The June Steps Challenge is a great way to support people with arthritis whilst doing something active. Here are some questions and answers about the challenge:
How does the challenge work?
The June Steps Challenge is a flexible fundraising challenge, which you can adapt to make your own. All you need to do is set a target for how many steps you aim to take in June, ask friends and family to sponsor you, and raise as much as you can for Versus Arthritis! Choose a target that suits you – it could be doing 5,000 steps a day, every day, in June, or covering 300,000 steps over the whole month to allow for rest days. You can do your steps inside or outside, with friends, or alone. You could also set a target to walk for a certain amount of time each day.
How can I change the end date on my Facebook fundraiser page?
When you set up your fundraiser, be sure to set the ‘end date’ to 14th July 2022 This means your page will close at the end of the challenge.
To change the end date once your page is set up, click ‘edit’ on your fundraiser, scroll down to see the end date and change to 14th July 2022.
How do I get my free t-shirt?
Your t-shirt will reach you by the 1st June, in time for the challenge. Please note we can only provide one free t-shirt for your June Steps Challenge.
Can I have an extra t-shirt for my friend/family member who is also doing the challenge?
Yes. We ask that you make an extra £10 donation to your fundraising page for each additional t-shirt to cover manufacturing and postage costs. Once you have made your additional donation, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected].
Unfortunately, we don’t currently have t-shirts in children’s sizes.
I didn’t get any confirmation of my order, how do I know you’ve received it?
If you have completed the registration form, we have received your order. If you wish to check, you can do so by entering the email address you registered with into the form. If you are unable to submit the form, this will mean you have already ordered your t-shirt.
I suffer really badly with my arthritis and find walking very difficult, but I want to take part?
We understand that arthritis can make walking difficult and this challenge is about setting a goal that works for you. While it is beneficial to keep moving, we would encourage you to think carefully when setting your target to make sure you’re not pushing yourself too far.
If setting a target number of steps is too challenging, you could focus your challenge on the amount of time you spend moving each day or set a target of walking a certain number of times per week or over the month.
For more information on exercising with arthritis see here.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch at [email protected] or call 0300 790 0405 and we'd be happy to help.