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 in the gallery below and 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.
Here's what previous Foster Walk participants thought about it:
‘I would encourage anyone to take part in the London Foster Walk. We had a great day (even as a team of adults!) and the kids clearly enjoyed themselves. I was proud to be part of the big, orange team!’ – Corporate Partner
‘What a joy it was to participate in Foster Walk London on Saturday.
What struck me most, was the sense of togetherness. There was a real sense of being part of something special’ – Fostering service
Foster Walk 2020
We’re taking Foster Walk, our family-friendly sponsored walk, virtual!
During this time of social distancing, join us for our Foster Walk Home Challenge, a fun family or team day celebrating fostering! Take on some of the world’s tallest buildings from the comfort of your own home on Saturday 20 June 2020.
We still need your help to make foster care the very best it can be for fostered children and young people. Your support will make all the difference to how we can help foster families and those that work with them, who need us now more than ever.
We’ve chosen six of the most famous buildings from around the world that can be ‘climbed’ in steps. Take part as an individual, household or team (each from your own home) and fundraise for your challenge so that we can continue our vital work transforming fostered children’s lives.
You can all do different buildings, the same building together or turn it into a relay! Walk around your garden, jog on the spot, climb your stairs or use your favourite route on your daily exercise. Be as creative as you like while following the government guidelines on social distancing. Registration is £10 per household.
Register for Virtual Foster Walk 2020
‘Travel’ the world ‘climbing’ some of the tallest buildings or attempt them all!
- Italy: Leaning Tower of Pisa- 57m - 297 steps
- France: Eiffel Tower – 300m – 1665 steps
- UK: The Shard – 310m – 1785 steps
- USA: Empire State Building – 443m – 1860 steps
- China: Shanghai Tower- 632m – 3398 steps
- UAE: Burj Khalifa – 829M - 2909 steps
When you sign up, you’ll receive information on how to fundraise and we’ll provide you with a link to join the day before the event. Join us for a fun warm-up at the start of the day and wear your brightest orange fancy dress for a costume parade at the end of the walk - dress to impress to win a prize! We’ll also have a magician performing at the end of walk, so make sure you tune back in! Get active and stay connected with the fostering community, all while raising vital funds so that we can continue our life-changing work.
Any questions? Our fundraising team are here to help on email@example.com.
Foster Walk London - postponed due to COVID-19
Unfortunately, our seventh Foster Walk London is being postponed due to the current situation with Coronavirus.
However, Foster Walk London will be going ahead and it has been moved to Saturday 19 September 2020 and we will keep you updated on this as the situation unfolds. All being well, we will return to the beautiful St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace in early autumn and this family fundraiser includes a 5km walk in and around the City of London. There will be a quiz and activities for everyone attending! Dig out your finest orange fancy dress and join for an afternoon of walking, meeting people involved in fostering and fundraising to support our work.
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 children and young people living with foster carers across the UK, achieve the very best they can.
- 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.