One of the easiest ways to raise money for charity is by joining in with any number of the sponsored walks that take place year round, all over the UK. Walking is not only easy for most people, it’s also really good for you, and a fun thing to do, all at the same time. Walking boosts your mood, exercises your heart, and provides all the benefits of fresh air and a healthy dose of vitamin D. What’s not to love?!
Fundraise the fun way with sponsored walks
If you want to do your bit for charity, sponsored walks are an amazing means of raising donations. It shows you’re proactive and willing to go that extra mile.
There are lots of ways you can make a sponsored walk fun and personal to you. A popular choice is group fancy dress. By coordinating your outfit with friends and wearing something wacky, you’ll draw all the right attention to your chosen charity.
Why not walk?
Running isn’t for all of us. Offering a less intense but equally rewarding experience; charity walks are the perfect alternative to sponsored runs. Whether it’s an event organised by the local community or a hike up Ben Nevis, there are walking challenges to suit all fundraisers.
Here are just a select few of our favourites from charity walks:
- Superhero Stroll: As the name suggests, St John’s Ambulance ask fundraisers to don fancy dress and take to the streets as their favourite superhero. Suitable for beginners and walkers of all ages, it’s a fantastic event that’s ideal for comic book lovers.
- Hadrian’s Wall Weekend: This walk allows fundraisers to immerse themselves in stunning scenery and heritage, whilst facing a tough physical challenge. It was designed by Discover Adventure for those with a passion for trekking; think you’ve got what it takes?
- The Gherkin Challenge: Breaking convention, the NSPCC are calling all fundraisers to reach the summit of one of London’s most famous landmarks – by stairs. Heading up 40 flights to the top of the Gherkin; it’s a tough walk but definitely worth it!
Walk for Life are dedicated to encouraging and promoting great walking campaigns as a means of healthy living and helping others. Click here for inspiration on how to organise your own Sponsored Walk. Good Luck!