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How do I count my steps?

The easiest way to count and keep track of your steps is by using an app on your phone or your wearable device. Most of these will add up the daily and weekly steps for you. If you would like to manually keep track of your steps you can also add print out and add them to this Step Tracker Document. 

Do I have to do 10,000 steps every day?

That's completely up to you. The challenge is to reach 300,000 steps by the end of February, you can break this down any way you like. 

How do I fundraise?

You can fundraise online on your Facebook or through JustGiving, Set up your Facebook Fundraiser by clicking here. It's really easy! Make sure to select Cope Foundation as your chosen charity. You can keep your supporters up to date on your progress here while raising much needed funds for Cope Foundation. If you don't have Facebook you can also set up a Just Giving page here . If you would prefer to use sponsorship cards please call the Communications and Fundraising Office and we will look after this you - 021-4643323. 

How do I prove that I am getting my steps done?

You can document this through your Facebook Fundraiser, it's great way to show your supporters all the hard work you're doing. You can also share these images in the 300,000 Steps Facebook Group.  If you don't have Facebook you can send a screen shot of your completed steps to us at the end of the challenge - email murphye2@cope-foundation.ie

I'd rather not leave my home and garden during the current pandemic restrictions, what other ways can I get my steps in?

- If you're working from home set a timer every hour where you walk for 5 mins around your house or garden, you'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly the steps add up.

- If you're walking to do a task in your home, walk over and back twice before doing the task. 

- High step exercises like skipping and jumping jacks can also be a great way to get a burst of steps in. 

- While you're waiting for the kettle to boil or your lunch to heat up do some steps on the spot. 

- Dance, dance, dance. Throw on your favourite tunes and dance like no-one is watching and your steps will quickly add up. 

- Put on your favourite TV show and walk on the spot for the duration of the show. 

If you have any questions about the 300,000 Steps Challenge please email murphye2@cope-foundation.ie or call 021-4643323.