How many miles will you do? Beat the blues this January by stepping out on The Benjamin Foundation Big Winter Walk!

Get 2021 off to a great start by helping us to end youth homelessness. Gain sponsorship for your walking challenge and your steps will help a local young person to take their next steps to independence. Ready to get started? Read on and register today!

Throughout Covid, our front-line services are still supporting local, vulnerable young people:

Our work to prevent local youth homelessness does not stop. We have accommodation services supporting vulnerable young people aged 16-25 across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Our colleagues are delivering front-line, essential services to over 100 local, vulnerable young people each day, each night, 365 days a year, giving them a safe place to live, support and the skills they need to forge independent lives.

We are also continuing to remotely support vulnerable families and young carers too.

Take part anytime:

The Big Winter Walk is a remote, virtual challenge meaning you can complete it in your own time, at your own pace and in line with Government restrictions regarding Covid-19.

We are using fundraising platform Give Penny for this challenge, which will allow you to set your fitness tracker or app and choose from one of our two Big Winter Walk challenges while fundraising for us at the same time:

  • Steps Challenge: Set your Fitbit or other tracker and aim to walk a set number of steps by an end date, or a set number of steps per day.
  • Miles Challenge: Use Strava, Runkeeper or keep a track another way of the miles you aim to walk by an end date, or set a number of miles to walk per day.

Please fundraise for your challenge, which you can also do via Give Penny. If you reach your target, fantastic – keep going!

All those who register and take part in The Big Winter Walk will receive a Benjamin Foundation butterfly pin badge as a thank you. If you raise over £50, you will receive a Benjamin Foundation beanie hat. Raise over £150 and receive a special ‘Winter Warmer’ pack with a few extra goodies!

Together while apart:

Take part by yourself or join up with friends and colleagues virtually!

The only stipulation is that you keep yourself and others safe and follow all current Government advice and restrictions relating to Covid-19. Choose your walks, location and times carefully to not put yourself at any risk.

We’d like each person taking part in The Big Winter Walk to fundraise by gaining sponsorship to help us to tackle youth homelessness locally, giving more young people, who haven’t had the best start in life, a safe home, support and the skills they need to go on to lead successful, independent lives.

Even though we are staying safe by staying apart, you can still feel part of our fundraising community by sharing your photos and tagging us on social media @charitytbf and #TBFBigWinterWalk

Watch out for our regular photo challenges too!

The Benjamin Foundation have helped me gain independence, confidence, self-esteem and I have discovered more about myself. They have given me great opportunities and I am ever so grateful to be a part of it. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I’d be today. Thank you for shaping my life and giving me hope for a future.

Young person supported by our Housing and Homelessness service

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