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may, 2023

2023mayWoof Walkers

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Woof Walkers

About the Challenge:

You and your dog can help brain injury survivors.

Sign up now and take on the challenge of walking your dog every day for one whole month.

Get ready to be a Woof Walker and paw your way through the month of May.

You and your furry friend can sniff, bark and howl while raising money for brain injury survivors.

Getting out for a walk each day will benefit you and your pet and it is a chance to do something great for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.

How does it work?

  • Join our Woof Walkers Facebook Group here.
  • Request your FREE doggy bandana (you can do this on the Facebook Group).
  • Set up your Facebook fundraiser and spread the word on your amazing challenge.

You can use the Facebook group to support others taking part in the challenge. Post updates and photos on your challenge. Share tips and suggestions and please make sure to share cute photos of your dog!

Not on Facebook?

Visit our JustGiving page here to register and start fundraising.

Email Matt at mpowell@abiireland.ie or call him on 086 410 3681 if you need any help at all.

Every step you and your dog take and every cent you raise will help to ensure that Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is there for brain injury survivors when they need us most.

What does your fundraising mean?

Your fundraising means we can be there for brain injury survivors like Jack and Leanne.

Rebuild lives after brain injury. Empower people to live to their full potential. That’s what you can do through your support.

Register now on Facebook or JustGiving.

Why should you take part and join our challenge?

Mental health – walking with a dog can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and give you an energy boost.

Physical health – walking every day can help you and your dog maintain a healthy weight and keep active.

Stay motivated – this challenge is a great way to keep motivated, to stay active and help 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 need further information, you can contact Matt on 086 410 3681 or email him at mpowell@abiireland.ie.

How do I sign up?

Firstly, join our Facebook Group. Click ‘Join Group ‘. Once you’re in, you can register for your free doggy bandana, set up your Facebook fundraiser and get going!

Just go to Facebook here.

If you’re not on Facebook and want to take part visit JustGiving here to fundraise there.

Email Matt at mpowell@abiireland.ie or call him on 086 410 3681 if you need any help at all.

How do I raise money?

Facebook fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. Once you’re logged into Facebook and joined the group, you can set one up in a few seconds by following the link provided. It’s easy to share the page with your Facebook friends after that and get support.

If taking part on JustGiving you don’t need to worry about this.

Join on Facebook here or on JustGiving here.

 

 

Where do donations to my Facebook fundraiser go?

Donations made to your Facebook or JustGiving fundraiser, will be sent directly to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. All donations will be used to help fund our services. You don’t need to do anything with the donations.

How can I send in sponsorship money I’ve collected offline?

The easiest way to get cash donations to us is by donating to yourself through your Facebook or JustGiving fundraiser. Other ways to get offline funds to us include:

By Post – Send a cheque or postal order to:

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, 2nd Floor Block A, Century House, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 R2V3

Online – Donate your funds raised online here.

Phone – Donate by credit/debit card over the phone on 01 280 4164.

You can obtain our bank account details to do a bank transfer by phone on 01 280 4164 or emailing fundraising@abiireland.ie.

How do I get my free doggy bandana, and when will this arrive?

We’ll send you a doggy bandana and a sponsorship card once you are fully registered.  It can a little while to get these posted out. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

How do I keep track and record my walks?

For this challenge we just ask that you try to walk every day. How far will depend on you and your dog. Strava is a free app that is easy to use to record walks. You might have a mobile device or watch that will record your distance too. Feel free to use whatever app works best for you.  Don’t forget to post updates on the Facebook Group as we would love to see your progress! Will also post you out a tracking card to tick off your days.

What if I don’t complete the challenge?

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself and enjoy helping raise awareness and funds for brain injury survivors. Do as much as you can! Update Facebook regularly, be clear about how far you’ve come in your challenge and get support from friends. Every time you are active and post about your challenge, you will help Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.

Can I start early or late?

Of course! May is when our Facebook group is active and most people are likely to take part, however we recommend doing this at a time convenient for you. The more challenge participants we have, the more we can help brain injury survivors.

Can I do more or less than every day in May?

Absolutely, this is your challenge, and you can tailor it to suit you! Just be clear with your supporters what you are intending to do and keep them regularly updated with your progress.

Can I jog or run instead of walk?

This challenge is all about getting out and raising money and awareness for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.  If you jog or run with your dog normally then this is fine. Just as long as you are enjoying taking part, how you cover your kilometres and decide to fundraise is completely up to you!

I have a puppy or an older or less mobile dog, can I still take part?

Yes, you can still take part, but be aware not to over exercise your dog. Make sure you only do walks and distances that you and your pet are comfortable with and able for. Feel free to adapt the challenge in a way that works best for you. Always be sensible and put your dog’s and your own health first

Can’t find the answer to your question?

Get in touch with the Matt by emailing him at mpowell@abiireland.ie or calling him on 086 410 3681.

Time

Month Long Event (may)

Organizer

ABI IrelandPhone: 0035312804164  Email: fundraising@abiireland.ie 2nd Floor, Block A, Century House, 100 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, A96 R2V3, Co. Dublin

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