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Join us in celebrating five years of Foster Walks! Whether you want to organise your own or sign up to one that we put on, there is a series of Foster Walks for you to get involved with. Foster Walks are The Fostering Network's flagship fundraising events celebrating foster care and raising money to help us continue our work transforming fostered children’s lives...and they are fun of course! You can see photos from last year's Foster Walk here.

A group of people at a Foster Walk eventFoster 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.

Foster Walk 2018 is here! 

Whether you're here to sign up to an organsied Foster or  consdier arranging your own, we are delighted to confirm the following details for our celebratory fifth year of Foster Walks...

Foster Walk Cardiff- Spring 2018 (date TBC)

Registrations will open shortly

This springtime fundraiser will be hosted once again by the Wales Millennium Centre and there will be activities for all ages after the 5km fancy dress walk- think all things orange!

Foster Walk London- 23 June 2018

Registrations will open shortly

For this summertime fundraisier, think central London, Royal Parks and Palaces and there will be activities for all ages after the 5km fancy dress walk- think all things orange!

Foster Walk Scotland is on tour...and you can raise 40 per cent more!

Registrations are open now and you can sign up here: Kiltwalks 2018

This year, The Fostering Network will be entering Foster Walk Teams in the famous Kiltwalks so you can sign up to be part of a team on a walk of your choice throughout the spring and summer: Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

You can take on a Mighty Stride, a Big Stroll or a Wee Wander and there's something to suit the whole family and best of all....ANYTHING you fundraise gets a 40 per cent boost this year from Kiltwalk itself. Orange kilts and fancy dress are encouraged!

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
  • Event poster
  • Sponsorship and donation forms
  • An activity sheet to give to children on your walk
Our fundraising team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have from event planning to fundraising advice.

Previous Foster Walks

To get a taste of what Foster Walk is all about- check out our 2017 gallery of photos from our Foster Walks here

Here's what a previous Foster Walk participant  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