​2000 Squats In November

Thank you for joining the Refuge 2000 Squats in November challenge. We cannot wait to see what you achieve and will be with you for every squat you complete!
We want everyone taking part in this challenge to be safe doing so. Please follow coronavirus government guidance when taking part in this challenge. If you receive a notification to self-isolate, please adhere to this and do not participate outside of your home.
Below are some frequently asked questions about the challenge.

Signing up to the event

Q. I just signed up, now what?

A. Firstly, make sure you have joined the Facebook group. Click ‘Join Group’. Once you’re in, you can get your pack, including a t-shirt, get tips, be inspired and find out anything you want to know about the challenge!

Q. How do I get a free t-shirt and fundraising pack 

A. You can order your limited edition free challenge t-shirt and fundraising pack here. Please allow up to 10 working days for your fundraising pack and t-shirt to arrive. T-shirts are being sent out from the 1st October.

Q. What are the t-shirt size measurements?

A. S 35/37″ M 38/40″ L 41/43″ XL 44/46″ 2XL 47/49″ 3XL 50/52″

Q. Is it possible to buy more t-shirts?

A. You can purchase a standard Refuge t-shirt through our online webshop here. Please note the cost of the t-shirt does not come to Refuge.

Q. Can I get a t-shirt for my child?

A. Yes! You can order a free standard Refuge t-shirt for your child here. Please note these are not the challenge specific t-shirts but the standard Refuge t-shirt.


Q. Do I have to fundraise to take part in the challenge?

A. Yes, this event is a fundraising challenge. Every pound you raise will help Refuge continue to support 7,000 women, children and men on any given day. Just £10 could provide a woman arriving at a refuge with the essentials she needs for her first night. Every pound helps!

Q. How do I set up a Facebook Fundraiser?

A. Just click on this link. Make sure you change the end date to the 1st June so that it does not close early. There are videos of how to do this in the announcements section of the group.

Q. How do I get started with my fundraising?

A. Here are 3 tips for your fundraising:

  1. Make a personal donation to your page. This will show your friends and family that you are committed to the challenge and fundraising for Refuge
  2. Share your page around payday when people are feeling generous
  3. Make it fun – you could organise a sweepstake asking supporters to guess the total number of steps you will complete during the challenge and donate to your page. You could find a prize for the closest guess (even if it is just a shout out on your page).

Q. How do I edit my fundraiser end date?

A. Go to your Facebook fundraising page, select Manage, Edit Fundraiser and change the end date to the 10th December 2021. We have videos of how to do this in the announcements section of the group. If your page has already ended, unfortunately you cannot reopen it. You will need to set up a new fundraising page and change the end date.

Q. How do I raise money?

A. Once you have set up your fundraising page, start sharing it on your social media channels. Make sure you add a picture to your fundraising page and explain why you are taking part in this event for Refuge. All the money raised on your page will go directly to Refuge so you do not have to worry about that.

Q. Can I fundraise outside of Facebook?

A. Yes! We also have Just Giving fundraisers. You can create a page on the Just Giving website, then share the link with chosen family and friends only. Create your page here.

Q. Is there a fundraising target?

A. There is no set fundraising target for this challenge. We just ask that you raise as much as you can. You could aim for £52 which could provide a mother and her children a safe night’s stay in a refuge. Or increase your target to £185 which could help fund the running of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for an hour, providing lifesaving information to women wishing to flee.

Q. Where does the money go when people donate to my fundraiser?

A. All funds donated to your fundraising page go to Refuge. The money raised from this event will help Refuge support 7,000 women, men and children on any given day. Domestic abuse should not be tolerated and your fundraising will help Refuge provide specialist services and campaign for change.

Q. How do I pay in fundraising?

A. You can donate directly to the 2000 Squats Just Giving campaign here. If you have collected the money, please ensure you do not tick the Gift Aid box.

Taking part in the challenge 

Q. When can I start?

A. The challenge starts on the 1st November. If you need to start a little earlier or later then that is okay too.

Q. Do I need to provide evidence to the charity that I’ve done the challenge?

A. This is a self-recorded challenge and you don’t need to prove that you have done the challenge. It is a community coming together not a competition. As long as you challenge yourself, that is all we ask.

Q. What if I don’t complete the challenge? 

A. The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. The important thing is that you’re doing something that challenges you. This will vary from person to person, so tailor the challenge however you like. It should be tough, but doable. You should feel satisfied when you finish it! Just do as much as you can.

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Have a question that hasn’t been answered? Email the events team at events@refuge.org.uk and we will respond within 2 working days to your question.