ABOUT THE FRONTLINE WALK
What is the Virtual Frontline Walk?
The Virtual Frontline Walk is a personal challenge that can be completed at any location. You can do it at your pace anywhere in the world. It can be completed in lots of smaller walks, as part of your day to day life or even as one big walk.
How do I find my local WWI and WWII memorials and cemetries?
We recommend using CWGC app ‘War Graves’ to find WWI and WWII cemeteries or memorials in memorials in your local area. You can find more information here.
How do I keep track of my walk?
We recommend using the Strava app/website to track your walks. Strava can be linked with your fundraising page so you can share your progress with your friends and family.
What is Strava?
Strava is an app that allows you to track your athletic activity using a compatible GPS device and then upload your activity to your Strava account from the device directly.
How do I link my page with Strava?
If you have a Strava account, you can now track your workouts on your Virtual Frontline Walk fundraising page!
If you do not yet have a Strava account, please create one here prior to following the below steps.
To connect your fundraising page account with Strava, simply follow the below instructions.
- Sign into your fundraising page account /website link/ using your ordinary log in details.
- Select your name and select the 'Account' option on the drop-down menu.
- Once you are inside your page account, select 'Manage Connections.
- Select the 'Strava' button.
- Follow the prompts to approve the connection between your fundraising page account and your Strava account.
- You will be redirected back inside your account. You can now see that you're connected.
What is the fundraising target?
We ask that you raise as much as you can. No matter how big or small your target is we are here to help you. How about aiming for one of the below targets to get you started?
- Raise £50 to get your Frontline Walk remembrance cross
- Raise £100 to get your Fundraising Army buff
- Raise £150 to get your Frontline Walk t-shirt
- Raise £250 to get your Frontline Walk mug
When you register for the Virtual Frontline Walk you’ll also be enrolled into our Fundraising Army. The more you raise the higher you’ll rise through the ranks – click here to see the ranks you can achieve. Challenge yourself to see how high you can get, will you make it to Captain?
Why do I have to raise money and where does it go?
The Virtual Frontline Walk is a fundraising event for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, with the money raised going towards helping soldiers, veterans and their families in times of greatest need. Find out more about who we’ve helped on our ‘Stories’ section.
Can I get help with fundraising?
Of course, the National Events Team is always at the end of the phone so please drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 020 7901 8913. We can help with ideas, answer your queries and provide you with any fundraising materials you may need – collection tins, t-shirts, wristbands etc. We are here to help you!
Is Gift Aid included in my fundraising target?
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity policy, like that of many other charities, is that Gift Aid is not included in sponsorship targets.
Can I fundraise online?
Absolutely – online fundraising is a fantastic way for you to collect sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues, particularly those you don’t see every day. From your donors’ point of view, it is a quick, easy and secure method of donating. When you register for the event an online fundraising page is automatically created for you. This is your page, add your picture, write some text about what you’re doing and why, set your fundraising target, then send the link out to everyone you have ever met so that they can sponsor you easily and securely.
Can I add offline donations to my fundraising page?
Yes - you can add offline donations to your page, just follow these instructions here.
Can we fundraise jointly as a team?
Yes – it can make your fundraising target easier to meet if you fundraise together. You will even have a team fundraising page which is created automatically when you register as a team.
Any other questions?
If you have more questions, please feel free to contact Wiola Michalek on WMichalek@soldierscharity.org or 0207 9018 913.