Frequently asked questions

The event

The Crisis 50/50 Challenge asks you to cover 50 miles in 50 days and raise funds for Crisis. Whether you want to run, walk, cycle, skate or swim, you can take on the challenge.

We know that everyone has different abilities, so you can take part however you like – even on a space hopper - just make sure that it is safe and a challenge for you, as this will make people more likely to sponsor you.

Go for it - you can cover as many miles as you want and you’ll shoot up the leader boards!

The Crisis 50/50 Challenge takes place over 50 days in September and October 2017. Your 50 days starts when you take the first steps, dive into the pool, or put your feet on the pedals. Don’t forget to log your activities on your fundraising page.

You choose your own location – we’ve got people taking part across the United Kingdom.

Whether you run round the local park, swim at the local pool or space-hopper to school, the miles all add up! Be sure to use the hashtag #Crisis5050 to share your photos from your adventures – we want to see how far and wide we can go!

Anyone can take part in The Crisis 50/50 Challenge. If you are under 18, please request permission from your parent/guardian to take part.

Taking part in The Crisis 50/50 Challenge is free! You can register for free here

Share your 50/50 Challenge story on social media using #Crisis5050 and keep up to date with other challengers! You can also join our dedicated Facebook group.


Fundraising

We are asking that participants aim to raise at least £50 for Crisis. There will be fundraising competitions and prizes to be won for the top fundraisers, so get your friends and family to dig deep. Find out how you compare to others on the leaderboards.

Everydayhero is an online fundraising platform, which you can use to collect your sponsorship. Your fundraising page will be set up automatically when you register for The Crisis 50/50 Challenge.

If you have already registered, you can access your page and by entering the log in details you supplied when you signed up. You can share your page with friends and family to encourage them to donate to you.

Gift Aid adds 25p to every £1 donated, at no extra cost to the donor. It’s a Government scheme that enables charities to claim this ‘extra money’ from tax that people have already paid.

To allow us to claim Gift Aid, the donor has to be a UK taxpayer and have paid sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the amount Crisis will reclaim in the tax year. If you are fundraising offline, please make sure you send your sponsorship form to us so we can claim it.

Yes, the Downloads section has lots of tools to help you reach your target. You will find posters, sponsorship forms, social media graphics and more.

Asking people to donate directly to your fundraising page is the easiest way to pay in your sponsorship, as the money comes directly to Crisis and cuts out any admin for you.

If you’ve collected cash, then you can pay in the money yourself (using a credit or debit card) to your fundraising page. Don’t forget to send us any sponsorship forms so we can claim the Gift Aid.

Or send a cheque made payable to Crisis to:
The Crisis 50/50 Challenge, Crisis UK, 66 Commercial Street, LONDON E1 6LT

Please do not send cash through the post.

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We help people directly out of homelessness, and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether. We know that together we can end homelessness.

The services we deliver rely on the incredible support we receive from people like you.

Find out more about Crisis and how your money helps on our website: https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/


Distance tracking

MapMyFitness is a training app which tracks and records your distance, you can find out how to use it by watching this video.

Everydayhero is partnered with MapMyFitness which means you can link your fundraising page to MapMyFitness and your page will then be updated every time you complete an activity. That way your donors can see how you’re getting on. Fundraisers who use this feature raise an average 46% more!

Strava is a training app which tracks and records your distance, you can find out how to use it by watching this video.

Everydayhero is partnered with Strava, which means you can link your fundraising page to Strava and your page will then be updated every time you complete an activity. That way your donors can see how you’re getting on. Fundraisers who use this feature raise an average 46% more!

Fitbit is worn on the wrist and helps you to reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your activity, exercise, sleep, weight and more.

You can find out more about tracking your 50/50 Challenge activity here.

You can manually add miles to your fundraising page to let your supporters know how you’re getting on. Follow these simple instructions: Manually adding miles to my supporter page

We’ll be keeping an eye on your total to see how you’re getting on. You can also use the hashtag #Crisis50/50 to let us know on social media or by emailing the team on 5050challenge@Crisis.org.uk


Help!

If you would like any additional materials or have any queries regarding the The Crisis 50/50 Challenge, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us:

020 7036 2847
5050challenge@Crisis.org.uk
www.crisis.org.uk

The dedicated everydayhero support team are available if you need help with your fundraising page, making a donation, or anything else relating to everydayhero.

Take a look at their FAQ website for all the technical advice, as well as their top tips for giving your fundraising a boost!

If you kind find what you’re looking for please call 0845 680 9720 or email help@everydayhero.co.uk