Million Caring Steps for CAUSE This summer, you can be part of something truly amazing. Together, we want to take many millions of steps whilst collectively raising vital funds that will change the lives of those struggling to care for someone living with a serious mental illness. Walk, jog, run or even dance your way to 10,000 steps a day for 100 days. Those one million steps add up to awesome 500 miles! Walking is great for our physical and mental health. But we tell ourselves we can’t find the time, we’re tired, we’ll start tomorrow. Whether it’s to get fit, lose weight or for the love of stepping, your story is part of our vision for a world that recognises, respects, values and actively supports the central role of families, partners and friends who are impacted by a loved ones' serious and complex mental illness Share your story using #causeitsgoodtocare on our Facebook page and help inspire others to step towards a healthier future. Register today by setting up your own Million Steps fundraising page and in you will receive a fundraising pack to include an activities conversion chart! Get out in the fresh air and spend quality time with nature that can reduce stress, balance your mood and help you feel more positive and be as creative as you like! Walk Jog Run Dance Golf Horse Ride Cycle Your Way To One Million Steps in 100 Days That’s an incredible 500 miles/800 km! It’s MORE than: London to Zurich, Switzerland2,000 times around a 400-meter running track8,000 times around a football pitchBrighton to Inverness Or 18 marathons! Please follow the Government’s guidance on COVID-19 at all times during your challenge. Register today by setting up your own Million Steps fundraising page and we will send you our Million Steps fundraising pack. If you or your group, school or workplace would like any further information, please call Anne on 028 90 650 650 or email [email protected] FAQs When will I receive my fundraising pack? You will receive your fundraising pack once you have set up your fundraising page for your challenge. You can sign up NOW! How do I fundraise? Set up your CAUSE fundraising page and we will send you regular tips and advice on how to fundraise for this challenge. How much does it cost to take part? It is free to take part in a Million Caring Steps for CAUSE, you’ll then raise donations as part of the challenge. We recommend setting a target of £100. Why not ask friends and family to sponsor you for £1 every day in May or over the spring/summer months! Can anyone take part? Anyone aged 16 or over can take part, and if you are under the age of 16, please ask a parent or guardian to get in touch with us at [email protected] Can I take part if I sign up after Mental Health Awareness Week? Absolutely! You can take part anytime of the spring/summer months How can I track my exercise? Update your page to show how many steps you have achieved against your target of a million. You can also add photo updates to your page How can I remain safe? It is important to make sure you remain safe, and follow the most up to date government guidelines when taking part in your challenge. Please note that these could change between now and when you begin your challenge. Fundraising tips: Once you create your CAUSE fundraising page you are registered. Share share share! Once your page is up and running, you can share it on social media, and encourage friends and family to sponsor you. Not everyone is online, so think about who else you can reach out to more personally to tell them about your challenge. Get your donors involved, ask them to challenge you to different activities in exchange for donations! Please get in touch: [email protected] with any questions.