Face The Unknown: FAQs

What is Face The Unknown

Face The Unknown is a unique fitness fundraising challenge. Sign up, and we’ll send you a new fitness challenge each evening via email for to complete each day for two weeks this July. Get sponsored for facing the unknown and help raise money to help people who are homeless that face the unknown every day.

Whether you are a fitness fanatic looking for variety, or an exercise novice looking for inspiration, there’ll be a daily challenge for you. And you can never be sure who will pop up to set the next challenge – Face the Unknown is supported by some familiar faces from the world of sport and fitness.

How do I take part in Face The Unknown

Sign up and set up your fundraising page. Then we’ll send you an inspirational new fitness challenge to do every day from 3rd July.

How do I register?

It couldn’t be easier to join us!

When does the challenge start

The challenge starts on Sunday 3rd July, however you will receive your first email at 7pm on Saturday 2nd July.

How much does it cost to take part?

Registration is free but we ask that you raise as much money as you can for The Passage.

There is no minimum fundraising amount, however if you raise £20 you will receive a Face the Unknown t-shirt. The money raised from our Face the Unknown challenge will help The Passage to continue providing accommodation, community, health and support services for those at risk of becoming street homeless, those who are street homeless and those who are victims of modern slavery. Our vision is of a society where street homelessness no longer exists, and everyone has a place to call home.

Can I meet other people taking part?

Yes! Once you’ve signed up please join our Facebook group to chat away.

How old do I have to be to take part?

Face the Unknown is open to anybody who is 16 or over. If you are under 16 and still want to take part, please ask a parent or guardian to get in touch with us: [email protected]

When is the latest that I can register?

We would recommend registering by Saturday 2nd July. However, our final deadline is Sunday 3rd July.

Will I get a t-shirt?

Everyone who raises £20 or more on their Face the Unknown fundraising page will receive a t-shirt to say thank you. Once you reach that amount a t-shirt will be sent out to you, please allow up to 7 days for this to arrive.

If you’ve not received yours please send us an email explaining this to [email protected] along with your postal address.

Fundraising

How do I raise money?

If this is your first time fundraising for a charity, we’ll support you to achieve your Face the Unknown goals. We send out weekly emails which include fundraising tips, so look out for these. If you’ve not yet received them, please check your junk folder. If you still can’t find any emails from us since signing up, let us know by contacting [email protected].

Should I set-up a fundraising page?

Online fundraising is the easiest way to fundraise, and we recommend using GivePenny to get the best Face the Unknown experience. You can set up a page when you sign up here.

How much am I expected to raise?

We are extremely grateful for however much you can raise for The Passage, but we have set some goals and rewards to inspire you to hit your fundraising potential and help even more people who are experiencing homelessness.

Everyone who raises £20 or more will receive a T-Shirt.

We encourage everyone to raise as much as they can.

How will The Passage use funds I have raised?

The money you raise will help The Passage to continue in providing accommodation, community, health and support services for those at risk of becoming street homeless, those who are street homeless and those who are victims of modern slavery. Our vision is of a society where street homelessness no longer exists, and everyone has a place to call home. At The Passage we believe that we can all play a role in the fight to end homelessness, and we hope that you will join us in doing so.

Is there a deadline for paying in donations?

Pay in your donations by 16th August 2022.

How does The Passage receive the money being donated online?

The money that has been donated via the online site comes directly to The Passage. You do not need to worry about doing anything else except getting people to sponsor you 🙂

The challenge itself

Do I need a suitable level of fitness to take part?

All of the fitness activities are suitable for all levels, so you can workout in a way that suits your ability.  We recommend that you have participated in physical exercise prior to the challenge. If you have a medical condition or are unsure of your physical ability to take part in the event, please seek medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the participating in the event.

What happens if I haven’t received the challenge email?

If you haven’t received your challenge email the night before, please email [email protected] as soon as possible.

What type of workouts can I expect to take part in?

Expect HIIT, yoga, jogging/running, burpees, lunges and more. This is an opportunity to try out new things, some tried and tested, some novel and unusual. The programme has been carefully curated and some famous names from sports and fitness will be involved. Most workouts will include video content, so you have someone to motivate you to keep going.

How long will the workout challenges be each day and what time?

They will range from 20-60 minutes long. You can choose to complete them at your preferred time of day. First thing in the morning, in the evening or whenever you have time. You will have the challenge the evening before, so you can plan ahead for the next day.

What equipment will I need?

Equipment needed: trainers; yoga mat; set of dumbbells or an alternative such as bottles or cans; towel – you will not need all of this equipment for every day it will depend on the challenge. We will let you know what is needed in the challenge email.

What if I miss a day?

Don’t worry, none of us is perfect! If you miss a day you can double up a day or add on an extra day after the challenge finishes. If neither of these are possible maybe consider making a £10 donation to The Passage in return for ‘free pass’ for that day.

My question isn’t covered here?

We’re here to support you every step of the way with Face the Unknown. If your question has not been answered, please email us at [email protected].