2,000 Squats in February - FAQs

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These are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about our 2,000 Squats in February challenge.

When does the challenge start and finish?

It begins on Tuesday 1st February and ends on Monday 28th February.

Is there a registration fee?

No. It is free to register, we just ask that you raise as much as you can.

Every pound raised will help support our work to reach the 100,000 babies born needing neonatal care each year in the UK.

How do I register to take part?

Join the 2,000 Squats in February Facebook group and follow the links to sign up to the challenge. Then create your Facebook fundraiser!

I’ve signed up – what next?

Follow the instructions in the Facebook group to register for your your free t-shirt and tracker sheet. Make sure you’ve set up your Facebook fundraiser, and start telling your friends and family all about the 2,000 Squats in February Facebook challenge!

How do I get my t-shirt?

T-shirt packs will be sent out in batches during the month of January. Please complete the t-shirt registration form by 16th January for the best chance of your t-shirt pack arriving for the first day of the challenge.

Registrations for t-shirt packs after 16 January should arrive within 10 days.

Please be aware that there may be delays to some Royal Mail deliveries due to COVID-19. We are aware that some delivery offices are short staffed at times due to staff having to self isolate.

My family want to do the challenge with me, can they have t-shirts?

That’s great! If they’re fundraising too, simply ask them to complete the registration form, set up their Fundraiser and we will send them their t-shirt and tracker. If they're not fundraising and just taking on the challenge with you, we ask that you purchase t-shirts from the Bliss Shop.

Please note that Facebook challenges are for people aged 18 or over.

If you are looking for an event to do with your children, check out some of the other events we have coming up this year.

Go for it! You speak to so many amazing people along the way and for me, my personal experience of having a baby in NICU, the challenge allowed me to open up to others and not feel alone ♥

-2021 Bliss Challenge participant

Does it have to be 2,000 squats?

We know that everyone has different fitness levels so choose a number of squats that works for you. It should be achievable for you, but challenging. Our suggestions are:

  • 1,300 squats in February for beginners
  • 2,000 squats in February for intermediate level
  • 2,800 squats in February for advanced level

How do I keep track of my squats and share my progress?

We trust you to keep count of your squats. At the end of each day, enter your total daily squats count on your #SquatsForBliss tracker sheet. This will be sent to you with your t-shirt.

We also have some milestone badges you can use to share your progress on your Facebook fundraiser page and your social media channels.

Do I need to provide evidence that I have completed 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 milestone badges to share your progress.

Once you commit and start to receive donations it motivates you to keep active and complete the challenge

-2021 Bliss Challenge participant

What is a Facebook fundraiser?

A fundraising page which is hosted on Facebook and connected to your profile, which makes it really easy for you to share with all your friends. You can set one up with this link - it’s really quick and simple!

How do I share my fundraiser page with my Facebook friends?

When you set up your page, use the 'Invite' button to ask your friends to join your fundraiser. It will also let them know when you make any updates to your page, so make sure you’re updating it with your progress. We recommend using our milestone badges, or taking pictures of your tracker sheet.

Please be aware that fundraiser pages are public.

When will my Facebook fundraiser close?

If you use the link we have provided, your Facebook fundraiser will close on the Saturday 5th March but you can extend your fundraiser for longer if you need to. Please make sure you do this BEFORE the end of the challenge on 28th February.

I don’t use Facebook, can I still take part in this challenge?

Yes. Contact us at events@bliss.org.uk if you would like a T-shirt & tracker pack. We recommend using a JustGiving page if you are not able to use Facebook.

What if people don’t want to donate on my Facebook Fundraiser?

Don't worry - there are other ways to collect their donations. We simply recommend Facebook Fundraisers for this challenge as they’re easy and hassle-free, but you can download one of our Bliss sponsorship forms if your prefer to collect donations in person or you can set up a JustGiving page.

My friend accidentally donated to my Facebook fundraiser, can you give them a refund?

Unfortunately we can’t issue refunds - Facebook must do this. People can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:

Send them this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823

  1. Select — I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook
  2. Select — I want a refund for my donation(s)
  3. Select — I made a donation by accident. Find their donation in the dropdown and request the refund.

Some friends have given me cash, how do I pay this money into Bliss?

The easiest way is to donate it directly to your Facebook fundraiser (or JustGiving page).

If you have received money after your Facebook fundraiser has ended, please pay this money through our website.

Please make sure you say that it is sponsorship money from an event, and use the name that you registered with.

Any other questions?

Please do ask on the 2,000 Squats in February Facebook group or contact the Bliss Events team by e-mail.