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Frequently asked questions for Virtual Steps for Jo's

What is Virtual Steps for Jo’s?

Virtual Steps for Jo’s was launched in 2019, the 20th anniversary of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. It’s a sponsored 5k or 10K walk, jog or run. The virtual event was launched so that anyone can take part in the event no matter where they live. It helps us to raise vital funds for our work; however it is also an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives.

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When and where is Virtual Steps for Jo’s?

Virtual Steps for Jo’s can take place whenever is suitable for you. You choose when and where and just let us know. Send us a photo once you’ve logged your 5k or 10k and we will send you your medal!

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What do I need to do?

Once you have registered online you can join our Facebook group. Set up a fundraising page and spread the word to let people know what you are doing. Then run, walk or jog 5km or 10km! Once you have completed the walk/run just send us a photo of your logged activity or post it into the Facebook Group and we will send out your Steps for Jo’s medal!

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How long will it be for me to receive my medal?

Once you have posted your activity log in the Facebook group or emailed it to [email protected] the team will post the medal to you via second class by the next working day.

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Who can take part?

Anyone! Take on the challenge by yourself, get a group of friends together or get your colleagues involved and walk/run as part of team. You don’t have to do it all in one day, you can even spread the distance across a few days.

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How much do I need to fundraise?

We ask for participants to raise £120 each. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust relies on donations to be able to continue with our services and information, supporting people affected by cervical cancer. The fundraising team are here to help you every step of the way from the moment you sign up until after the event. Get in touch by emailing [email protected] for ideas and any help you may need.

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Can I raise money offline and transfer to Jo’s?

Absolutely! If you would rather raise money offline, please email [email protected] so you can be sent paper sponsorship forms. Once you have finished fundraising let us know and we can send you details of how to pay the money in!

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How do I log my run/walk?

You can do this whatever way is easiest. You can track your activity through Strava, through an exercise watch or through your smartphones activity tracking app. Take a screenshot and share with the team by posting on the Facebook group or emailing [email protected].

 

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How much training do I need to do?

Steps for Jo’s is designed to be a challenge that everyone can take part in so the level of training you do before the event is up to you! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done anything like this before or if you’re an experience walker or runner. We’ll be there to support you every step of the way and if you would like some tips and ideas for your training check out ‘NHS couch to 5k’ and ‘healthy eating’. 

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What materials or ideas can I get to help with my fundraising?

We have a range of materials available to help you with your fundraising. We can send you a fundraising pack in the post or you can see more of our resources here with lots of helpful tips.

We also have t-shirts and a range of merchandise available so you can step out in style! For more information on our fundraising resources please visit our resource centre.

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Do children need to fundraise as well?

Literally every penny helps Jo’s to continue to provide our services and information to support people affected by cervical cancer.

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How long will it take to do the walk?

5K is just over 3 miles. A 5K walk usually takes between 40-50 minutes but you can go at your own pace and take all the time you need. You may like to have a leisurely walk with your family or perhaps you want to try and get your best time! 

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Will I get a medal?

Yes, once you have posted your completed 5km or 10km in the Facebook group or emailed to the fundraising team your medal will be posted out to you. Delivery may take up to 10 working days.

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