2000 Squat Challenge October 2019

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Could you do 2000 Squats in October?

The 2000 Squats Challenge for Women's Aid starts on 1st October and finishes on 31st October 2019!

How do I sign up?

To make sure you're ready, complete these 3 simple steps:

  1. Create your own 2000 Squats in October Facebook Fundraising Page: https://www.facebook.com/fund/womensaid.ie
  2. Register for your free starter pack: http://bit.ly/2kLwsdO 
  3. Join our Facebook 2000 Squats Challenge October 2019 group to log your progress and support everyone taking part: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2000SquatChallengeOctober2019/

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. How does the 2000 Squats challenge work?

The challenge is to do 2000 squats in the month of October 2019.

You can do this wherever and whenever suits you.

This is a personal challenge.  You do this in your own time and link in with the group.  You will find the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2000SquatChallengeOctober2019/

2. How do I track the squats I’ve done?

Download the Squat Tracker October 2019 to follow a suggested plan and track your progress.  

2000 Squats in October 2019

You can also do you create your plan. 

3. What is a squat and how do I do it?

A squat is a great way to strengthen your quads, glutes and lower back.  Check out this excellent video How to Do a Squat Correctly. 

Or check out this article Squats 101.

All you need are comfortable clothes and trainers. 

3. What is a Facebook Fundraiser page?

It’s a page you can create in under a minute within Facebook and raise money for Women’s Aid. Your friends will see that you have created it and will see every time you post a picture or update to the fundraiser.

You set your own target and end date.  The money goes directly to Women’s Aid.  

4. How do I change the target and/or the end date on my Facebook Fundraiser?

Go to your Facebook Fundraiser.  Click on the ‘More’ Option, select ‘edit fundraiser’, change the amount and/or the end date and save the changes.

If you don’t extend the date the default setting by Facebook is 7 days so your fundraiser will end after this time.

You can also set yourself a higher challenge than 2000 sqauts depending on your own fitness levels or progress made over the month.

5. Can I raise money off Facebook?

If you prefer to raise money off Facebook you can set up an online fundraising page over at EveryDayHero (https://nfp.everydayhero.com/ie/womensaid) or on the sponsorship card you receive in the post.

Register for your free starter pack (which includes sponsorship forms): http://bit.ly/2kLwsdO 

Contact cristin.rooney@womensaid.ie to register and to ask any questions you may have.

6. If I raise money off line (via the sponsorship card) how do I get that money to Women’s Aid?

Once you have collected your sponsorship you can either lodge directly to our bank:

Bank details:

REFERENCE: 2000 Squats & Your Name


BANK ADDRESS : 1 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2


SORT CODE: 93-10-12

ACCOUNT NO: 36298000


IBAN: IE60 AIBK 9310 1236 2980 00

Or return amount by cheque or postal order (made payable to Women's Aid) to Christina Sherlock, Women’s Aid, 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2.

Or you can donate via our website www.womensaid.ie/donate and make sure to mark 2000 Squats after your surname.

7. How can I encourage donations on my online fundraiser?

 If you could edit your fundraising pages name to include "2000 Squats in October” or some variation of this that would be great, just makes it easier for ourselves to identify you’re taking part in this challenge as opposed to fundraising for us separate to this.

  • Make sure to extend the end date on your Facebook fundraiser to at least November 1st as the default end date is 7 days after you created it.
  • From 1st October make sure to post your progress on your fundraising page. This can be as frequently as you like, whatever works for you.
  • Posting your squat count means sponsors can see how you’re progressing with the challenge and it means that at the end of October we can see you have completed it and send you out your exclusive pin and certificate of completion.

9. Do I have to post the number of squats I have done?

Yes. Post them to your Facebook Fundraiser page. And then for extra motivation, post it to the 2000 Squats in October group so everybody else can be inspired by your progress. In order for ourselves to issue you with your exclusive Challenge Completion Pack we need to be able to see that you’ve completed the challenge.

10. Can I start this in September?

The idea is that we all do this together in October 2019. We recommend getting a few sqauts done in September to get your fitness up for the 2000 squats target in October.  However, if you have started earlier that is absolutely fine too.

11. How does my fundraising efforts help women and children experiencing domestic abuse?

By taking part in the Work Out For Women you will raise much needed funds for Women’s Aid. You will help us keep our National Helpline open 24/7 so we can listen, believe and support women experiencing domestic violence. It will also help us promote our Helpline so that women know how to contact us and what we can do to help. With your support we can work with a woman from that very first call right through to one to one support, safety planning for her and her children, supporting her at court and with other legal issues. And because we want to prevent abuse, with your support, we can continue our campaign for young women which highlights dating abuse and controlling behaviour in relationships.  Thank you.

12. When will I get my sponsorship pack?

We plan to have everyone’s sponsorship packs out in the post beginning the week of 23rd September 2019.

13. What is in my sponsorship pack?

Your pack will include a Women’s Aid t-shirt, a sponsorship card, a bookmark and a pen. 

14. Can a refund be issued if the wrong amount was donated or a donation was made in error?

Unfortunately we can’t issue refunds through Facebook but people can request themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:

Send them to this link:


Select – I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook

Select – I want a refund for my donation(s)

Select – I made a donation by accident. Find their donation in the dropdown and request the refund.

You can also use this link if you have any other query about your facebook fundraising page.

15. My friend wants to complete the challenge also, how do they do this?

If someone else you know would like to take part in 2000 Squat Challenge they will also need to follow the same registration steps outlined in Point no. 3 above.  However, if you are fundraising together then they will not need to apply separately.

16. What do I receive upon completion of challenge?

If you’ve posted your progress and we can see that you have completed your 2000 Squats in October challenge we’ll send you out an exclusive pin and certificate of completion to mark your achievement.

Further questions?  Please post a comment in the Facebook Page or email Cristin at cristin.rooney@womensaid.ie