Yoga Challenge FAQs
Supporters raise money by challenging themselves to complete a yoga session every day throughout the month of January.
This can be done in a class or studio, at home using YouTube or if you’re experienced, you can create your own flow. However you complete the challenge, please share your content on the Facebook group full of people who are also taking part in this challenge.
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, there is so much content out there. Simply search for ‘yoga for beginners’ or ‘yoga at home’ online or on YouTube and 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, it’s not necessary). It may also be helpful to have some yoga blocks for some of the exercises.
To complete the challenge, we’re asking you to do 30 minutes of yoga a day. However, your safety is paramount, so please don’t go beyond your capability level. Start small and work your way up if necessary. For example, follow beginner yoga follow along videos to start with.
To take part in the challenge, participants are required to be 16+.
Whilst we will be encouraging most people to take part in January, 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 your social media channels.
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 January – the more updates the better.
The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself and therefore complete as much of the challenge as you can. Whether you complete the full 30 minutes a day for the whole of January 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 you.
Once you have signed up, join the Facebook Group dedicated to this challenge. Click 'Join Group'. Once you're in, you can complete a form to get your Online Giving Page: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/signup/?fundraising_page_type=4cd...
An Online Giving Page is the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up here: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/signup/?fundraising_page_type=4cd...
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: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/find-an-event/yoga-challenge/yoga-challenge-fundraising-materials
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 participant, 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: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/signup/?fundraising_page_type=4cd...
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 here: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/yoga_challenge_january_2023_sponsorship_form.pdf
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:
January 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.