3000 Push ups in November

Take on this challenge to raise vital money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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About us

We create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don't have to face cancer alone.

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words "you have cancer". They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced.

We're the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need. So you know we're the real deal, this is our registered charity details: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).

A young person with cancer talking with a Teenage Cancer Trust nurse in hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

The Challenge

A. Firstly, join the Facebook Group we set up for this challenge.

Click 'Join Group'. Join the group for inspiration and support. Raise money for young people affected by cancer by setting up a fundraiser.

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Q. How do I claim my t-shirt?

A. Once you’ve set up your fundraising page and receive your first donation you can claim your t-shirt.

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Q. Why do I need to fundraise to claim a t-shirt?

A. We are asking everyone who would like a t-shirt for the challenge to fundraise so that the costs of their t-shirt are covered.;

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Q. How long will my t-shirt take to arrive?

A. It will take 14 days for your top to arrive. Please be patient and be assured we will get them to you as soon as possible.

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Q. Can under 18s join the Facebook Group?

A. No, sorry. To join the Facebook Group, you need to be over 18. Facebook fundraisers can only be set up by over 18s. If you wish to take part and are under 18 please ask a parent or guardian and fundraise through JustGiving.

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Q. What if I don't complete the challenge?

A. The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. Do as much as you can. Every push up helps.

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Q. Can I start late or early?

A. Of course! The challenge officially starts in November however, if you would like to start early or a bit later that is absolutely fine. As long as you challenge yourself, that is all we ask.

Tracking your push ups

Q. How do I track my push ups?

A. That’s up to you, a good old fashioned pen and paper will do or make a note on your phone. You can also use the challenge accepted app to keep track, download the app here: https://www.challengeacceptedapp.com/

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Q. Do I need to provide evidence to the charity that I’ve completed my push ups?

A. We trust you! You don’t need to provide evidence that you’ve completed the challenge to us. Updating your friends and family on your fundraising page is important! Make sure you keep them posted on your progress and share videos and photos, the more the better.

Fundraising

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Q. How do I raise money?

A. Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up in a few seconds. And then it's simple just share the page with your Facebook friends!

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Q: Can people donate who don’t have Facebook?

A. Of course, but you’ll have to take the donation directly from them and add it to your own page.

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Q: Can I create a joint FB fundraiser?

A: Yes, you create the fundraising page and then if you click edit organisers on the fundraiser then you can add your team members. They will then be able to adjust and edit the fundraising page and add comments.

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Q. Can I raise money on Just Giving or another platform?

A. You can set up a fundraiser on JustGiving.

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Q. My Facebook Fundraiser page says it’s closed, why?

A. Facebook Fundraisers are automatically set to end after two weeks. You will need to go to https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/manage

Click on ‘Edit Fundraiser’ and go to ‘When should my fundraiser end’ and change the date to 14th December.

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Q. How much do I have to raise?

A. There is no minimum fundraising requirement to take part, we just ask that you raise what you can to support Teenage Cancer Trust. If you would like a target to aim for, then we suggest setting £150 as your target but it is completely your choice.

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Q. Where will my friends' money go?

A. Directly to Teenage Cancer Trust. You don't have to worry about this. It happens automatically.

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Q. Can I just raise money offline with a sponsorship form?

A. If you would like a sponsorship form please email us at virtualchallenges@teenagecancertrust.org or call 0207 612 0370.

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Q. How do I pay in offline sponsorship?

A. Please send us your sponsorship forms and cheque made payable to Teenage Cancer Trust to:

Teenage Cancer Trust
93 Newman Street
London
W1T 3EZ

Card payments

Call 020 7612 0370 during office hours and write the amount paid, date paid and your reference number on the sponsorship forms and send to the address quoted above. 

Bank transfer

Please email virtualchallenges@teenagecancertrust.org for information about how you can transfer funds to us.

Anything else

Q. How do I get in touch with Teenage Cancer Trust?

A. If you have any questions, feedback or comments, we'd love to hear from you. You can email virtualchallenges@teenagecancertrust.org.

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Q. Who is moderating the group?

A. Teenage Cancer Trust staff members moderate the group in office hours (9am-5.30pm) and an external agency moderate the group out of these hours until 9pm and 9am-9pm at weekends.

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