My Step Challenge

Join us for the Festive Five!

Don a Santa hat, deeley boppers or other Christmas item and sign up for a fundraising Festive Five to help Beat Macular Disease. 

Your five can be miles, km, or any other format, and you can run, walk, cycle, swim, hop, jump or dream up your own sporting challenge. 

Or why not bake, sew, knit, draw or make up your own Christmas rhymes? Just be sure to make it five, and stay safe and socially distanced.

We’re calling on you to take on your challenge during December 2020, on a date and time that suits you.

Once you have chosen your Festive Five challenge, please visit our Festive Five Just Giving page to donate what you can.

If you'd like to raise vital sponsorship through your Festive Five, please complete the form below to register your challenge with us. We'll then be in touch to offer you any help or advice you may need.

Sign up for the Festive Five

If you raise more than £150, you’ll receive one of our Challenger medals and a Festive Five certificate. But whatever you do, please do send us your photos or share them on social media, as we'd love to see them!

For further information, advice and ideas, please email Kathy.k@macularsociety.org or call 01264 321 964.

Thank you and good luck!

Looking for something different?

Then why not take on a Step Challenge to raise funds instead?

Your Step Challenge can be really simple to do, and for every step that you are sponsored for, we’re moving a step closer to Beating Macular Disease. Here’s how in three easy steps:

  1. Decide on the number of steps that you’d like to achieve.
  2. Register your challenge with us.
  3. Create a page on Just Giving – nominating the Macular Society as your chosen charity – and set a sponsorship target.

Register your challenge with us

If you’re exercising outside, please take care and be safe.

If you’re exercising at home, you could count your steps climbing the stairs, walking around the garden, or even mowing the lawn. If you have a running machine, you can even step up on that! It’s up to you how you count your steps – you can use a smartwatch or a smartphone, but you don’t have to!

We’ll email you our fundraising guide and record book to log your progress, and if you raise over £100 we’ll send you your very own Challenger medal.

Good luck! We would love to hear how you are getting on. Please do share your progress and a link to your fundraising page on social media. You might just encourage others to get involved!

PS: If you want to virtually explore some more exotic places as your challenge, here are some ideas:

  • Climb the steps of the Leaning Tower of Pisa = 297 steps
  • Walk  from St Paul’s Cathedral to Trafalgar Square = 2,000 steps
  • Cross the Severn Bridge = 2,100 steps
  • Climb Ben Nevis = 8,810 steps
  • Run or walk the London Marathon = 55,374 steps

 For more information, please email community@macularsociety.org or call 01264 560 249.