The StarJump Challenge FAQs

Welcome to our FAQs help page! Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the StarJump Challenge:

What is the Star Jump Challenge

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The PCYC StarJump Challenge is a charity fundraising event for the Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) in NSW. It has been organised to raise money for our range life changing youth programs.

The PCYC StarJump Challenge took place between 1st - 31st March 2023. Participants commit to star jumping every day during this period, and fundraising for PCYC's programs. Participants can join and fundraise either as individuals or in teams, and they can choose to donate directly to their local club, or to the PCYC NSW non-profit organisation as a whole.

Who can take part?

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Everyone! All stars are welcome.

Whether you’re an individual, a workplace, a school, a team, or a bunch of mates you can take part in The PCYC StarJump Challenge. 

You can set your own star jump goal - deciding how many star jumps you’ll commit to do each day. When you sign up to The PCYC StarJump Challenge, we’ll help you kick off your fundraising and start planning your challenge. As March approaches, you’ll receive more tips and support to help you raise awareness and funds.

Together, we’ll help give our youth a brighter future.

How much does it cost to register?

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Nothing. It’s free to sign up to make sure everyone can join us and be a Star!

How does it work?

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Once you sign up, you’ll receive a fundraising page and access to PCYC StarJump Challenge resources. You’ll choose the number of star jumps you’ll do each day throughout the month of March 2024 (dates TBC), and spread the word to your friends and family. Fundraising is open from the time you join, and top and early fundraisers will have the chance to win prizes!

From the moment you sign up, we’ll be there with tips and support to help you.

When and where is The Star Jump Challenge?

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The StarJump Challenge 2023 took place every day from 1st to 31st March - dates for 2024 will be released later this year.

What do I have to do?

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Do as many star jumps every day in March 2024 (dates TBC) and ask your friends and family to sponsor you to raise money for PCYC NSW's life changing youth programs.

Where do the funds go that I raise?

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The funds you raise will go to PCYC NSW, and will go toward the continued implementation of our most effective life changing youth programs. You can choose to support a specific PCYC club, or the PCYC NSW non-profit organisation as a whole.

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

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There's no minimum fundraising target, and no limit on the amount you can raise. We'd love you to raise as much as you can. Level up the more you fundraise! To help you stay motivated, we've got some amazing prizes available as you hit fundriasing milestones along the way.

Every dollar you raise will help young people across NSW. If you're stuck on how to boost your fundraising, please give us a call on (02) 9625 9111 or email us at starjump@pcycnsw.org.au

How do I update my fundraising goal?

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Log into your PCYC StarJump Challenge account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.

How do I bank any offline fundraising money I raise?

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The best way to bank your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit or debit card. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.

What resources are available to help me fundraise?

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Your online fundraising page makes it easy for you to get donations and spread the word about The PCYC StarJump Challenge.

We’ve also created resources to help you fundraise, some of which can be found from your fundraising page’s dashboard. Also check our website for downloadable fundraising resources to help make you a star in The PCYC StarJump Challenge!

Can I post my photos or details on PCYC’s social media pages?

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Absolutely! We’d love to see what a star you are. You can post your photos and use #pcycstarjumpchallenge. Don’t forget that sharing photos of you doing your star jumps will show your supporters that you’re committed to the challenge.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?

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We're always here to help. Give us a call on (02) 9625 9111 or email us at starjump@pcycnsw.org.au.

We are also available on our social media channels. Get in touch!

I've shared my page on Facebook asking for donations using the Facebook Donate button. Will the money I raise come to PCYC?

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Yes. However, we recommend you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to raise money for The StarJump Challenge, as we can’t link any donations back to your fundraising page.

If you’ve already set up a post, we suggest that you:

1. Delete the post, as this is the only way to remove the Facebook Donate button; and
2. Create a new Facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the ‘Donate’ button.

Why aren't the donations I'm receiving through Facebook showing up on my fundraising page?

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Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t link them to your PCYC StarJump Challenge fundraising page. Given these limitations, we recommend you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to fundraise.

If you’d like your Facebook friends and followers to donate to The PCYC StarJump Challenge, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.