Want to take on a challenge in your own time at home? Join our 3000 squats challenge in July!
Get active at home this July and take on 3000 squats in aid of Group B Strep Support. Join our private Facebook group to get involved.
Frequently asked questions
This event is free to take part in. Simply join our Facebook Group to share your progress with other members also taking part in the challenge. Once you’re in the group you can download our PDF tracker and get started with the challenge!
Our staff will be sharing updates about Group B Strep Support and answering your questions on the group. We encourage everyone to create a Facebook Fundraiser to raise money for Group B Strep Support.
Follow the instructions in the Facebook Group to register for your free t-shirt and squat tracker sheet. Make sure you’ve set up your Facebook Fundraiser, and start telling your friends and family all about the 3000 squats in July challenge!
You will get your t-shirt posted to you within 10 working days of signing up for 3000 squats in July. If your t-shirt doesn’t arrive, please email us.
Please be aware that there may be delays to some Royal Mail deliveries due to COVID-19.
It begins on Thursday 1 July and ends on Saturday 31 July.
You are welcome to join the challenge whenever you want, but we recommend joining as soon as possible so you have plenty of time to do your squats!
It averages out to approx. 100 squats a day. You can break this down into sets throughout the day, or just go for it in one workout session.
If it becomes too much make sure you take a rest, you can always make up the difference later in the challenge.
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.
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, you can buy them t-shirts from the GBSS Shop.
Here are some tips for how you can get your first donation and continue to receive more:
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:
Share 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.
Tell 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.
Post 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 doing some squats.
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.
Download your fundraising materials
Download your fundraising materials to share on social media and your fundraising page to let everyone know you’re taking on the challenge of 3000 squats this July to help save babies’ lives.