30 days pilates challenge

Join our 30 Day Pilates Challenge!

Join the Facebook Group

Challenge yourself to practice Pilates every day for 30 days, whilst raising vital funds for families living with dementia. 

Follow these four easy steps to get started:  

  1. Join our 30 Day Pilates Challenge Facebook Group  
  2. Set up your Facebook fundraiser or Just Giving page and spread the word about your amazing challenge 
  3. Request your FREE Dementia UK t-shirt by 15th June (you can do this on the Facebook Group) 
  4. Choose a date to start and get going! 

Once you are all signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email from us with some advice on how to get started, as well as some fundraising top tips to help you achieve your goals.

We hope you enjoy taking a mindful moment each day. Don’t forget to post updates on your Facebook fundraiser, so all your loved ones know how you are getting on, and why this challenge is important to you. Once you’ve completed your challenge, we will send you a virtual medal and certificate as a thank you for all your hard work.  

Every minute you practice Pilates, and every pound you raise will help to ensure that no one will have to face dementia alone. We can’t wait to welcome you onto #TeamDementiaUK! 

How your fundraising will make a difference 

  • £120 could pay for an Admiral Nurse to offer four hours of virtual clinics to families no matter where they are based 
  • £225 could fund a new Admiral Nurse to run a specialist clinic for families affected by young onset dementia for a full day  
  • £390 could keep our Helpline running at full capacity for an hour, supporting families in urgent need of expert dementia support 

If you have donations to pay in from your 30 Day Pilates Challenge, you can do so below. 

30 Day Pilates Challenge FAQs

If you can’t find the information you are looking for in the questions below, please email virtualevents@dementiauk.org. 

Key event information

I have just signed up, now what? 

The next step is to join the 30 Day Pilates Challenge Facebook Group. Once you’re in, you can register for your free t-shirt, set up your fundraiser, meet your fellow supporters and find out anything else you’d like to know about the challenge.  

Is there a registration fee?  

Taking part in the 30 Day Pilates Challenge for Dementia UK is free.

Is there a fundraising target?  

There is no fundraising target for this challenge, however we do ask you raise as much as you can for families affected by dementia. 

How do I raise money? 

Creating a Facebook fundraiser is the quickest and easiest way to raise money. Once you’re logged into Facebook, you can set one up in a few seconds.

Want to create a JustGiving page instead? Head to the JustGiving website to create your fundraising page

Once you have created a fundraising page, be sure to share it with your friends and family via text, email and social media. 

Fundraising questions

How can I send in sponsorship money I’ve collected offline?  

The easiest way to send cash donations to Dementia UK is by donating to your online fundraising page. Alternatively see below:   

  • donate via our website by clicking here 
  • send in a cheque made payable to Dementia UK. Enclose a note including your full name, the email address that you used to register for your t-shirt, and an explanation that you raised the money for the 30 Day Pilates Challenge. Post it to us at Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE  
  • if you would prefer to make a bank transfer, please email virtualevents@dementiauk.org for the details  
  • alternatively, you can make a payment over the phone by calling 020 8059 4400  

Where do donations to my Facebook fundraiser or JustGiving page go? 

All donations made to your fundraiser will be sent directly to Dementia UK by Facebook and JustGiving. These vital donations will help to support families facing dementia.  

What if I set up two Facebook fundraisers by mistake? 

If you have made two Facebook fundraisers, don’t worry, you can check and edit them here. You can then close the one you no longer need, which will focus your fundraising onto one page.  

It’s okay if the page you want to close has donations on – all your donations on both pages will still come to Dementia UK.  

What happens if donations don’t appear on my Facebook fundraiser straight away? 

Normally, if donations don’t appear on your fundraising page immediately, they will within 48 hours. However, if your donation hasn’t appeared after this time there are a few different possibilities. 

  • Donations from other countries can take a lot longer to come through to Facebook and then to Dementia UK. This could be as long as several weeks   
  • The donation didn’t go through. Please ask your donor to check if the money has left their account   
  • PayPal takes up to three days to register to your Facebook fundraiser   
  • Your sponsor didn’t donate to your fundraising page, but instead clicked the ‘donate now’ button which links directly to Dementia UK. Ask your sponsor to check the receipt they were emailed directly from Facebook – this will say whether they donated to your Facebook fundraiser, or straight to Dementia UK   

If the problem persists, please email  virtualevents@dementiauk.org so we can investigate further.   

Can I raise money without setting up an online fundraising page? 

You certainly can. We’ll send you a sponsorship form with your t-shirt, but if you need more than one form, you can simply download and print more copies. 

Please don’t forget to ask your sponsors to fill out all the columns so we can claim up to 25% Gift Aid.   

T-shirt FAQs

How do I get my free t-shirt? 

Visit our Facebook Group and fill in our t-shirt registration form with your details. It will take up to three weeks for your t-shirt to arrive so please bear with us.  

We will not accept t-shirt orders after Monday 13th June.  

I still haven’t received my t-shirt, where is it?  

Sorry you haven’t received your t-shirt yet. If you have waited three weeks since completing the registration form, please send us an email to virtualevents@dementiauk.org and we will investigate further. 

Can I get have more than one t-shirt for the challenge? 

We send out one t-shirt per participant, however if you would like to buy some additional Dementia UK branded clothing then please visit our shop. 

Completing your challenge

Where and how can I take on my 30 Day Pilates Challenge? 

You can complete your challenge wherever you like, however you like! You could commit to 30 minutes of Pilates a day at home or take yourself to a Pilates class at the weekend – whatever works best for you.      

We have no official start day for this challenge so you can start at whatever time is best for you! Maybe that’s tomorrow, or a week from now, whatever the day you decide just make sure to let your supporters know. 

How do I keep track of my 30 Day Pilates Challenge?  

This is your challenge, so you can decide how you would like to keep track of it. You will receive our handy tracker with your t-shirt, which is a great way to tick off the days. Just be sure to keep your sponsors posted on how you decide to take on the challenge. 

Can I start the challenge late or early? What if I miss a day?  

We encourage you to complete the challenge in whatever way works best for you. If you need a little longer to complete the challenge then that is absolutely fine, you can extend your challenge to suit you. Just be sure to keep your supporters updated.