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1 in 3 challenge: FAQs

What is the 1 in 3 challenge? 

The 1 in 3 challenge is a virtual fundraising event, where supporters sign up to move 3km every day in September as a way to fundraise for Abortion Support Network. We hope it will be a fun way to get moving every day, as well as raising vital funds for our work!  

What will I get for taking part?  

Every participant who raises £30 or more will get a free ASN running shirt, and be entered into a prize draw to win a beautiful print by Fuchsia MacAree. (There will be other opportunities to win a print during the month, so keep an eye on our social media channels!) 

You’ll also be part of a wonderful, supportive community who will be cheering you on all the way! 

What if I hate running? 

That’s fine! We don’t mind how you choose to move your 3km or what your pace is. Join us to move 3k a day in September – walking, running, swimming, cycling, or however you like.  

Do I need to be in a team? 

You can sign up to take on your own or as part in a team. You can also set your own distance target in the platform. 

Why 1 in 3? 

1 in 3 UK women will have an abortion by the age of 45, but most of Europe doesn’t have adequate abortion access. We are asking our amazing network of supporters to take one of three actions to support abortion access this month – find more info on the main page.  

How does ASN use the funds we raise? 

ASN is a small charity tackling a big problem: people across Europe need abortions, but are not able to access them due to bad laws, lack of services, stigma, and cost. The funds you raise will help us provide information, practical support, and financial assistance for people who are forced to travel for an abortion. The impact of your support is incredible: every year our helpline volunteer team are able to support hundreds of people with information, referrals, and financial assistance for those who can’t afford the cost alone.  

I am in the clinic and recovering from the surgery, I should leave soon and go home to Poland. What you have done for me is indescribable – you have saved my life. I am very grateful to you and thank you very much for help and devotion to me. I hope that all this will give me even more strength to fight against what is happening in Poland so that each of us can have a choice.

ASN client, 2022

How can I take part? 

Head to our event platform to register and create your fundraising page. From there, you’ll be able to join or create a team, and connect your page to your Strava profile which will make it even easier to track your progress. 

How do I get started with fundraising? 

Once your fundraising page is up and running, a great way to get started is to share your page on social media. You’ll be able to share your page straight away, and then as often as you like during September as you complete your activities. You can also share your page with friends, family and colleagues, and we’ll be able to share your updates too. Make sure you tag ASN on our social media channels!  

Who do I contact for support? 

Our fundraising team are here to help you from now to the finish line. Send us an email: [email protected].  

Sign up to the 1 in 3 challenge