Ready for an exciting challenge and the chance to support your national LGBTQ+ press? GCN 100K in May is back!
This time last year, so many of our wonderful supporters got involved to walk, jog or run 100k throughout the month – setting themselves a personal fitness challenge and raising some much-needed funds for yours truly in the process.
GCN celebrates 34 years in publishing this year and like many other charitable organisations, lockdown had a massive impact on our ability to raise funds over the last couple of years in order to continue providing a free, independent LGBTQ+ media resource for the community and its allies in Ireland.
We also know how important it is for our community to get active and stay active for our physical and mental wellbeing. Last year’s campaign showed us the power of connecting as a community and how better to raise some much-needed funds for your national LGBTQ+ press than to hit the streets, set a challenge and get moving. Good for us, good for you!
This year, the entire team at GCN is participating and we couldn’t be more excited to take on this challenge for a cause so close to our hearts.
Alongside our eternal thanks, we will have special discount codes to use at shop.gcn.ie on some of our gorgeous brand new merch for folks who join the #GCN100KinMay challenge.
To get in touch about the challenge throughout the month, you can email [email protected].
How do I join the 100k in May?
You can start your own #GCN100KinMay challenge: Walk, jog or run 100k in May too and get your friends and family to donate by creating your own fundraiser page by simply clicking here.
Track and share your updates on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram tagging us and using the #GCN100KinMay hashtag.
I’d just like to donate!
You can also head to make a donation directly here, filling out the form below.
How do I track and share my progress?
Team GCN will be tracking their progress through the Map My Run app and will share their updates. Feel free to use your preferred running app. Sharing is caring so why not share your progress on your Facebook Fundraiser page or any other social media using #GCN100KinMay.
What is a Facebook Fundraiser page?
It’s a page you can create in under a minute within Facebook or Instagram and raise money to support GCN, Ireland’s free LGBTQ+ press. 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 GCN.
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. You can do the same for Instagram. If you don’t extend the date the default setting by Facebook is 14 days so your fundraiser will end after this time.
How can I encourage donations on my online fundraiser?
Make sure to post your progress on your fundraising page. This can be as frequently as you like, whatever works for you. Posting your distance means sponsors can see how you’re progressing with the challenge and it means that at the end of May we can see you have completed the challenge.
How will I receive the discount codes?
We’ll get in touch with you wonderful people who supported #GCN100KinMay to redeem your voucher codes.
If you want to find out other ways you can support Ireland’s free LGBTQ+ press visit www.gcn.ie/support.
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