Walk for Home - Do your own walk

  • Anywhere
  • 1-8 December
  • Choose your own distance
  • Registration fee: Free
  • Sponsorship pledge: Try to raise £80

Walk for Home is the winter walking event that tackles homelessness.

This December, join walkers nationwide taking big steps to raise money to help give families a warm and safe place to call home. 

Get your friends and family together, pick a distance, and walk to help end homelessness.

How to get started

  1. Sign up - complete the registration form

  2. Choose a date - organise your walk anytime between 1- 8 December

  3. Plan your route - choose how far and where you'd like to walk, it's up to you!

  4. Get your community involved - walk with friends, family, colleagues or even your dog.

  5. Get fundraising – set up your fundraising page with JustGiving and check out our resources

  6. Set your fundraising goal – try to raise a minimum of £80.

Two people wearing shades and bobble hats take a selfie in a park smiling

What you’ll get

  • free bobble hat when you raise £20

  • a digital welcome pack with everything you need to know about Walk for Home  

  • all the resources you'll need to start fundraising  

  • support from our dedicated events team  

  • access to our fantastic online community of walkers by joining our Facebook Group

Natasha and family take a selfie on their Walk for Home route

How your walk helps end homelessness

We’re fighting for a future where everyone has a safe home. Many people don’t know where to turn to for help. People living in unsafe or unfit housing. People with no permanent place to call home. 

The incredible funds you raise from your walk could help us defend everyone’s right to a safe and secure home, and continue providing support to people who are facing homelessness.

Read our impact report

Hear stories from last year’s walkers

Did my walk today around not so sunny Rochdale. Got slightly drenched! The original intention was to complete 5k, but I kept going, motivated by the fact that not everyone has a warm home to go back to, like we do — Mellisa

Just completed our 10k, the children absolutely smashed it and they loved every minute Kerrie and family

Have any questions? Check out our FAQs

I haven’t received a confirmation email yet. Am I registered?

You should have received a confirmation email when you signed up – and if you haven’t, please check your junk mail.

If you still aren’t having any luck, please email walkforhome@shelter.org.uk and we’ll get it sorted.

Can anyone organise their own Walk for Home?

Yes. Walk for Home is open to everyone. You can cover your chosen distance in whichever way you're able, and adapt the challenge to suit your needs. Local councils can provide information about accessible walks in their areas, and there are also dedicated websites where you can search the routes.

When it comes to setting up your walk, we’ll support you every step of the way – from rallying your fellow walkers to raising money for the event.

So, get your friends, family, neighbours, colleagues (and even the dog) together, and get walking!

How far do I have to walk?

Your Walk for Home can be as long or short as you like, it’s up to you.

Sign up for Walk for Home - do your own walk

Before we start, we need to double check you are over the age of 18. If you’re under 18, please ask a parent or guardian to contact us on your behalf.

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