Walk For Tiny Lives Frequently Asked Questions | Action Medical Research

Walk for Tiny Lives frequently asked questions

What happens after I register my walk online?

You will receive an automated email confirming your registration has been successful. You will then receive further emails with fundraising updates and specific details about your Walk for Tiny Lives event.

What’s the difference between a private and public event?

If you are just hosting a walk for friends and family, or a small group of people such as a scout group or nursery group then you can just keep your walk a private affair. You therefore will not need to worry about insurance or public liability.

If you are promoting your walk to the general public then you should obtain liability insurance for your event. Ideally, your insurance should cover any medical problems that occur during the event, as well as incidentals such as damage to land and property. Contact an insurance provider to discuss your event and the coverage they offer.

How long should my walk last?

Your walk can be as long or short as you wish, bear in mind the crowd you will have at the walk when decided the distance. For example, if you are having children at the event then you may want to consider a shorter walk. Walk for Tiny Lives is not a race, it is an enjoyable day out while supporting a special cause at the same time.

I don’t have access to a printer but want some materials, what do I do?

Not a problem, just contact the events team on 01403 210406 or email walkfortinylives@action.org.uk with what you require and we will pop some materials in the post for you.

Should I allow buggies on my walk?

Why not? But consider the surface you’ll be walking on if you want to encourage parents with buggies to take part. The route will need to be wheel friendly.

Who should I invite to my walk?

This will depend on whether or not you want to make your walk a private or public affair. If you are just doing a private walk then maybe consider inviting friends and family, involving your child’s nursery or school, maybe if you are involved in a scout or guide group who may want to host a walk?

If you are doing a public walk then you might want to advertise your walk online, around your town with posters, maybe get it into the local papers. Remember, if you are doing a public walk then you will need the appropriate insurance.

Should I make refreshments available?

We’d encourage you to think about making refreshments available, even just at the finish. Maybe contact a local cafe and ask if they can help you out? If there will not be any refreshments available then consider encouraging your participants to bring their own.

How much do I need to fundraise through my walk?

There is no target fundraising amount for each walk, just raise as much as you can for Action Medical Research. The more you and your supporters raise, the more vital research we can fund.

How do I send in the money I have raised through my event?

There are 3 ways you can send in your donation:

Set up an online sponsorship account www.action.org.uk/giving/sponsorship and pay your money in online.
Send a cheque made payable to Action Medical Research to: Vincent House, North Parade, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 2DP. It is important you clearly mark your name and the event you held, so we can thank you and register your gift.
Pay directly into the Action Medical Research NatWest bank account either in person or online.
Account Name: Action Medical Research
Sort Code: 56-00-33
Account: 48292796
Reference: Walk for Tiny Lives (event location and name)

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