Going the extra mile

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How it works

The beauty of the 'Going the extra mile' challenge is that you can take part from anywhere in a timeframe that works for you. Whether you are walking your dog, jogging around your garden or riding along your local bike path. You and all the family can get involved. More people means more miles!

Sign up and upload your evidence to our team and you will be awarded with a finisher pack fit filled with lots of goodies!

Get your very own 'Going the extra mile' medal, running or cycling top, water bottle and lots more by signing up today.

Why we need your support

We need your support more than ever. Many frontline staff continue to work long hours and patients are becoming increasingly isolated due to the visiting restrictions in place. We are working with ROH to ensure the wellbeing of staff, patients and families are prioritised through this really tough time, and you can support too.

On average, full time healthcare professionals walk about 5 miles on every 12 hour shift they work. So in a month they could walk 2 full marathons without even realising.

You can get involved this December by joining in our ‘Going the extra mile’ virtual event. Walk, jog, cycle or run as many miles as you can and raise money whilst doing so.

How many miles can we all travel together this December?!

How it works

Choose your event

Sign up and choose a timeframe and goal that suits you. Remember it’s all about taking part! Whether it’s 5 or 100 miles it all helps. There is no age range, anyone can take part or get involved which makes it the perfect challenge! Select your size running top and we will get your start pack sent out to you ready for the 1st December 2020.

Set your fundraising target and pay your registration fee

You can set up your JustGiving page when you register and adjust your target to whatever works for you. All funds will go towards supporting patients, families and staff members at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital with the ‘added extras’ to make their time with us that little bit better. Your £10 registration covers the cost to the charity of managing this event and all of your fundraising will go directly to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund.

Track your distance

You can track your distance in whatever way works for you. This could be using an app such as Google Fit, Strava, a fitbit or even manually recording your distances. To help with your fundraising, you can activate a Strava link on your JustGiving Page.

Log your evidence

When you sign up you’ll have your own dashboard where you can log your distances each week. Our team will then send out your finisher pack including a sparkling new medal so you can show it off.

Sign up to our event

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Fundraising & Training

You will automatically be assigned a JustGiving page to share online with your family, friends and colleagues. JustGiving sends all your donations straight to us. There’s no minimum fundraising, we simply ask that you raise as much as you can for us. Find some tips below of how you can raise the most and keep your friends and family engaged:

  • Add a story to your page – Tell your friends and family why you have chosen to support us, don’t forget to upload a photo (Fundraising Pages with photos raise up to 40% more than those who don’t)
  • Use your networks – You can share your page link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media as well as text the link to your friends and family.
  • Give an update – Share a photo and some text about your progress. Why not snap a photo of you and the family on your daily walk?

If you manage to reach £200 we’ll post you one of our Fabulous Fundraiser packs complete with running vests and water bottle.