Thank you so much for signing up to Pieta's Walk 62 Miles in August Challenge. We are so grateful for your support which will help us maintain our free, nationwide services 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!
Q. What is Pieta’s August challenge? A. Pieta’s August Challenge is to Walk 62 miles throughout the month of August – that’s 2 miles per day! Get started on August 1st and finish on August 31st – you can get active and help raise vital funds for those impacted by suicide and self-harm.
Q. How do I take part? A. Sign up to the August challenge and get your FREE t-shirt here.
Q. How do I start fundraising for my challenge? A. Create a Facebook fundraiser here.
Q. Is there a Facebook Group for this challenge? A. Yes – you can join the Facebook Group and share updates on your progress with other people in the Pieta community here.
Q. Why have some people in the Facebook Group started the challenge already?A. Some people may have started training and fundraising for the August challenge before August 1st, but most people are starting the challenge on August 1st and sharing the journey together!
Q. How do I track our walk? A. Most ‘health’ apps on your smart phone will track your daily steps/miles walked, but you can track your miles whatever way you want! Some other apps we recommend are Strava, RunKeeper and the Nike Running App. The most important thing is that you share updates on your Facebook Fundraiser so your friends and family see how hard you're pushing yourself for Pieta!
Q. Can I jog the challenge instead of walk? You can absolutely jog the 62 miles throughout August if that is what you're comfortable doing. The most important thing is that you share updates on your Facebook Fundraiser so your friends and family see how hard you're pushing yourself!
Q. I don’t want to create a Facebook fundraiser – what can I do? Pieta is using Facebook for the Walk 62 Miles in August challenge. It’s the easiest way to fundraise and helps us keep all the funds raised on the same platform :) You can register your Facebook fundraiser here.
If you do not want to set up a Facebook Fundraiser, you can set up a fundraiser with JustGiving here.
You can also donate directly to the JustGiving Page here.
Q. Can I get sponsorship cards? A. Unfortunately, we don’t have any sponsorship cards for this event. We are using Facebook to support participants and set up online donations.
Q. Can I extend the closing date on my Fundraising page? A. You can try the steps below:
Click View Fundraiser
Click Edit to see settings
Here you can set your end date until August 31st or when you choose to close your page
Q. My fundraising page has closed, can I reopen it? A. What we propose doing is setting up a new page as once a page is closed it cannot be reopened. Take a screenshot of the amount raised so far for your new page. Everything you have raised so far will help us so much. Thank you for your support!
Q. Can I do a shorter/longer/earlier/later challenge? A. Yes! Every mile you walk will help Pieta. So, do this challenge in whatever way works best for you. Every person walking for Pieta is very much appreciated!
Q. When will my T-shirt arrive? A. T-shirts will be posted out and It will roughly take 3-4 working days for your T-shirt to arrive. If you are experiencing major delays, please e-mail email@example.com
Q. I still haven't got my t-shirt yet, where is it? A. Sorry you haven't received your t-shirt yet. You can email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll check this. Or, if you're not 100% sure you have NOT already given us your full address and Eircode, you can provide it here.
Q. What about my friends who aren't on Facebook? Can they donate? A. Facebook makes it very 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 by sending on this link to Just Giving.
Q. My friends donation isn't showing up on my FB Fundraiser? A. 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. E-mail us at email@example.com
Q. I can't find my Facebook Fundraiser, can you tell me where it is? A. 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
Also, you can join the Facebook Group and post your question there. You can also post updates on your challenge and join a community of follow fundraisers and walkers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1039792333631240
Thank you from all at Pieta for your support!