Hints & tips – training & sponsorship
- This is quite a long walk (just under 10 miles) so we would suggest that you undertake some practice walks before you arrive on the day.
- Your training walks don’t need to be as long as the Walk for Dreams route but you should try out your trainer and sock combination to make sure you don’t get any blisters.
- Do make sure you stretch before & after walking to stop your muscles from getting hurt.
- The most important thing to remember is that you’re doing something wonderful by taking part in Walk for Dreams and any donations you can generate will help Promise Dreams to make a real difference to some very brave children and their families.
- Online fundraising is a great option as donations are all processed straight away so you don’t have to revisit people asking for the pledged amounts. There are a number of great sites but we would recommend Just Giving. Once you have set up your fundraising page (which is very easy), you can send a link via email to your friends, family and facebook contacts where they can donate easily and securely at the click of a button. Click here to set up your page now!
There are people who will prefer to complete their details on a hard copy sponsor form, please download our official sponsor form, and encourage people, where eligible, to complete all the details necessary for Gift Aid reclaim.
- Try and explain what you’re doing in a way that people can people can relate to. For example, make your monetary target more ‘real’ in terms of what it could mean to a family (click here to find out more).
- If you’d like any more information about Promise Dreams to help you raise more money then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01902 212451 or visit www.promisedreams.co.uk