How can I organise a Walk While You Can event during COVID-19?

Whilst the country begins to re-open and vaccinations continue across all age groups we still live in a time of uncertainty and need to stay safe and be cautious. Walking outside is considered a low risk activity but we do ask for you to take on your 5k walk adhering to the government restrictions in place at the time of your event. Please pay particular attention to maximum numbers allowed to congregate and ensure you are out in a large open space where social distancing can be maintained.

Do I have to organise an event?

No, you absolutely don’t! You can complete your walk by yourself, with a friend, family member or in a small group. Someone else might even be organising a walk in your county which you can join.

Do I have to walk on 11th September?

No! From the IMNDA’s perspective it is always good to have a date to aim for but there is no pressure on you to walk on that day.

Why should I set up a Team page?

Team pages are great if you want people to create their own individual pages but join one team page. Your Team could be the area you live, the company you work for, a sports club or even a person who you are working in support of.

What support do I get from the IMNDA?

Check out the Top Tips section on this website for information to help you and also check out the downloadable resources we have; poster, leaflets, etc.  If you are also fundraising offline we can send you sponsorship envelopes and collection buckets with the Tap to Donate function so you can keep it cashless where possible! Just contact Gemma or Jackie at fundraising@imnda.ie or call 01 670 5942.

I'm registering as an organisation and don't want my personal named featured on the page or in emails. Can I change/remove this?

Yes, you can change your display name under Account Settings in your fundraising hub. Log in to your fundraising hub here.

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password.

If you’re trying to log in but you can't remember your password, click on the 'Forgot password' link on the log in screen. Enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.

Where does my fundraising money go?

Funds you raise go towards the core services provided by the IMNDA to families living with Motor Neurone Disease. This includes our four MND Nurses (funded entirely by donations), specialised equipment and home care grants. Click Here for more information.

How do I promote my event?

Email round Walk While You Can flyers, share your fundraising page on social media. If you’re walking with your colleagues, ask if you can advertise on your internal communications channels or add to your email signature.

How do I ask people for donations?

The number one reason why people donate to charities is because they were asked – so don’t be afraid of asking! Tell your supporters why the cause is important to you and remind them that every euro makes a difference. Many workplaces will also match what you raise so it’s worth asking your boss if this is something they will do.

How do I share my page on Facebook?

When you registered, you will have received an email containing your fundraising page and login details. Just copy your fundraising page URL and paste into an email or Facebook. When you are logged into your fundraising hub or viewing your fundraising page, you can also click on the Facebook share button.

I shared my fundraising page on Facebook and it prompted me to add a donate button, should I use this?

We would advise you don’t use the Facebook donate button. Unfortunately, we are unable to track funds raised on Facebook to individuals, so any donations made using the Facebook donate button will not appear on your fundraising page or be added to your total fundraising amount.

How do I lodge any offline funds I’ve received?

How do I add offline funds (like cash) to my fundraising page?

You can do this on your fundraising hub, under ‘My Donations’. Log in here.