About the challenge

What is the challenge?

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The challenge asks you to commit to do 1500 squats during November. You can split this out however you like throughout the month, and you can change the challenge to whatever works for you - make harder or easier!

How do I sign up? How does it work?

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It’s free to take part in the 1500 Squats in November challenge and easy to sign up:

1. Sign up here to request your free t-shirt

2. Once you sign up, you will receive your own fundraising page. You can personalise this page to make it uniquely yours!

3. Share the link to your fundraising page with all your friends, family and colleagues. Tell them about your challenge and ask them to sponsor you.

4. Take on 1500 squats in November and share regular updates.

5. Feel a huge sense of pride and joy for completing the challenge!

Can I alter my challenge, so I do more or less each day, or start and finish my challenge earlier or later?

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With it being a personal challenge, you can alter the challenge as needed as we understand that it’s not always possible to complete the challenge as planned. We want you to take part in whatever way works best for you, whether you reduce or increase the number of squats you do or give yourself a different time frame to complete your challenge within.

You aren’t required to let us know, unless you wish to, but it’s best to let your supporters know by posting an update on your page.

Please note, the leader board and badges are set to run between 1 – 30 November. If you hit milestones outside these dates, you can request these badges by emailing facebookchallenge@gosh.org

How do I track my squats?

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Please visit the Resources tab within My Dashboard to find our tracker to keep a count of your activity. You’ll also receive a printed one with your t-shirt.

The most important thing is that you post updates on your fundraising and social media so your friends and family can see how hard you’re pushing yourself.


Is there a fundraising target?

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There is no fundraising target, but we ask everyone to raise as much as they can.

Do I receive a fundraising page when I sign up?

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Yes! Once you sign up to the 1500 Squats in November challenge, you will receive your very own fundraising page, which you can personalise with your story, updates and pictures.

From your fundraising dashboard, you can also send out messages asking for support, thank your donors and access our 1500 Squats in November challenge resources.

Can I fundraise offline too?

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Yes, you can fundraise offline as well as online. You can download a sponsorship form within the Resources tab of your fundraising dashboard.

To pay in your offline donations, you can either:

  • Pay it directly onto your fundraising page.

  • Pay online using our website form. Please select Facebook Fundraiser to then click 1500 Squats in November in the list of events.

  • Call us on 020 3841 3131 to pay over the phone. Be sure to mention the 1500 Squats in November challenge!

I’ve got a BFF/TGF/I’m a corporate partner. Can my fundraising go towards my specific fund?

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Yes, we can arrange this for you. Please email us at facebookchallenge@gosh.org and we can make sure this sorted for you.

Can I choose what my fundraising goes towards?

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If you would like to talk to us about a specific area you would like to fundraise for, please email us at facebookchallenge@gosh.org and we can talk you through your options.

Where does my fundraising go? What does it pay for?

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All the amazing fundraising you do will go towards helping seriously ill children from around the UK being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Your fundraising will help to fundpioneering research into life-changing treatments, state-of-the-art technology that helps save young lives, vital patientfamily support services and wellbeing services for GOSHs superhero staff.

Money raised will also go towards
the creation ofnew child-focused surroundingsat the hospitalto help children feel safe and calm during their appointments and treatments.


I didn't receive an email once I registered for the event. What do I do?

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After registering, you should receive a welcome email from us within a few minutes, so we're sorry that you haven’t received this.

Please check your junk/spam folder as it can sometimes end up in here by mistake. If it
isn’t there, please email us at
facebookchallenge@gosh.org with your full name and we can resend this to you. 

When I registered, I ordered a t-shirt. When till this arrive?

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T-shirts will be posted in batches from the previous week every Tuesday in October.

For example, orders placed between Monday 9 October and Sunday 15 October will be despatched on Tuesday 17 October.

Usually, it will take up to 7 working days from posting for your t-shirt to arrival. Please be aware that we have been seeing slower postal times so please bear with us.

I ordered a t-shirt but it hasn't arrived yet. Where is it?

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T-shirts will be posted in batches from the previous week every Tuesday in October. Please allow up to 7 days for your t-shirt to be despatched and up to two weeks for it to arrive (as this allows for any potential slower postal times).

Please note, we will not be sending replacement t-shirts until 20 November. This is due to the time and costs involved with resending t-shirts. Nearly all original orders go onto arrive, with some arriving slightly later than expected. By doing this, we can ensure more of your incredible fundraising can go towards our work in helping seriously ill children. 

If your t-shirt does not arrive by 15 November, pleasefill out this form to reorder. The form will be open between the 15-19 November.