Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together a list of answers to a few of the questions that you might be wondering. If you can't find the answer to your query below please do contact us.

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Event questions

Fundraising questions

Event questions

I'd love to take part! How do I sign up?

Simply click here to register and follow the online instructions.

How much does it cost to take part?

The entry fee is £10 per person. This money covers the cost of the event expenses.

Can I walk another day?

We'd like everyone to unite together as we all Walk for Hope in our own way so ask that wherever possible you take part on Sunday 6th September. If you can't do this date but want to get involved then we'll still be rooting for you as you complete your challenge! Please note that depending what date you choose we may not be able to send your t-shirt to you in time.

What distances can I walk?

You can choose to walk 5, 10 or 20 miles.

Where can I walk?

You can walk any route you like whether this be your favourite route along the coast, a new trail through the woods or a recommended trek across fields! See a few of our favourite walks here for inspiration.

What time should I set off?

The beauty of Walk for Hope Your Way is that you can choose what time you start walking. You could time it so that you can have a picnic at the half way point or make sure you get home in time for a celebration in your garden!

How do I track my distance?

You can log your miles by linking your page to a fitness tracker like FitBit and Strava - these will both automatically sync with your fundraising page and add to your online tracker. Once you're account is set up on this page, log in and head to My Fitness Activity tab to connect your page to your fitness app. Alternatively you can log your miles manually, this can again be found through My Fitness Activity tab.

Do I need to walk to take part or can I use other means?

You can take part in the event by walking, jogging, running, scooting, cycling or swimming - however you like - to hit your goal! As this event is Walk for Hope Your Way, replacing our usual Walk for Hope, we expect most participants to walk.

What do I receive as part of my sign up fee?

As part of your sign up fee you will receive; a Walk for Hope Your Way t-shirt, Event Guide, and fundraising support throughout the campaign.

Can you give me health advice? Am I fit enough to walk?

Sorry, we are not qualified to answer this sort of question. If you are concerned about walking please contact your GP.

What should I wear on the day?

We recommend that you wear sensible walking shoes, and comfortable and appropriate clothing, taking into account the weather on the day. We'd also love you to wear your Walk for Hope Your Way t-shirt which we will send to you when you register.

Fundraising questions

How do I set up my fundraising page?

This is automatically created for you when you register through the above links. Share this with your friends and family to raise money to support the Trust.

Why do I need to fundraise?

Your entry fee only covers the cost of the event expenses so we ask all entrants to try to raise as much sponsorship as possible. The money you raise will help us support local people affected by cancer.

What happens if I can’t make the fundraising target?

We’d like you to try to raise as much as you can and we’ve set a goal of £100 as something to aim for. You’ll receive fundraising tips and support from our team to help you as well as having access to our Facebook group so you can share ideas and stories with the Walk for Hope community. All we ask is that you try your best and we’re grateful for all your efforts.

How does Wessex Cancer Trust use the money I raise?

The money you raise helps Wessex Cancer Trust to provide key services to support families through cancer. The services we provide include counselling, support groups, therapies, information and advice.

Can I raise sponsorship money offline?

Yes, and we can provide you with an offline sponsorship form if you email us at fundraising@wessexcancer.org.uk

What should I do with cheques?

The easiest way for us to receive cheques is to pop them in the post to us, along with your sponsorship form or details of you and your challenge so we can make sure to let you know when they arrive! Our Head Office address is Wessex Cancer Trust, 91-95 Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2GG. fundraising@wessexcancer.org.uk if you would like to receive a sponsorship form.

Can we fundraise as a team?

Absolutely! When you sign up to the event as a team, a team fundraising page is also created. We recommend that you set your fundraising target to reflect the £100 fundraising target per person in the team.