earth dam, making it easier for people to fetch water. 
  • £42 could buy 350kg of cement, which is needed to build an 
  • £335 could pay for a communal water point with two taps, situated at an earth dam, where people can collect water. 
  • £545 could pay for a skilled labourer to work on the construction of an earth or sand dam. 

Why not set your target to fund a communal water point or a skilled labourer?

How does the money reach Christian Aid?

Money donated through your JustGiving fundraising page or Facebook fundraiser comes to us automatically, like any electronic transfer of money. 

Can the donations be Gift Aided?

Yes, and it would be great if you could encourage those donating to add Gift Aid. 25% extra makes the donations go even further.

How do I promote my challenge?

Share it as wide as you can. Spread the word on social media, ask your friends for donations and ask them to share it with their friends too.  

You could share the link to your page on social media from time to time, add it to your church’s newsletters or email to you friends and colleagues. Make sure you post regular updates to let everyone know how the challenge is going.  

Also, remember to add our hashtags too: #CAW and #300Ksteps 

Lastly, don’t forget to tag Christian Aid in your posts!