Saturday 25th April 2015:
This event was a great success and we are repeating it in 2016 so the following details still apply.
- For everyone to enjoy the day, learn more about how Two Step and ODAAT work and meet people that have been helped by these services.
- total number of steps by participants to be at least two million
- To raise £40,000 which will enable us to house about 80 more homeless people – a London bus full! – who otherwise would not be able to access our service.
Details of the walk:
Two Step to Oval (9km) Arrive 9.30am – 11.00am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY.
Sights along the way: Lincoln’s Inn Fields, St Martin’s in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, River Thames, London Eye, Battle of Britain memorial, Houses of Parliament, The Big Issue, Oval Cricket ground . A family-friendly quiz will be provided for the route.
Family Walk (4km) 10.45am at Embankment tube for 11.00am start – ‘Treasure Hunt’ sheet will be provided
Reduced mobility walk (3.5km) 10.00am for 10.15am start at Westminster tube
Short Walk (1km) 11.45am for 12noon start at Vauxhall Tube
Longer Walk (11km) Extra sights for the 11km walk are BFI IMAX, parliament square, Westminster Abbey and partner organisations in Victoria. Early bird start time of 9.30am recommended.
End of Walk Reception starts around 12.45pm. Venue: St. Marks Kennington SE11 4PW
How will it work on the day?
Sign-in and collect T-Shirts from Two Step office from 9.30am on Sat 25th April. There will be a staggered start so those that arrive first will leave first. For safety reasons walkers will be encouraged to walk in small groups. Please register by 16th April.
Directions and descriptions of sites along the way will be e-mailed out in advance and provided on the day if you need them. There will be marshalls at key points to try and avoid people getting lost!
(For those that are only able to walk part of the route, various options will be made available i.e. starting the walk at a point along the route – all participants are invited to a reception at St Mark’s Church at the end of the walk. If you are unable to join us on the day but would like to do a walk elsewhere instead that is fine – just sign up as usual and mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adult and children’s T-Shirts (see below for sizes) can be pre-ordered for £4.00 (Adults) and £3.00 (children) once you have paid the £1 registration fee. This small fee covers the cost of registering and selling online, improves the service to you and reduces the work our busy admin team needs to do. Registration is free if you don’t wish to buy a T-shirt. Please do wear orange if you can!
If you would like to help with the organisation of the event or ask any questions please e-mail email@example.com
Two Step Overview:
Our Two Step staff team outside the Two Step Office: Lucy, Gavin, Rob, Daniela and Margrethe
Last year, we broke records in terms of the numbers housed and also received national recognition by winning the ‘non-profit’ category in the Landlord and letting awards. However, this year we are facing a significant drop in local authority funding. Unless we can raise funds elsewhere we will need to make staff redundant which will have a serious effect on our capacity to house vulnerable people. Please support this event if you can. Hope to see you on the day!