Here we hope to answer any queries you may have regarding the Facebook Challenge: Jog 56 Miles in February for Pieta
Thank you so much for signing up to Pieta's Jog 56 Miles in February Challenge. We are so grateful for your support which will help us maintain our free, nationwide service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, engaging in self-harm or those who have been bereaved by suicide. Thank you from everyone at Pieta!

My confirmation email didn’t arrive?

No need to worry about the registration email. Once you join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jog56milesforpieta and set up your Facebook to start raising funds. For any queries please refer them to the 56 miles Facebook group or email Alison.Balfe@pieta.ie.

Why have some people started the challenge already?

Some people are training for the challenge now and sharing their jog with the group, but most people are starting the challenge on February 1st!

How do we track our jog?

Some good free apps are Strava, RunKeeper and most of the ‘health’ apps on smart phones will monitor your exercise. The most important thing is that you share updates on your FB Fundraiser so your friends and family see how hard you're pushing yourself!

Can I walk instead of jog?

Walking is fine if that is what you're comfortable doing. The most important thing is that you share updates on your FB Fundraiser so your friends and family see how hard you're pushing yourself!

How do we create a Fundraising page?

You can register your fundraiser at this link here: https://www.facebook.com/fund/pietahouse/

OR

You set up a Facebook fundraiser here https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers and remember to select Pieta for your charity. If you are setting this up on the mobile app, the page will only be open for 2 weeks so we suggest setting this up on a laptop.

I don’t want to create a Facebook fundraiser – what can I do?

We are using Facebook for this particular challenge and ask that a fundraising page be set up on Facebook. By doing this, funds will all be raised on the same platform. On your fundraising page, you can make your personal donation. We are so privileged to have so many people like you who give their time to support Pieta. Your dedication helps us reach vulnerable people in need of our services.

Can I get sponsorship cards?

Unfortunately, we don’t have any sponsorship cards for this event at the minute. We are using Facebook to support participants and set up online donations.

Can I extend the closing date on my Fundraising page?

You can try the steps below:

Can I do a shorter/longer/earlier/later challenge?

Yes! Every jog you do will help Pieta. So do this challenge in whatever way works best for you. Every jog is very much appreciated!

 When will my T-shirt arrive?

T-shirts will be posted in 3 batches on January 15th, 25th and 28th . It will take 2-3 working days for your T-shirt to arrive.

I still haven't got my t-shirt yet, where is it?

T-shirts will be posted in 3 batches on January 15th, 25th and 28th . It will take 2-3 working days for your T-shirt to arrive. If you have allowed this time and your t-shirt hasn’t arrived, please email me at Alison.balfe@pieta.ie Or, if you're not 100% sure you have given us your full address, you can provide it here https://givp.nl/erf/fx6QCxyr

What about my friends who aren't on Facebook? Can they donate?

Unfortunately not. Facebook makes it really easy for people to donate, but you have to be a Facebook user. If they want to give you the money directly, you can donate to your FB Fundraiser on their behalf though!

My friend’s donation isn't showing up on my FB Fundraiser?

Most donations appear instantly. But sometimes it takes up to 48 hours if they donated via PayPal or if they have slow broadband. But let us know if it still isn't showing in 48 hours and we'll see what we can do.

I can't find my Facebook Fundraiser, can you tell me where it is?

No problem! If you go to your own Facebook Profile Page and scroll down you'll find it there. Or you can click on this link to manage "Your active Fundraisers" - https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/manage

My confirmation email didn’t arrive?

No need to worry about the registration email. Once you join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jog56milesforpieta and set up your Facebook to start raising funds. For any queries please refer them to the 56 miles Facebook group or email Alison.Balfe@pieta.ie. Thanks for your support