Here are some of our most frequently asked questions, if you have a question which isn’t included here please email Emma
Event Registration and Fundraising Page Information
‘30 in 30’ is a virtual 30 miles challenge for Havens Hospices that will take place from Monday 11th May until Monday 31st August 2020. Participants are challenged to walk, jog, run or skip 30 miles over 30 days in this time period. When and what you choose to do for the challenge is completely down to you.
The challenge officially starts on Monday 11th May 2020 and will end on Monday 31 August 2020. Sign up now, start your fundraising, and encourage others to join the challenge too.
No, this event is free to sign up for all. We just ask you help fundraise as much money as you can for Havens Hospices. All the money you raise will help us achieve our goal of ‘Making every day count’ for our patients and their families.
JustGiving is an online fundraising platform which makes it easy for you to record the miles you cover and fundraise. Once you sign up to '30 in 30', a JustGiving page will automatically be set up for you.
Online donations are paid directly to Havens Hospices each week, so they start making a difference immediately. Plus, JustGiving automatically collects Gift Aid for us on every donation made by a UK taxpayer. So you do less, but we get more!
Yes, absolutely! Once you have signed up and created your personal JustGiving page, you can then create a JustGiving team page too. When your friends, family or colleagues sign up to take part in '30 in 30', they can join your team during the registration process.
No, you can take part if you’re 10 or 110! But, if you’re under 16 you will need a parent or guardian to sign you up to ‘30 in 30’. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with permission from your parent or guardian.
Yes, you can track your distance using Strava and link it to your JustGiving page. This will ensure your mileage is automatically recorded and added to your page. If you don’t use either of these apps (or forget to use them while you’re out and about!) you can manually add the mileage to your page later.
Absolutely not! Doesn’t have to be running, walking or cycling. For example you could bake 30 cakes in 30 days and share with your friends, family or colleagues. You can do any 30 things over 30 days – your choice, your challenge.
Head to 30in30.havenshospices.org.uk and click on the tab ‘Find a Friend’ and type in the name of the person you are looking for.
Once you have set up a team, you’re automatically made the Team Leader, which means you can invite people to join. On your page you will be able to invite whoever you want (if they have their own page set up).
If you have any questions or queries relating to this event, please email Emma Hamilton at email@example.com
When you have finished your challenge, let everyone who has sponsored you know that you’ve completed your ‘30 in 30’ challenge, and send them a big ‘Thank You’ for their support.
Check out the milestone badges that you can download and add to your fundraising page, or to social media posts to celebrate. Click here to show off your achievements Certificate of Completion, Thank you certificate, medal or t-shirt, where applicable, will be sent two months after the event date.
Join our closed ‘30 in 30’ group on Facebook and keep up to date with all the latest ‘30 in 30’ chat! Simply search ’30 in 30’ Facebook group’ in Facebook and request to join. Soon you’ll be sharing stories with our other participants in this year’s challenge!
The need for our hospice services never stops, so neither can our fundraising. Even during the Coronavirus outbreak, our patients need and deserve quality care at the end of their life. Taking part in our ‘30 in 30’ challenge will help this to continue. We have been working with healthcare partners to find solutions for freeing up beds in hospitals across Essex, as well as deliver our usual care for adults and children who are living with a complex or incurable condition.
Recently, Fair Havens – which only opened its new, purpose-built hospice to patients at the start of March – opened all its 16 beds in a bid to take more patients from the local NHS hospital and within the community who need palliative and supportive care.
Now more than ever, getting out for some exercise is crucial for everyone’s mental wellbeing and ‘30 in 30’ is the perfect goal.
‘30 in 30’ is a personal challenge that you can complete by yourself, in your own time throughout May-August, but it is also the perfect opportunity to connect with others. Sign up as a team and head outside with members of your household, or join up virtually with family, friends or work mates. Track your mileage and your fundraising progress on your ‘30 in 30’ fundraising page and share with everyone you know so they can support your achievements.
We hope you can support us by taking on the ‘30 in 30’ challenge during these unprecedented times -every pound you raise – whatever the amount, means so much to the people we care for.
We only ask that you raise as much as you’re able. However, if you raise £150 this provides a night of emergency respite care at Little Havens for families affected by this pandemic. £82 could help provide nursing and supportive care at Fair Havens to families in need. Please note, the suggested target is for individuals taking part – your team target is separate and can be as big and as bold as you want it to be!
Gift Aid is a government run scheme that allows charities to reclaim some of the tax that you have already paid to HMRC. Currently, this is equal to 25p for every £1 that you give.
Gift Aid does not cost you any extra and can make your donation worth an extra 25% to us, so it is a fantastic way of ensuring your donations go as far as they possibly can.
When you register to take part in ‘30 in 30’, an online fundraising page is automatically created for you. There are a few key things you can do to make the most of your fundraising page, including:
- Uploading a photo -This is a great way of personalising your page. You can upload more than one, so why not add photos as way of telling your fundraising story and sharing your progress.
- Setting a target - Doing this is a such a great motivator for yourself. It will also encourage others to help you reach your goal and who knows – you might even beat it!
- Sharing your story - Tell your supporters why you are taking part in ‘30 in 30’ and what a difference their donations will make to Havens Hospices
- Promoting your page -Email a page link to your friends/family and if you’re online, share it on social media. This is such a great way to raise awareness of your challenges and kick start your fundraising.
- Keeping everyone updated - Try to share regular updates and progress pics on your page. Your supporters will enjoy sharing your journey with you and want to know how you’re getting on.
- For more help, take a look at our fundraising tools.
- Pay in online: https://www.havenshospices.org.uk/support-us/make-a-donation/
- Pay in by cheque: Send a cheque made payable to Havens Hospices and send to:
Havens Hospices, 226 Priory Crescent, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6PR.
Remember to include your name and address details so we can thank you.
Pay in by BACS: Contact us directly and we will provide you with our bank details. You'll be given a unique reference, so we can track your donation.
- Pay by phone: To make a donation over the phone, call our Supporter Care team on 01702 220305.
We must raise over £81,000 each week to be there for everyone who needs us. Every gift, no matter how large or small, means so much to the families we care for.