Dialog Box

FAQ's

I am having trouble registering or with my fundraising page. Can you help? 

We sure can! You can contact our friendly team on 03 9830 2122 or by emailing shutupchallenge@mnd.org.au.

How do I nominate my friends? 

By telling the world! You can let everyone know who you've nominated via your preferred communication method, whether it be via social media, phone, email or carrier pigeon. Remember, the more public your nomination, the harder it will be for them to say no.

Can I add people to my team after I register? 

Absolutely! On your team fundraising page, click on “invite members” located under the team members section at the bottom of the page. From here, insert up to five (5) team invitations at a time.

Do I have to Shut Up! for the whole 12 hours? 

We get it, 12 hours is a long time. But that's the point of The Challenge. These 12 hours of silence help spread one powerful message. Workplaces can also adapt The Challenge to suit their business hours - it's the perfect way to get some quiet time and support a great cause.

When do the 12 hours start?

It's your choice! From midday to midnight, from sunrise to sunset, from 10 am to 10 pm - you decide the right time for you.

What if I slip up and speak? 

Here at MND Victoria, we are very forgiving and understanding, you're only human! We trust that you will keep track and if you slip up and speak, perhaps donate to yourself. Think of it like a speak jar.

Can I Shut Up! on a different day? 

We are asking everyone to Shut Up! on Thursday 28 October 2021, but you can do The Challenge on a day that works best for you!

Do I have to fundraise? 

Whilst fundraising is an optional part of The Challenge, we do encourage it. Every gift, no matter how big or small, makes a difference, with over 70% of MND Victoria's income coming from the generosity of people like you.

What if I have cash to donate? 

Every dollar counts! If you have cash to donate, contact us via 03 9830 2122 or by emailing shutupchallenge@mnd.org.au - so we can add it to your fundraising total.

Where is the money going? 

All money raised through Shut Up! For MND directly supports Victorians living with MND by funding the direct care, support and vital assistive equipment required to help them live better for longer. Find out more.

Can't find the answer you're looking for? 

We're here to help! Give our friendly team a call on 03 9830 2122 or email us at shutupchallenge@mnd.org.au.

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