Putting on your Take Steps sponsored walk
Organising any fundraiser can be a daunting task. That’s why we’re here to help! Our handy tips should help get your walk off to a flying start.
Who to invite
Once you’ve settled on a date for your walk, it’s time to start inviting people to join you! If you’re walking in memory of a loved one, then you’ll want your nearest and dearest to join you on your walk. If you’re a member of a club or society, then why not suggest it as your next social event? Whoever you invite, make sure they understand why the BLF and your walk are important to you!
Picking a location
If your walkers are up for the challenge, then the National Trust and Ramblers websites have loads of ideas for some truly beautiful British walks. If you can, visit your location to do a practice walk before the date.
If you’re walking in memory, you might consider planning your route somewhere special to the person you’re walking for.
Angharad completed Take Steps in memory of her fiancée Lloyd, who she lost to pneumonia and who loved the sea. She took on the Anglesey Coastal Path with friends and family. She remembered all the amazing times her and Lloyd had shared together, and raised an incredible £1,400 towards life-saving research.
If you or someone you’re walking with has a lung condition, then you’ll probably want to take it a bit easier. Pick a comfortable distance with lots of places to rest, and make sure there’s a cosy pub to finish at for lunch!
Fundraising is the easy part, so set up an online fundraising page (Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving are good examples) or ask us for some paper sponsorship forms. Let everyone know why you’re taking steps and watch those donations stack up! If you’re taking on the challenge as a group create a page for your whole team and share it with all your contacts.
If you’re still not sure where to start with organising your walk, then give our events team a call on 0207 078 7912. Remember, we’re with you every step of the way!