This December we are asking you to support Irish Hospice Foundation by taking on the Never Forgotten Night Run. This is a chance to remember loved ones we have lost and support those that have been bereaved. You can walk, jog or run 5km wherever you are in the country and everyone that signs up and sets up a fundraiser will receive a Night Run Arm Band.
All of the funds raised will help us to continue to provide our bereavement services including the IHF Bereavement Support Line. This free national service, 1800 80 70 77, is available Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm. The service aims to provide connection, comfort and support, to those that have been bereaved. It will continue to operate throughout Christmas and into the New Year. Thank you for your help in making that possible.
To Sign Up and make a difference join our Facebook Group for the Never Forgotten Night Run. If you have any questions, have a look at the FAQs below, or email Emma on [email protected]
How do I sign up to take part in the Night Run?
If you are not on Facebook that’s no problem you can email [email protected] and we will send you on details of how to sign up and set up your fundraiser.
Where does the Never Forgotten Night Run take place?
This is a virtual event, and you can take on your 5km wherever you are in the country. There is no official route.
Do I have to run the 5k?
You can take on the Night Run your way – You can run, jog or walk your 5km on the 4th December. You can do it with friends or family or on your own. It’s completely up to you how fast you go, and what route you take. This is your personal challenge, and we want you to enjoy it whatever way works best for you.
How do I set up a Fundraising page?
The easiest way is to do this via Facebook, simply click the button below.
If you are not on Facebook, you can use iDonate to set up a fundraising page.
How will the money I raise help Irish Hospice Foundation?
Taking part in challenges like the Never Forgotten Night Run helps to raise vital funds to support our work in end of life and bereavement care. To help show how your participation is making a difference, we will share stories and updates via the Facebook Group and by email that tells you how you’re making a difference to the people we support.
When will my Night Run Pack arrive?
You will receive your Welcome Pack by post before 4th December. If you have any questions, email Emma on [email protected]
What’s in the Night Run Pack?
Included in the Night Run Pack is your bright yellow ‘Never Forgotten Night Run Arm Band’, your welcome letter and details on the IHF Bereavement Support Services.
Could I take on this challenge as part of a team?
Of course! Doing a challenge with others is motivating, fun and can be a brilliant team-building exercise. If you’d like support getting your community or workplace involved, please email Emma on [email protected]
Do I have to set up a Facebook Fundraising page?
No, but they really are a very easy way to fundraise. Because the funds raised are lodged directly into the IHF bank account, it means you don’t need to worry about collecting, recording or lodging. Also, Facebook kindly don’t charge any fees so we get 100% of what’s donated.
If you would prefer to fundraise offline, you can request a sponsorship card by emailing Emma on [email protected]
I’m not on Facebook. Can I still take part?
How can someone not on Facebook donate to my fundraiser?
Anyone can donate even if they are not on Facebook. Share the direct link of your fundraiser with them and they can enter their details. Alternatively, here are other options for them to support your fundraiser:
- They could give you the cash / transfer funds (via Revolut, PayPalMe, Online Banking etc) and you can add the donation to your fundraiser yourself.
- They can donate directly to IHF via www.hospicefoundation.ie/donate If they do this please ask them to choose “Night Run” in the appeals dropdown menu.
Someone I know accidentally donated via my Facebook page, can you refund them?
Unfortunately, we can’t issue refunds through Facebook but people can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:
Send them this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823
Select – I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook
Select – I want a refund for my donation(s)
Select – I made a donation by accident and request the refund.