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Step Up for Brain Injury 2023
After the success of Step Up for Brain Injury in 2021 and 2022 we are back! We are asking you to take on the challenge of walking 150,000 steps between January 1st and 31st.
Begin the new year in a great way! Approximately 150,000 people in Ireland are living with a brain injury today. Every step taken and every euro raised will benefit brain injury survivors.
You can help rebuild lives after brain injury. Empowering people to live to their full potential. That’s what Acquired Brain Injury Ireland can do with your support.
Get your steps whenever and wherever you can!
Sign up now and you will get your FREE Acquired Brain Injury Ireland neck buff.
Every finisher who raises €150 or more will receive a “Step Up” commemorative medal in February.
If you have any questions please just contact Matt by phone on 086 410 3681 or e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How it works?
- Register and create your fundraising page Facebook here or on JustGiving here.
- Your fundraising target will be set at €150 and everyone who raises €150 or more will receive a Step Up medal after the event.
- Your target is to simply reach 150,000 steps and you’ll be responsible for keeping count of your own steps.
- Record your steps on your smartphone by downloading a free step recording pedometer app or record your steps on your smartwatch or Fitbit.
- If you don’t have a smartwatch and want to use your phone to record your steps you should install a pedometer app for Android or Apple. Some examples of recommended apps are: On the Google Play store : Pedometer – Step Counter On the Apple App store : Pedometer & Step Counter
- Share your steps and fundraising efforts with photos and video. through social media or in your WhatsApp groups to encourage everyone you know to support you.
What does your fundraising mean?
Your fundraising means we can be there for brain injury survivors like Noel.
You can read Noel’s story here: www.abiireland.ie/noel
Rebuild lives after brain injury. Empower people to live to their full potential. That’s what you can do through your support.
Why you should start 2022 in a great way and join our challenge!
- Mental health – walking can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and give you an energy boost.
- Physical health – walking can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep active.
- Stay motivated – this challenge is a great way to keep motivated to stay active, by helping you strive for a consistent daily exercise target.
- Help Acquired Brain Injury Ireland – the money you raise from this challenge will help Acquired Brain Injury Ireland fund a range of important services to help people with a brain injury.
If you’ve any questions or would like any more information, please just email Matt on email@example.com or call him on 086 410 381.
What is step up for brain injury?
A challenge to walk 150,000 during the month of January and create a fundraising page to raise funds for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. Do this your way by maybe walking every day or doing one big walk once a week. Just remember to use your smartphone or smartwatch to record each step. Record your steps at home, at work and outdoors.
Are there any registration or participation fees?
How do I fundraise?
If you are a Facebook user you can join the Step Up group here and follow the steps to create a fundraiser. If you don’t want to use Facebook simply register and fundraise on Justgiving here. All fundraised income is transferred directly to us. If you’d like to raise money in any other way or would like a sponsorship card to collect cash offline, then we can arrange this too. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a fundraising target?
We’re asking all participants to set a minimum fundraising target of at least €150. This represents the estimated 150,000 brain injury survivors living in Ireland today. €150 could be something as simple as getting 15 friends and family to each donate €10 to you. Collect donations by setting up a JustGiving page here or on Facebook here.
How do I get my Step up for Brain Injury commemorative medal?
Everyone who raises €150 or more on their fundraising page will receive a special medal to say thank you.
You don’t need to do anything to claim your medal, we’ll pop it in the post after your challenge.
We aim to have these in the post to everyone in early February.
How will Acquired Brain Injury Ireland use the funds I have raised?
The money you raise will make a big difference to the lives of the 150,000 people in Ireland with an acquired brain injury today. These funds are essential to our variety of services for people living with a brain injury as well as their families and their carers. All fundraising from Step up for Brain Injury will be used directly for the services of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and the work they do for brain injury survivors.
Can I take cash donations?
If you receive cash donations you can donate these to use in a way that works best for you. For Acquired Brain Injury Ireland to receive these donations you can
- Call us to donate by phone on (01) 280 4164.
- You can also donate on our website here and select “Step Up” under “What prompted your donation”?
- Another option would be to post a cheque to us at our address: Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, 2nd Floor, Block A, Century House, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 R2V.
- Please just give us a call Matt on 086 410 3681 or email email@example.com if you need assistance with this or would like our account details to make a bank transfer.
Can I meet other people taking part?
How do I track my steps, and can I link my fitness app?
If you have a smartwatch, you will be able to record your steps on this and use the connected app on your phone to keep count.
If you don’t have a smartwatch, you can download one of the many apps on your Android or Apple smartphone to record your steps. Just find one that works for you and start recording your steps with your phone in your pocket.
If you don’t have a smartwatch and want to use your phone to record your steps you should install a pedometer app for Android or Apple.
Examples of recommended apps are:
On the Google Play store : Pedometer – Step Counter
On the Apple App store : Pedometer & Step Counter
Use your social media or WhatsApp chats to share your steps and keep people updated on your progress.
Month Long Event (january)