Team up!

Important Notice:

Due to current circumstances please consult government guidance around social distancing and isolation before planning your walking activities. Always consider the safety of yourself and others.

 

This May we challenge you, your household or virtual group to set your own step challenge to support those living with sight loss. 

Each member can take on their steps during the week or complete your steps collectively in one day, a weekend or even an hour, the choice is yours. Do it virtually as a relay with friends or with family through workouts, games and walking within the current safety guidance. Raise a minimum of £50 each (or £10 for children under 16) to get your hands on our exclusive Guide Dogs socks to wear with pride. 


How to take part?

  • Sign up

    Once you’ve got your team together, get yourself signed up. Only one person from the team needs to sign up, just let us know how many of you are walking! Remember you can choose when in May you take part. We’ll leave it up to you to decide on the number of steps your group can achieve in your week depending on your own circumstances. 

     
  • Set-up

    Now you’re ready to set up your group fundraising page with JustGiving! You’ll find a link to do so when you sign up or visit JustGiving. You’ll need to add your group fundraising target which is simple to work out. Just multiply the minimum fundraising amount (£50 for adults £10 for children) by the amount in your group or if you’re feeling confident go higher!  

  • Get stepping

    Now pull up your socks and get stepping! Share your teams progress using #walkyoursocksoff or join our exclusive Walk Your Socks Off Facebook page. What’s more you can even purchase limited edition Walk Your Socks Off T-shirts to show others you’re walking for Guide Dogs. Get your T-shirt now.

  • And... put your feet up!

    Congratulations and well done! You can now put your feet up and wait for your well-earned socks to arrive once you’ve paid in all your group fundraising. See FAQ’s for more detail.


Taking part as a school or youth group? 

Take on a step challenge as a virtual class, completing it when you chose in May. It’s a great way to keep kids active whilst stuck inside – hold a virtual P.E. lesson or do a virtual walk to school around the house or garden – there’s plenty of ways to fit in some steps! It couldn’t be easier to sign up and by raising just £10 each you can get your hands on exclusive children’s Guide Dogs socks. 


Taking part with colleagues at work? 

Walk Your Socks Off is the perfect virtual team building challenge - especially with many teams working apart during these times of isolation - so why not get your colleagues involved? There’s plenty of ways to fit in those steps – why not hold an indoor step-a-thon as part of a virtual coffee break! Taking part in an active challenge can have many benefits including mental/physical health, team morale plus fundraising for a great cause.