Yoga Challenge FAQs


Supporters raise money by challenging themselves to take part in 30 minutes of yoga every day throughout the month of February. 

This can be done in a class/studio, at home using YouTube or if experienced enough, by creating your own flow. We encourage participants to share their content on the Facebook Group

No! You can mix it up, however you wish. For example, you may decide to go to a yoga class one day and the next day do a YouTube follow along video. This is your challenge, so make it work for you.  

For those who have no experience of yoga, you can find various options online. Simply search online or on YouTube using any of the below search terms: 

‘Yoga for beginners 30 minutes’ 

‘Yoga at home 30 minutes’ 

‘Yoga 30 minutes beginner workout’  

‘Yoga for strength and flexibility’  

You will be presented with a range of follow along options all from the comfort of your own home. Alternatively, you could always take part in yoga classes near you. 

All you need is enough space floor space to move around and preferably a yoga mat (however, this is not a necessity). It may also be helpful to have some yoga blocks for some of the exercises. 

To complete the challenge, we are asking you to do 30 minutes of yoga a day. However, your safety is paramount, so please do not go beyond your capability level. Start small and work your way up if necessary. For example, following beginner yoga follow along videos 

Cancer Research UK will provide branded T-shirts to all participants. Ultimately you should wear what you are comfortable with.  

To take part in the challenge, participants are required to be 16+. 

Whilst we will be encouraging most people to take part in February, this is a personal challenge so you can start and finish at a time that is more suitable and convenient for you. 

Unfortunately, medals come at a huge cost to the charity so we will not be sending these out. However, we will send all supporters a certificate and you can access digital badges to shout about your achievement on social. 

We trust you! You don’t need to provide evidence that you’ve completed the challenge to us. However, updating your friends and family on your online Giving Page is important so they can see how you are progressing. 

Make sure you keep them posted on your progress and share videos and photos throughout February– the more updates the better. 

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself therefore complete as much of the challenge as you can. Whether you complete the full 30 minutes a day for the whole of February or not, the money that you fundraise will allow Cancer Research UK to continue to fund life-saving research and we can’t thank you enough.   


Don’t worry you can make up the time on another day or extend your challenge into the following month if needed. Complete the challenge in a way that suits to you.  

Some ideas of how to complete the challenge: 

  • 30 minutes of yoga a day every day 

  • 10 minutes a day of yoga Monday – Friday and longer on Saturday and Sunday 

  • 20 minutes of yoga Monday – Friday and an hour a day on Saturday & Sunday 

Complete the below form to receive your free t-shirt in the post. Once completed, please allow 10 working days for your t-shirt to arrive 

If you have not received your t-shirt in this time please contact:  

Unfortunately, returning the t-shirts comes at a cost to Cancer Research UK, therefore, we ask that you keep hold of it for personal use (for example bed, gym, give to a friend, etc). If you would like a replacement, please our online shop, link below: 

Unfortunately, returning the t-shirts comes at a cost to Cancer Research UK, therefore, we ask that you keep hold of it for personal use (for example bed, gym, give to a friend, etc). If you would like a replacement, please our online shop, link below:  

We currently send out a t-shirt to all our supporters taking part so they can wear during their challenge and encourage donations for their efforts. However, if you do not wish to receive a t-shirt, you can simply set up a Giving page, be part of the group and still take part!  

To set up an online Giving Page, please follow the link:   

If you have any further questions or would like to cancel an order, please email or call 0300 1231022 (lines open 08:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday and, 09:00 – 17:00 at weekends)  

Please register online using our link here: Once you are registered you should receive a confirmation email.  

Once you have signed up, join the Facebook Group dedicated to this challenge. Click 'Join Group' here:

Once you're in, you can complete a form to get your free CRUK T-Shirt and Online Giving Page: 

An Online Giving Page is the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up here:

It's then easy to share the page with your friends and family to gather sponsorship for your challenge.   

We have plenty of fundraising tools and ideas to help you raise life-saving donations. Please see our fundraising hub with everything you need from the challenge here:

There is no entry fee for this challenge. Participants are required to collect any sponsorship to Cancer Research UK through their online Giving Page. This will automatically be sent to us once paid onto your online Giving Page. 

There is not a minimum amount of fundraising that we set for participants, but we recommend that supporters set a reasonable target of raising about £150.  

