Calling all bookworms, bibliophiles and everyone who loves to read. Let’s Turn the Page for bone and soft tissue cancer this February.
At Sarcoma UK, we know too well what it is like to be affected by cancer – any kind of cancer – it’s why we are determined to ensure that everyone gets the best treatment, care, information and support available and to create the treatments of the future.
Join our private Facebook Group and we’ll give you all the details to sign up.
About the challenge
What is Turn the Page?
Turn the Page is a 29-day reading challenge. Read every day in February and be a part of the next chapter for sarcoma research, treatments and support.
Do I have to read anything specific?
You are free to read whatever you wish to, fiction or non-fiction, newspapers or articles. You can read on your e-reader or a traditional paperback, or why not try an audiobook? The choice is yours. Remember, if you really enjoy a book to recommend it in the Facebook group, you may find someone else has picked up that title!
How much should I read?
We know reading habits vary person to person so all we’re asking is for you to commit to reading something each day. If you want to challenge yourself e.g. read a book a week or 29 pages every day for 29 days, please feel free to! This is your challenge your way and you can read as much as you like.
How do I prove I’ve been reading?
We trust you will be honest with your reading challenge, but we recommend sharing your progress with friends and family to encourage sponsorship! Download and print this handy tracker to keep a note of your reading throughout the month.
Who can take part in the challenge?
You need to be 18 years or more to register for this challenge and to set up a fundraising page. However, under-18s are more than welcome to join the challenge accompanied by an adult. We think Turn the Page is the perfect family fundraising activity for those wintery February evenings!
How do I take part?
How do I sign up?
To take part in the challenge, join our private Turn the Page Facebook group (think of it as an online book club!).
Once you have joined group, you can register for the Turn the Page challenge and receive your free Sarcoma UK bookmark.
I don’t have Facebook. Can I still take part?
Yes of course – you can take part in Turn the Page online and offline! If you want to fundraise online, you can set up a JustGiving page instead of a Facebook fundraiser. Share your JustGiving page with friends and family to let them know that you’re taking on this challenge.
Fill out this form and click on the JustGiving option at the bottom to get started.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our fundraising team at email@example.com.
How do I get my Sarcoma UK bookmark?
How do I order my bookmark?
When you fill out the registration form, we will automatically send you a free bookmark to help motivate you through your Turn the Page challenge.
Please note that bookmarks are limited to one per registration so everyone who would like a bookmark must register and we do have a limited supply. When our stock runs out we will not have any more – so be quick!
How long will my bookmark take to arrive?
Your bookmark will take up to one week to arrive once you have placed your order.
How do I raise funds?
How do I set up a Facebook Fundraiser?
It’s easy and takes only a couple of clicks. Follow this link to register and set up a fundraiser.
How do I set up a JustGiving page?
Is there a minimum fundraising target?
There is no minimum fundraising amount; raise whatever you like!
How much of the donations go directly to the charity?
100% of the donations from your Facebook Fundraiser and JustGiving page will come directly to Sarcoma UK, the bone and soft tissue cancer charity.
Can we fundraise as a group?
Yes. If you would like to fundraise as a group, then the lead fundraiser should complete the registration form and set up a fundraiser.
This page can be shared on behalf of the group. To receive your free bookmarks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your fundraiser and the names and emails of everyone taking part.
How do I get people to sponsor me?
Once you have set up your fundraiser, share it on your social media channels with your friends, family, and colleagues. Let them know how important this challenge is to you and how vital the money raised is to bone and soft tissue cancer patients and their loved ones.
I don’t want to use Facebook Fundraiser. How else can I fundraise for the challenge?
How can someone donate who is not on Facebook?
You can ask them to give you the donation and then you can add this to your fundraising page yourself. Or ask them to donate through our website, JustGiving or via a cheque sent to Sarcoma UK at 17/18 Angel Gate, City Road, London, EC1V 2PT.
If you do have anyone donating to your fundraiser through these channels, make sure they include your name and Turn the Page in the reference so we can attribute the donation to your fundraising.
Please note that we are not able to add offline donations to Facebook donate fundraisers.