The Animal March is back!
It’s time again for Tenerife’s biggest ever exercise challenge!
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of rescue animals, at the same time as getting fit and connecting with nature?
Last year, we saw a team of people from all over the world come together to take on The Animal March, attempting 100km over the month of March, and raising over $20,000, helping us to buy our neighbouring land and secure the future of our sanctuary!
This year The Animal March is back, and we are gearing up to be bigger and better than ever before! This year, we want to raise €50,000, to help us continue to care for and rescue all the animals who tragically come our way after suffering horrific abuse and neglect.
So what is The Animal March?
The Animal March is a virtual exercise challenge to commit to taking on 100 km over the month of March. You can sign up from anywhere in the world, and you can walk it, run it, or even swim it!
You can do it with a buddy a dog, or just riding solo! At the same time, you register for your free t-shirt, create your fundraiser (on Facebook/Gofundme or offline) and you get your friends and family to sponsor you to take part! It’s that simple!
For a full list of FAQ’s see the bottom of this page!
Register for the challenge and order your free t-shirt!
Join the FB community to meet your team mates!
Share your fundraiser with your friends and family!
Ready to join team Animal March 2024?
We loved being a part of The Animal March and taking on the challenge. As ex-volunteers to the sanctuary, we really valued being able to help out from so far away, and it also gave us a good reason to get out and get some exercise! And even better to be able to do it for the animals we used to work for! Great experience, and we’ll be ready for 2024! -- Izzie and Anton
No matter how you take on this challenge, every single step you take and donation you raise, will help us to continue to provide our life saving work to the animals of this Island, and make sure that we will always be able to say yes to an animal that has suffered at the hands of humans, and continue to provide a safe haven for all the animals of Tenerife for now and for many years to come.
How else can you be involved?
Don’t have Facebook but still want to join?
No problem! Drop us an email to email@example.com and we’ll help you get set up with a Gofundme, or a paper sponsorship form! Last year we raised thousands from offline donations, and are so grateful for anyway you want to take on the challenge!
Signing up as a school or sports team?
Amazing, team work makes the dream work! If you are coming as a group we will also give you a free tour/school trip of the sanctuary so you can see all the animals you have raised money for! Send us an email with the details to; firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call/shoot us a Whatsapp message to +34672350505 and we will help you get organised!
There’s no such thing as a silly question! Take a look at our dropdown boxes below to answer some of your most important questions, and for anything else, please drop us an email at email@example.com! Good luck and we’ll see you at the starting line!
Q.📣When do I get my t-shirt and welcome pack?
We will start sending out t-shirts from the beginning of February and it normally takes about 10 working days from when you register (not including weekends) to get your t-shirt. Please note; as we are a small charity, due to high delivery costs we can only deliver t-shirts to people who are living in either the UK or on the Island of Tenerife, so make sure to email us for your e-welcome pack, and we encourage you to wear whatever t-shirt you like, or make your own!
Q.📣 What is the challenge/what do I have to do?
The challenge is to walk, run or jog 100 km over the month of March! You can do this with your favourite four legged friend, with a buddy, a group, or just flying solo! It works out to be just over 3km a day! You can use our activity tracker by going to your socialsync fundraiser and going to “activity”, write them on your distance tracker that we send, and share your photos/videos to the group!
Q.📣 What if I can't do 100km?
We celebrate diversity here at Tenerife Horse Rescue, and believe that every human and animal is perfectly unique, with different skills and strengths. Therefore we want this challenge to be as accessible as possible. Maybe you're taking it on with a child, maybe you'd prefer to shorten the amount of miles to fit your life style or abilities, perhaps you're a super-athlete who wants to double the distance! We're all in this together, so it's your challenge, your way.
Q.📣 When does my challenge start?
The challenge officially starts on the 1st March, but we encourage everyone to start getting some practise walks in during February, test out those old walking boots!
Q.📣 How do I prove how I’ve done my kilometers?
