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Fundraising events and coronavirus

20 March 2020

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In these uncertain times, we want to reassure our supporters and help provide you with all the information you need.

If you are a patient, we have written another blog which you can find here.

If you are fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Action, here are some frequently asked questions that may help:

We recommend that you follow the event organisers on Twitter as they will provide the latest updates on the challenge that you are taking part in - we will be doing the same and will contact all participants as soon as any race changes are announced. The event organisers are also likely to contact you via email if you are a registered participant.

All the fundraising you have already done is secure. If your challenge has a minimum fundraising target or deadline, these will be extended to accommodate the postponement of your event. If you need any assistance editing dates on your fundraising page, you can get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help.

We’d recommend you follow the latest government guidance and put the health and safety of you and your guests first. If you don’t feel comfortable holding your event, we completely understand and if you choose to go ahead with your event, we will continue to be here to support you with any fundraising advice and materials you may need.

Each event is likely to have different processes if/when cancelled or postponed and the event organisers will likely be in touch with each participant to discuss the potential impact of this. We are keeping in frequent contact with all of the event and trip organisers that we work with as the situation develops.

Yes! You could cover the distance you were supposed to in a local park or sign-up to an equivalent event later in the year. Please make sure you update your fundraising page to let your sponsors know and please do let us know as well. If you need some ideas or advice in coming up with a virtual version of your event, get in touch on fundraising@ovarian.org.uk