Night Without Light – FAQs

  • How do I sign up?

    You can sign up via our website if you’re part of a group or corporate. Just fill out your details on our form, set up your JustGiving page, and you’re good to go!

    If you’d like to take part as an individual, then click here to sign up. You’ll be directed to our Shopify store, to pay your registration fee of £15. You’ll also receive a solar light.

  • 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 24 hours, please contact [email protected] to confirm.

  • Is there a registration fee?

    Yes, to sign up as an individual for Night Without Light, there is a registration fee of £15. You will receive your very own Night Without Light pack in the post to help you through your evening, including a solar light.

  • Do I need to fundraise to take part?

    There is a fundraising target of £30! We’d recommend asking your friends and family for sponsorship- going a Night Without Light is no easy task.

  • 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 to do. 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 on [email protected] who would be happy to provide you with further details.

  • I want to donate £30 for taking part instead of fundraising. How can I do that?

    Great, you can head to the donation page on our website. Please reference Night Without Light, so we can record you have made a donation, and thank you.

  • Will you accept match funding by my employer?

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

  • When will I receive my Night Without Light pack?

    We will be sending out all packs the week before the event, so keep an eye out for the post in early October!

  • 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?

    When you pay your £15 registration fee this will include a solar light! If you’d like any extras, you can buy 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?

    Using your solar light will help you see throughout your evening. You’ll also be receiving some activity ideas in your pack, which you will receive the week before Night Without Light takes place.

  • 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.