Step Up for the M.A. in 2024
Your chance to stride into the New Year with our Step Up for the M.A. challenge!
Are you aiming to get fitter and more active this New Year? Why not get started by increasing your daily step count while supporting the Miscarriage Association?
For the M.A., every pregnancy loss matters, and so we are challenging our supporters to complete 250,000 steps throughout January – the same as the number of pregnancies estimated to end in miscarriage, molar, and ectopic pregnancies in the UK each year.
Our supporters will be reflecting on that figure by raising awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy loss, signposting people to the services we offer, and raising funds to ensure that we can continue to be there for those that need us most.
By Stepping Up for the M.A. this January, you can help us raise funds to continue our work throughout this year and beyond.
The M.A is here to help people through – can you help us to help support them?
To join the M.A Step Up team, all you need to do is simply pledge to complete 250,000 steps in January and ask your friends, family or colleagues to sponsor your efforts! It’s up to you how you complete your step count – you can choose to do an equal number each day (that’s 8,065 steps or 3.8 miles a day!), or you can tick off longer distances at the weekend if that suits you better.
And, the good news is that every step counts! Doing household jobs, going to the shops and walking the dog all add up. And don’t worry if you join a little late – there’s plenty of time to catch up.
This year, we are offering active participants a free bespoke M.A beanie hat to wear to help boost fundraising and awareness during the rest of your challenge. You’ll receive an email from us explaining how to get yours once your page has received more than £10 in donations (the minimum amount to cover our costs). Please don’t forget to check your spam and junk folders in case it lands there!
To take part, you’ll need to create your fundraising page by clicking on the orange “Start fundraising” button on our team page here. This will attach it to the overall Step Up the M.A. campaign on Just Giving so we can see how you’re all doing.
If you need a sponsor form for offline donations or a paper step logging sheet, they can be found below:
We also have other resources available for you to print on our resources page linked below:
Please do also share your journeys on our social media channels – be sure to use the #StepUpForTheMA hashtag so we can see you Stepping Up and cheer you on!
We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.