Fundraise for Women’s Aid and Join The #10KbyMay Challenge

What is 10K by May?
10K by May is an awareness and fundraising campaign led by the team from Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on women and their children, as well as to raise awareness of what we do here at Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid.

For this campaign we also have a fundraising target of £10,000 by the 1st of May, which is in just over three months! We’ve set the target high because we believe that the people of Belfast and Lisburn are more than capable of coming together to support us and the work that we do in the community. Plus, who doesn’t like a challenge!

Lastly, 10K by May aims to build a community of supporters – people just like you! We know we have many, many people who support our work year-round, either with donations, time, online support or in other ways, so we wanted to do something to bring them together and create a community of like-minded people who are passionate and want to get stuck into what we do.

Sound good so far? Let’s give you a little more info…

Do I have to run?
No! We want as many people to join in with us, so no you do not have to run the 10K, although you can if you want to. You can also walk it, you can cycle, you can even skip if that’s what you enjoy best! You could also split the distance over a few days – as long as you’re up-front with your sponsors about the way you’re going to complete the challenge, we’re happy for you to do it in whatever way you like. No driving though…

Will there be an event?
We’ve decided not to set up an event at a specific location, mainly due to current Covid-19 restrictions but also to give participants the freedom to take on the challenge wherever they want to.

Despite this, we will be encouraging participants to undertake their 10K on the 1st of May if they can. This way, we can all take on the challenge together…but apart!

Who can sign up?
We’re encouraging anyone to sign up! Adults, youngsters, even babies in prams (with parental permission)! As we mentioned before, we’d love as many people as possible to get involved in this campaign, so we’re happy whether you’re a family who want to take on the challenge together or a seasoned runner ready to face it alone.

How can I get involved?
The most obvious way is to sign up and complete the 10K, however if that’s not for you you can get involved by following the journey on our social media channels and sharing with your friends and family. Support online is really important to us and what we do; the 10K by May campaign is not only about fundraising, but also about raising awareness of how domestic abuse affects women and children, and of our services too.

Get involved on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by using the #10KbyMay hashtag.

Sponsor our participants via our JustGiving campaign!

How do I sign up?
You can sign up either by sending an email to events@belfastwomensaid.org.uk or by filling out the form at the bottom of this link –

https://belfastwomensaid.org.uk/womens-aid-10kbymay/

Once you’ve signed up, a member of the team at Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid will be in touch to give you more information and answer any queries you might have.

I’d like more information before committing – who can I contact?
If you’d like more details about the #10KbyMay challenge, drop an email to events@belfastwomensaid.org.uk and we’ll be happy to chat more about how you can get involved.