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10,000 Steps a Day challenge

10,000 Steps a Day challenge

10,000 Steps a Day in October is a step challenge in aid of Concern Worldwide.

By taking part in this month long challenge, you will help millions of children and families on the brink of starvation across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

What is the challenge?

Everyone who signs up will aim to walk 10,000 steps each day throughout the month of October. Each participant will be sent a Concern Worldwide t-shirt and step tracker. We ask for those taking part to set up a Facebook fundraiser so they can ask their friends and family to sponsor their challenge!

Everyone taking part can join the 10,000 Steps a Day in October Facebook Group to share photos and updates of their daily walks with the challenge community!

This page will help you with any questions you may have about this exciting challenge and how you can get involved and raise vital funds for those affected by severe drought in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

FAQ

How do I sign up or take part?

Step 1: Join our Facebook Group for the 10,000 Steps a Day in October Challenge

Step 2: Register for the challenge here

Step 3: Create a fundraiser on one of the below platforms:

(a) Facebook

(b) Set up your own Concern Fundraising Page

How do I track my steps?

Do I have to walk 10,000 steps a day in October only?

Do I have to walk 10,000 steps a day, or can I jog or run them instead?

How do I prove I walked 10,000 steps a day?

What if I don't walk 10,000 steps a day?

Can I walk more than 10,000 steps a day?

Can I do a shorter/longer/earlier/later challenge?

What if I don't complete the challenge?

How do I set up a 10,000 Steps a Day in October fundraising page?

When will I get my sponsorship pack and t-shirt?

What is in the sponsorship pack?

I still haven't got my t-shirt - where is it?

How do I change the target/end date on my Facebook fundraiser?

My friend doesn't have Facebook and wants to take part in the 10,000 Steps Challenge

What about my friends who are not on Facebook? Can they donate?

My friend's donation isn't showing up on my Facebook fundraiser

I can't find my Facebook fundraiser - can you show me where it is?

How do I get the funds I raised to Concern Worldwide?

A friend accidentally donated to my Facebook fundraiser. Can you issue them a refund?

Got more questions?

Please post a comment in the Facebook group or email Joanne at step@concern.net

How your fundraiser will help people across the Horn of Africa

Baby looking at camera, being held by woman wearing beaded necklaces
Ngirethi (L) holds her younger sister, Mary (R), as they wait to be screened for malnutrition at Sasame Dispensary, Kibish North in Kenya's Turkana province. Photo: Lisa Murray/Concern Worldwide

This October, by taking on our 10,000 Steps a Day challenge, you will help millions of children and families on the brink of starvation across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

The global climate crisis means that countries in the Horn of Africa region are experiencing their worst drought in four decades. A fourth consecutive failed rainy season means that some parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have had no rainfall since 2019. This severe drought has led to widespread livestock deaths, acute food insecurity and a very real risk of famine in some places.

Concern Worldwide are currently

  • Treating tens of thousands of children and adults suffering from severe malnutrition and other illnesses
  • Supporting health clinics to deliver nutrition assistance
  • Providing emergency cash transfers to affected communities so they can buy nutritious food to feed their families and other essential items
  • Providing emergency water to areas most in need and improving access to adequate and safe water
  • Repairing broken boreholes and shallow wells
  • Vaccinating livestock against diseases in an attempt to keep them alive during the drought

Thanks to the funds you raise in this challenge, we will be able to continue our life saving work.

All funds raised will go to the Horn of Africa, and if we exceed our target, it will go to where the need is greatest.

Dead cow carcass on desert ground
Dead livestock lie on the outskirts of North Horr, Marsabit. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide
Young boy standing on weighing scale in hall, surveyed by two male doctors
Engoit Lokidor’s 4-year-old son, Maraka, has his height measured at a malnutrition clinic in Lekwasimyen in Northern Kenya's Turkana province. Photo: Lisa Murray/Concern Worldwide
African child holding onto older sister

Horn of Africa Emergency Appeal

  • Millions of people on the brink of starvation

  • Estimated that a person is dying of hunger every 48 seconds across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

  • 5.7 million children are facing starvation

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