Anyone across the country can organise their own Sleep Walk. We will fully support you through all the aspects of organising your walk, from mapping out the route, to participant recruitment and fundraising. You can organise your Sleep Walk anytime, but we recommend you select a date between 18 November to 18 December.
Organise your own
Organising your own Sleep Walk
This winter bring together your friends, colleagues, or community to walk to raise funds for our vital work fighting homelessness. You’re in charge – choose a date, distance, and route that works for you, and walk in solidarity with people facing homelessness in your area.
Across the country, far too many people are living with homelessness and bad housing. Help us take a stand and tackle the housing crisis head on.
How it works
Sign up to create your own walk
Set up your online fundraising page
Download your organiser’s pack
Recruit walkers and plan your walk
Raise money and get walking!
Want help organising your own Sleep Walk? We’re there every step of the way. Take a look at our FAQs.
Once you have registered you will receive your Organiser’s Guide, which contains information on all aspects of organising a charity walk from how to map out a route to promoting your event to friends and family to join you as well as fundraising. The events team will also be on hand to answer any questions you have.
We will also send you regular emails with lots of useful tips to help you along the way. You can also join the organise your own Sleep Walk Facebook group, where we will post helpful hints and information. You can share ideas and get help from other Sleep Walk organisers.
It’s free to register to organise your own Sleep Walk and there is no minimum fundraising target. You will be given the option to donate towards your Organiser’s Guide when you sign up – this will be posted out to you within two weeks from registering. We ask you do fundraise to support Shelter’s vital work to help those in bad housing or homelessness this winter.
As the organiser, when you register you will receive a walker pack which will include your Organisers Guide, Shelter scarf, stickers and a Sleep Walk ribbon in the post two weeks from when you sign up. You will also be able to download invites, posters, arrows, and start and finish signs online.