Make sure to update your activity tracker, which you can access by logging into your Socialsync fundraiser here, and clicking “activity”! You can take a screenshot to share with the group! Also, by sharing updates in the Facebook group you will be helping to keep others motivated, and we’d love a photo of you and your walking buddy in the group too!
Q.📣 What is a Facebook fundraiser?
It is a fundraising page that you set-up and run within Facebook. You can also post updates, invite your friends and family, and share it with your loved ones on your News feed! Create yours here https://socialsync.app/s/QQq7wkDRwbj/el-dz6r37xrd489
Q.📣 What is a Socialsync fundraiser?
Socialsync is a fundraising platform that you can use to get donations outside of facebook! We’ve created one for supporters in the UK amid the Facebook fundraiser issues, but if you are outside the UK and have registered, we created for you a Socailsync fundraiser too! Jump on the link below to log in and grab the URL to your fundraiser to share! https://socialsync.app/s/QQq7wkDRwbj/el-dz6r37xrd489
Q.📣 How do I share it with my Facebook friends?
It’s really important to share your FB fundraiser with your family and friends so they can see what you’re doing! You can do this my going to typing in “fundraisers” in the search bar on your Facebook homefeed, selecting your fundraiser from the list, then scrolling down to hit the big blue button, “SHARE!” You can also click this link here ... You can share videos, pictures, and posts to your Facebook fundraiser page and on your personal Facebook page. For friends and family who aren't on Facebook, the easiest way to do it is to ask them for the cash donation, then you can pay it straight into your bank account yourself The more you post, the more people will see it, and the closer you’ll get to your goal!
Q.📣 How do I find the Facebook group?
Follow this link to get onto the group, where there will be exciting prizes, plenty of support and an amazing community to help you succeed! www.facebook.com/groups/theanimalmarch. See you there!
Q.📣 How do my friends donate?
There is a donate button on the Facebook fundraiser, which is simple and quick to use from either a mobile, tablet or laptop device! Or you can send them to link to your Socialsync fundraiser if they don’t have Facebook :) You can also download a paper sponsorship form to take into your work place!
Q.📣 What if my friends and family don't have Facebook ?
That's no problem at all! They can use your Socialsync fundraiser, or they can either give you the money in cash or via bank transfer, then you can pay it into your Facebook fundraiser yourself!
Q.📣 What is the best way to raise more money with Facebook fundraisers?
Make it personal and make it fun! Share about your favourite animal, why you want to support Tenerife Horse Rescue! Post regular updates on your Facebook fundraisers to make people feel involved in your challenge. Post videos. Post Selfies. Tag friends. The more likes and comments, the more money you will raise so be as creative as you can be! And don't be shy to keep moving your fundraising target up the closer to get to it! People are more motivated to support you if you are close to your target, rather than if you have hit it!
Q.📣 Why is my fundraiser set up in Pounds sterling?
We have noticed that some of the fundraisers are being set up in pounds sterling rather than the currency of the country you are in. As we are being supported by an English company for this, a lot of the fundraisers will have the final total amount in pounds sterling, however anyone who is donating to you will be able to donate in their own currency, wherever they are. It will have no impact on the money raised, just is easier for us to process
Q.📣 Why is my Facebook fundraiser not working?
We are so sorry to hear you are experiencing a bit of a Facebook glitch at the moment! Sometimes Facebook has some problems, but don’t forget you can use your personal Tenerife Horse Rescue fundraiser by going here..
Q.📣 How much money do I have to raise?
There is no minimum sponsorship target to take part in the challenge. Every penny counts! The more money you can raise, the more support we can provide to animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Most people are aiming for the £200 mark, but you do whatever you can! To find out more about how the money you raise makes a difference visit our website here
Q.📣 What if I don't finish the challenge?
That is no problem at all! This is a challenge not a competition, it may not be possible for everyone to do the full 100km, or life might get in the way! Either way you are still raising funds and awareness for this amazing charity, and we are so grateful to have you on board! If you have any other questions that are not answered here, ask in the group and an admin will help you, or pop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! Best of luck!