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
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Foster Walk Home Challenge on Saturday 20 June 2020. 76 households took part in our family-friendly sponsored virtual event. Foster families from across the UK, friends, supporters and teams from The Mortgage Brain, Towergate and the Hazel Project, staff and trustees took on their own challenges from the comfort of their own homes.
We chose six of the most famous buildings from around the world that could be ‘climbed’ in steps, either in teams, as individuals or in relay. Families scaled the Eiffel Tower, Empire State building and Burj Khalifa, by climbing stairs or counting steps on a local walk. Others reached the summit of Kilimanjaro and Everest!
Participants joined a fun video call warm-up at the start of the day, wearing bright fancy dress and we finished the day with a celebration event and live, interactive magic performance from Magic Marco. You can see more photos from the event here.
Foster Walk Home Challenge was a great way to get active and enjoy the feeling of community despite the restrictions of lockdown, all while raising vital funds so that we can continue our life-changing work. Look out for future dates.
Want to hold your own home challenge? Our fundraising team are here to help on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster Walk London - cancelled for 2020
We have taken the decision to cancel our seventh Foster Walk London in light of the current situation with Coronavirus.
All being well, we will return next year to a fun 5km walk in and around the City of London, with a quiz and activities for everyone attending.
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.