Night Without Light – FAQs

  • How do I sign up?

    You can sign up via our website. Just fill out your details on our form, and you’re good to go! We’ll send you everything you need to make your evening a success.

  • I have just filled out the form but haven’t received a confirmation email, am I registered?

    We’re sorry that you haven’t received your confirmation email, please check your junk folder, as sometimes our emails land there. Or, if you still haven’t received it within 24hours, please contact [email protected] to confirm.

  • Is there a registration fee?

    There’s a recommended donation of £25 for participating, or we would encourage you to ask your friends and family to sponsor you to raise this amount.

  • I want to donate £25 for taking part, how can I do that?

    Great, you can head straight to the donation page on our website. Please reference “Night Without Light” when donating, so we can record your gift and thank you.

  • If I fundraise, how should I get my fundraising to you?

    We suggest you create a JustGiving page! It’s easy to set up, for your friends and family to donate, and your fundraising gets sent straight through to us so it’s one less step for you. Don’t forget to ask your family and friends to tick the Gift Aid box where possible, every extra bit really does help!

    Alternatively, you can donate over the phone, via our website or send in a cheque. Please get in touch with our supporter care team at [email protected] who will happily provide you with further details.

  • Will you accept match funding by my employer?

    Absolutely! Just pop us an email to [email protected] and let us know what details you will need from us in order for your employer to match your fundraising.

  • Can I get my family and friends involved?

    Yes! We’d love for you to spread the word and get everyone you know involved. Get your friends, family, colleagues, school and community group signed up. Experience a Night Without Light together.

  • I know I need to turn off my lights, but what about other electronic devices?

    To get the full experience, we’d recommend going without any electronic devices, including phones, TV and internet. However, if there’s anything you personally need for your health and safety or medical reasons then please don’t hesitate to use it.

  • Can I use a device e.g. my phone, if I’ve pre-charged it?

    We’d recommend you try going a full night without using any electronic devices, even if they are pre-charged. This will mean you get the full experience of a Night Without Light. As mentioned above, if you do need any devices for your personal health and safety or medical reasons please use them.

  • How long do I have to turn my lights off for?

    The challenge is to go without electricity from sunset, until sunrise the next day. So, that’s from roughly 6pm until 7am the next day.

  • How am I meant to see in the dark?

    We would recommend a solar light, of course! You can get one from the SolarAid Shop. Torches will help you see to move around, but if you choose to use candles, please take extra care as open flames always come with a risk.

  • What am I meant to do for the evening?

    Once you’ve decided on your alternative light source, you could read or play a board game for example.

  • How will spending a Night Without Light help?

    590 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in darkness when the sun goes down at 6pm, every night. By taking part and fundraising, you will not only be raising awareness but also vital funds to reach the most rural communities and ensure every home, school and clinic has safe, clean, solar power by 2030.

  • I’ve signed up but realised I’m now busy on the 13th October, what should I do?

    No problem, try a Night Without Light on another evening this week? We’d still love to hear from you about how it went, even if you did it on another evening.

  • I’ve still got questions! What can I do?

    We’d love to hear from you! Email our friendly supporter care team at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.