Foster Walk

Foster Walk is The Fostering Network’s flagship fundraising event. Each year the fostering community comes together to put in a monumental effort in increasing the awareness of fostering and raising funds to help make foster care the very best it can be. And of course, it’s a great way to celebrate fostering with other foster families, friends and supporters too.



Every 20 minutes another child in the UK becomes in need of a foster family. Your support, through events like Foster Walk, is what helps us ensure they get the best possible care.

Thanks to everyone who fundraised last year, we were able to:

  • Support more foster families than ever before, including thousands who reached out to our helplines or found up to date guidance, advice and resources online, during the pandemic
  • Deliver new, online training sessions on vital topics like managing contact, mental health and online safety
  • Ensure governments understood and acted on foster families’ needs during the pandemic

We’ve proved that together, we really can make fostering the best it can be.

‘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 2021

Foster Walk is back, and this year takes place during Foster Care Fortnight, with a final day of the challenge and celebration events on 22 May 2021. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in the campaign, have fun and spread awareness of the life-changing power of foster care.

This year you can join Foster Walk wherever you are based. Sign up as a household, or join a team, pick one of our distance challenges and start counting those steps!

You’ll be joining hundreds of people across the UK. Together we’re aiming to walk the distance between all the capital cities in the UK in recognition of the 65,000 children in foster care in the UK who need our support. That’s 2,056,000 steps, so we need everyone to get their trainers on and get counting.

The challenge will begin at the start of Foster Care Fortnight. Tally up your steps throughout the two weeks and join us on Saturday 22 May where we will be doing a final push to reach our destination. We will also be providing a scavenger hunt for anyone who wants to add some extra fun to their challenge.

We’ll start the day with an online event to warm up and set you on your way. With our challenge complete we’ll come together for a celebration event and to share our stories.       

Register today for £10 per household. Please get in touch with our fundraising team if you are planning on registering multiple households. We’ll provide you with all the support you need to take part and start fundraising.

Foster Walk Home Challenge 2020

Foster Walk Home Challenge was a great way to get active and enjoy being part of a of community, despite the restrictions of lockdown.

For those who missed it, we ‘climbed’ the world’s tallest buildings from the comfort of our own home. We had around 200 individuals, groups and households participating in the challenge. Have a look at some of our photos below.

Want to hold your own home challenge? Our fundraising team are here to help on


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