Sure, if you don’t have Facebook, you can set up a Cancer Research UK Giving Page using the link below and collect sponsorship for your Yoga challenge here:

Yes, under 18s can take part in this challenge, but we do not market to them and any third-party platform forum (e.g. a Facebook forum) is only available to over 18s. If under 18s are taking part, their parent/guardian must consent to the child’s participation, supervise the challenge and accept responsibility for complying with the challenge rules. Currently we are unable to accept registration for a child, so the child’s parent/guardian have to register on the child’s behalf. Similarly, if a child wants to raise money online and/or join a forum, the child’s parent/guardian must register for an online fundraising page and/or join the forum on the child’s behalf. 

You can add an offline donation onto your own online Giving Page and send this donation through to us as a cheque, along with the sponsorship form which you can download below:  

You can use our sponsorship form to raise money rather than using an online method. Simply download and print off to keep track of all your sponsorship collected or pledged. Once you have completed your fundraising, please send the form with a cheque to:  February Yoga challenge, Cancer Research UK, PO BOX 1561, Oxford, OX4 9GZ.  

Please note we are currently experiencing a delay in receiving and processing donations so do bear with us if it takes a little longer than usual to receive an acknowledgment.  

This challenge is specifically a fundraising initiative developed by Cancer Research UK, and therefore all fundraising must go direct the charity.   

Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. This means Cancer Research UK can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated, without it costing you or your sponsors an extra penny. If the donation is eligible for Gift Aid, sponsors need to fill out the sponsor form, following the guidelines at the top of the page.

As the main route we will be promoting Online Fundraising, but supporters can as always create a Facebook Fundraiser. If they do wish to do this, we would advise they set up an online Giving Page first and then connect to Facebook on their Giving Page. 

Facebook Fundraisers are automatically set up to only stay open for ten days. To make the most of your fundraising efforts, you need to change the end date to keep your fundraiser open throughout and after the challenge. To change the end date simply, click ‘More’ under the invite button, then click ‘Edit Fundraiser’. We recommend setting this date to at least a month after your challenge has ended so you can continue to collect vital donations for your efforts! 

Unfortunately, once your Facebook Fundraiser has finished you cannot reopen the same fundraising page. However, you can create a new one and set the end date for past your challenge, so that you can continue receiving donations once you’ve finished your challenge: 

To see your past fundraisers, go to the Facebook home page on a desktop and look underneath your name on the left-hand side - click fundraisers > your activity > scroll down the page until you reach "your past fundraisers"  

Is it safe to donate to Facebook? or if you have noticed any unusual charges.  
Donating on Facebook is safe and secure and there is no fee taken from Facebook to set up a Facebook Fundraiser. If you have any suspicious charges, we recommend speaking directly to your bank. If you have any questions about your Facebook Fundraiser, please contact Facebook at:  

Friends and family will no longer be able to donate to your Facebook Fundraiser once your fundraiser has ended. The end date is automatically set to 7 days after you create your Facebook Fundraiser, so make you set the end date to after the end of February to collect donations throughout the challenge. 

Go to your Facebook Fundraiser page, found in the 'Fundraisers' section on the left-hand menu of your News Feed. To change the end date simply, click ‘More’ under the invite button, then click ‘Edit Fundraiser’. 

Personal Data 

Please refrain from posting your personal data such as email addresses in the group. For more information, please refer to the Fundraising Challenge Rules

Logo Usage 

If you would like to use our Cancer Research UK logo, please contact our Supporter Services team who would be happy to help. They can be contacted by email on or call 0300 1231022 (lines open 08:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday and, 09:00 – 17:00 at weekends) 


From 1 November 2023, Meta is partnering exclusively with PayPal Giving Fund UK (PPGF) to support donations benefitting charities in the United Kingdom (read more here). This means, from 1st November 2023, CRUK will pay a small payment processing fee to PayPal Giving fund for donations received via Facebook. From 1st November, supporters wishing to donate to charities on Facebook will be given the option to increase their donation to cover fees, so that the full donation amount can be sent to the charity. 

Thank you so much for offering your services in aid of this challenge. 

On the challenge’s Facebook group there is an option to add your event under the ‘Events’ section. Unfortunately, due to charity limitations we can't support one specific instructor/class, but this is a great way for you to offer your services to the group. 

Join the challenge

Complete 29 days of yoga in February and raise money for life-saving cancer research.​​

Sign up for free and you’ll receive:​

A free CRUK t-shirt

A free Online Giving Page 

A digital fundraising pack

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