During July, around 62 babies will develop a group B Strep infection. We are asking you to take part in our 100K (62 miles) My Way in July challenge between the 1 July and 31 July. Will you join us and commit to the challenge?
Group B Strep Support educates the public, doctors and midwives about group B Strep and provide information and support to affected families.
By taking part in our 100K My Way challenge this July, you can help save babies’ lives.
How do I sign up?
Step 1: Join the Facebook group. Then introduce yourself! Get to know the thousands of people taking on the challenge across the country and get cheered on by our lovely, supportive community.
Step 2: Follow the instructions in the pinned post to request your free T-shirt (which comes with a printed mile tracker sheet to help you keep track of your progress!).
- 1 Jul – 31 Jul 2023
- Registration Fee:
- Fundraising Target:
Tracker – download your tracker to record your kilometres (there’s one in your pack also!).
Sponsorship form – download this form to collect cash donations. You can then pay these onto your Facebook fundraiser and send us a photo/scan of the form to allow us to claim Gift Aid.
If you have any questions about the challenge, or need to speak to a member of our team, you can email email@example.com. Please also read our FAQs below.
Frequently asked questions
No – it’s free to take part in this challenge.
Firstly, join our Facebook Group for this challenge. Click ‘Join Group’. Once you’re in, you can set up a Facebook or JustGiving fundraising page and we will send you your fundraising pack, which includes a free T-shirt, great tips and a tracker to log your kilometres.
Once you have registered, we aim to get your T-shirt to you within 10 working days.
Use your phone or fitness app such as Strava to track your progress each day and then add them to the handy tracker that you’ll receive with your T-shirt. We’d love to see how you are getting on, so why not share a photo in the Facebook group and also on your fundraising page, to keep your family and friends updated.
Download your trackers here:-
The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. Complete as many kilometres as you can throughout July.
Yes! There are many ways you can take on this challenge. The important thing is that you are moving, whether that is inside, outside, climbing stairs or in your local swimming pool as part of your daily routine. Any distance that you take each day, counts towards your total.
Once you have joined our Facebook group complete our registration form and we will send you a free T-shirt and fundraising pack.
We do not accept cash donations, however if you do receive a cash donation, you can pay the funds into your personal bank account and make an online donation by either:
Donating directly onto your fundraising page.
Donating via our website. Please make sure to fill in the comments box ‘100K My Way in July Challenge’ so we can attribute the fundraising to your fundraiser.
That’s great! If they’re fundraising too, simply ask them to complete the registration form and we will send them their T-shirt and tracker. If they’re not fundraising and just taking on the challenge with you, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. Our T-shirts are also available to buy online in our shop.
No – we trust you! But it’s a great idea to keep everyone updated on your progress by posting updates and pictures on your fundraiser. You can also use our social media badges to share your progress.
Here are some simple tips to get you started:
Share your fundraiser on all your social platforms, with your colleagues, friends and family.
Invite people to your fundraiser using the invite button at the top of your fundraising page.
Donate to your own fundraiser to get it off the mark.
There are a few key things you can do to make the most of your fundraising page, including:
Sharing your fundraiser
At the top of your Fundraising Page, you’ll see a button which says ’share‘, click on that and follow the steps to post it to your Facebook page. You can also copy and paste the link (URL) to share it on email, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, or any other social platforms to ask for donations from specific friends, family or colleagues.
Telling your story
Tell your supporters why you are taking part in the challenge and what a difference their donations will make to Group B Strep Support.
Posting photos and content
Keep everyone updated. Try to share regular updates and progress pictures on your fundraising page and on your main social media accounts. Your supporters will enjoy sharing your journey with you and want to know how you’re getting on. Don’t forget to include with the link to your fundraising page. People will likely see how amazing you’re doing and donate to show their support.
You could post photos of your tracker with daily or weekly updates or post photo and videos of you out walking.
Why not share a photo of you in your free T-shirt too?
Ask your workplace if they can match fund your fundraising total, as this will really help to maximise vital funds.
Other hints and tips
Increase your target by £100 whenever you’re within £50 of reaching it, as people are more likely to donate to help you reach your target.
Are you a member of other Facebook groups? Share your Fundraiser in those groups and let people know why you are fundraising.