This year, taking part in group events is more difficult than usual, due to ongoing restrictions, and the need for social distancing. Due to these factors, we would like to offer you a way to take part in a fundraising challenge, without the need to attend a group event.
Our newest challenge is called the Move for Mothers Challenge.
Find your favourite way to move and set yourself a target. You might be an avid walker, keen cyclist, long-distance runner, or even a water-loving swim enthusiast. You can use any of these activities to take part in our initiative.
To take part, you choose a month, or a 30 day period and set yourself a target of how far you can accumulatively walk, run, swim or cycle over that period. For example, you might set yourself a target of walking 100km, throughout your month or you could attempt to cycle a total of 500km etc. The target you set yourself should depending on your fitness level and of course your free time available!
We hope the Move for Mothers Challenge will be a way to have fun, get fit, and raise vital funds for our work in Nepal while being completely Covid-19 safe, and not relying on anyone else but you!
How to Fundraise
First set up your Just Giving Page by clicking on this link
Click ‘Fundraise for us’ and then ‘Doing your own thing’ and then fill in your details!
You can then use the share functions to begin letting your friends and family know what target you have set yourself and when you are going to take part.
When your chosen month begins, get moving! Make sure you share your challenge on social media and update all of your supporters on your progress during your Move for Mothers month.
If your organisation or team would like to support our work, Move for Mothers is a great way to safely collaborate with your colleagues on something meaningful while improving your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility. You can set a joint distance target and create a joint fundraising page for your team, and then collectively run, walk, cycle, or swim to hit your goal over the course of your chosen month. By sharing your experiences and successes on your fundraising page, this will be fantastic way to work on your team-building skills and raise even more money by reaching a wider audience.
Why Move for Mothers?
The Move for Mothers campaign aims to highlight the long distances present in everyday life for women in Nepal. By providing local services, PHASE works to improve the lives of women who would otherwise have to spend many hours moving across difficult terrain to access these necessities. Here is an example of how a PHASE supported health post can change the lives of women in a Nepali community:
“In Bichhya, far West Nepal, the local Health Post is supported by PHASE health staff all year round. Without these ongoing local health facilities, local women would have to first walk 20km for seven to eight hours through the mountains, before then taking a 30km five-hour jeep ride; in order to reach the next nearest health centre in the nearby town of Kolti.”
Ganesh, PHASE Nepal staff member, 2021
By taking part in Move for Mothers, you can help enable PHASE to continue changing the lives of women such as those in Bichhaya.
When Mag became pregnant at 17, she didn’t understand the importance of having regular check-ups to monitor her own and her child’s health and chose not to visit her local health post throughout her pregnancy. When her labour began, a PHASE health worker visited her at home and it became clear that Mag was pregnant with twins, and needed to give birth in a hospital. Mag and her family had to walk for six hours to reach the nearest bus stop to take them to the hospital.
Sadly, one of her babies passed away during the labour process but one was saved by medical staff at the hospital. Mag reflected on her pregnancy experience: “If there had not been a PHASE Nepal sister in the village at the time I gave birth then myself and both my daughters may have died. If I had followed their earlier advice then both of my babies might be alive. From now on I will visit the health institution for check-ups during pregnancy as well as for delivery.”
We hope you will take part in our Move for Mothers challenge to ensure that mothers in Nepal such as Mag can give their babies a strong start in life.
If you have any further questions, you can email email@example.com
Set up your Just Giving Move for Mothers fundraising page today using this link