The Star Jump Challenge FAQs

What is the Star Jump Challenge

The Star Jump Challenge is a fundraising event for the Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) in NSW. It has been organised to raise money for a much-needed mental health program for young people.

The Star Jump Challenge takes place every day of Youth Week 2021, April 16-24. Participants commit to completing star jumps everyday during this period either as individuals or in teams.

Who can take part?

Everyone! All stars are welcome.

Whether you’re an individual, a workplace, a team, a bunch of mates, or an entire PCYC club, you can take part in The Star Jump Challenge. There are three challenge levels to choose from to make the challenges accessible to everyone:

  • Silver Star- 50 star jumps per day
  • Gold Star - 250 star jumps per day
  • Supernova - 500 star jumps per day

When you sign up to The Star Jump Challenge, we’ll help you kick off your fundraising and start planning your day.

As Youth Week approaches, you’ll receive more tips and support to help you raise awareness and funds.

Together, we’ll help give young Australians a brighter future.

How much does it cost to register?

Nothing. It’s free to sign up!

How does it work?

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a fundraising page and access to Star Jump Challenge resources. You’ll choose the number of star jumps you’ll do each day during Youth Week, 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?

Every day of Youth Week, April 16 - 24. Star Jump at any time of the day that suits you, and anywhere that works for you.

Does The Star Jump Challenge need to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

Yes. If you’re joining as a team, you should adhere to social distancing rules, as well as the public and social gathering restrictions in your local area, state or territory.

You can find links to the latest information on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

What do I have to do?

Star Jump every day between of Youth Week (16-24 April) and ask your friends to sponsor you to raise money for PCYC's youth mental health program. Every jump will raise money to help young Australians.

Where do the funds go that I raise?

The funds you raise will go to PCYC NSW, and will be used to roll out a mental health program to help young Australians.

Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?

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!

Every dollar you raise will help young Australians improve their mental health and build resiliency through the PCYC mental health program. 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?

Log in to your Star Jump 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?

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

What resources are available to help me fundraise?

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

We’ve also created resources to help you fundraise. You can download all of these resources from your fundraising page’s dashboard. It’s all there to help you make you a star in The Star Jump Challenge!

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

Absolutely! We’d love to see what a star you are. You can post your photos and use #starjumpchallenge. 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?

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?

Yes. However, we recommend you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to raise money for The Star Jump 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?

Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t link them to your Star Jump 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 Star Jump Challenge, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.