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Throughout 2017, there will be a series of Foster Walks: family friendly 5k sponsored walks. Foster Walk is The Fostering Network's flagship fundraising event celebrating foster care and raising money to help us continue our work transforming fostered children’s lives.

A group of people at a Foster Walk eventThe walks are a chance for fostering families, fostering services, friends and supporters to get together for a great day out. When you register for a walk we will send you a fundraising pack with all you need to get your fundraising off to a great start.

Can't make one of our Foster Walks around the UK but would still like to fundraise for us? Read more about organising your own Foster Walk.

We've already hosted three successful Foster Walks in London, Cardiff and Glasgow. Browse our gallery of photos from these Foster Walks here


Register for Foster Walk Northern Ireland 2017

11.30am-3pm, 23 September 2017

  • Registration fee: £11.99 per family, £5.99 per adult, £25 for a group of up to 10 adults.
  • Fundraising target: £100 per family, £75 per individual or £150 per group.
  • Dress code: Comfortable walking gear and you can buy an official Foster Walk t-shirt here if you'd like to wear something branded on the day.

The 5k route will take us around the majestic Crawfordsburn Country park, just outside Belfast. The walk will be led and marshalled by staff and volunteers from The Fostering Network and we encourage everyone to bring a picnic along to enjoy at the end of the 5k route in the Meadow Suite.

For more information about Foster Walk contact our fundraising team.

Sign up for Foster Walk Northern Ireland here

See what a Foster Walk participant from 2017 has to say:

What a joy it was to participate in the #FosterWalk on Saturday.

What struck me most, was the sense of togetherness. There was a real sense of being part of something special and complete strangers were smiling and taking a look at our proudly worn 'Foster Walk' stickers.

The significance of 'family' is central to all that we do and Chrysalis Care are extremely proud to be part of The Fostering Network extended family.'

Joanna Oliver, Chrysalis Care

Organise a Foster Walk

Organising a Foster Walk in your area is a wonderful way to get together with foster families and others involved in fostering in your local community, raise money to support the work of The Fostering Network and to celebrate foster care – all at the same time!

By organising a Foster Walk you’ll be enabling us to help the 64,000 children and young people living with foster carers on any one day achieve the very best they can.

Register for a Foster Walk organiser’s pack

As soon as you register, our fundraising team will be in touch with a fundraising pack which includes:
  • organiser’s checklist
  • Foster Walk Guide
  • poster
  • sponsorship form.
Our fundraising team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have from event planning to fundraising advice.