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What better way to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of London and the surrounding areas than to do a London charity walk and raise some money for a great cause as you trek? We’ll be delighted if you choose to support the life-changing and life-saving work of Alder Hey Children’s Charity by raising sponsorship donations for completing a London charity walk. See more about how the funds raised will help children and their families here. Read on to find some of the biggest organised charity walks London in 2019.
The Thames Trek involves around 2,000 people walking a distance of 25km around some of the most famous sights of London; taking in a number of London’s most famous bridges, there is a stop half-way for free refreshments. You can join up as an individual or a team and everyone gets a medal and a t-shirt when they complete the charity walk in London. Entry fees depend on which basis you choose to enter the event, starting from £5.
28th September 2019 is the London Marathon walk, where walkers that are up for the challenge take on the 26-mile course that winds around some of London’s most iconic landmarks. There is a half-distance option if you think that it’s more your pace. Starting off in Bloomsbury Square Garden, the route takes in St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Regent’s Canal, Regent’s Park and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and more. Entry costs vary, depending on which basis you choose to enter the event, and start from £29.
Doing your own charity walk in London
If there isn’t an organised charity walk in London that you fancy doing, you can always organise your own sponsored walk around a part of the city that you use to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Making the walk a bit of a personal challenge is a good way to maximise the sponsorship you might be able to gather. However, you should always plan your route and walking challenge carefully, make sure you’re not putting yourself at risk in any way and its always advised that you do charity walks London with at least one other person or a group. Make sure you take refreshments with you so you can stay hydrated and fuelled for the whole walk.
If you’re going to be doing any kind of charity walk in London to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, make sure that you take a look at our downloadable fundraising pack. Let us know what you’re doing to help us by calling our Fundraising Office on 0151 252 5716 so that we can help support you and your efforts.
To help make it easier for people to sponsor you and donate to the cause, you might want to set up an online fundraising page on either Just Giving or Virgin Giving Money. These sites can deal with gift aid when applicable, as each person donates, and will transfer the money raised to Alder Hey Children’s Charity after the event.
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