Come and join us on the morning of Sat 16th April as we walk from our homeless services (Two Step) office in Angel to our recovery services (ODAAT) near Oval to raise money to house the homeless.
For more details, registration and to order T-shirts please click/tap on this link Register here .
The need: Government cuts mean that there is less money to fund our service even as the the need is rising. We still want to help those vulnerable people who are desperate to find somewhere to live so we hope you can take part in the sponsored event this year.
Details of the walks:
Main Route: Two Step to Oval (9km) Arrive 9.30am – 10.30am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY and walk in a group of about 10.
Like last year, we will be inviting people housed by Two Step to participate so that our supporters can meet some of those helped by the programme. Click/tap here to see a 3 minute video of last year’s event to get an idea of what it will be like.
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) 10.45am for 11.00am 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 (if not received already) from Two Step office from 9.30am on Sat 16th 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.
Directions and descriptions of sites along the way will be e-mailed out in advance and provided on the day if you need them.
(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)
Be part of our future: We will also take the opportunity to update you on future plans, opportunities and challenges so that you can be part of our shared future. This will be a challenging and interesting year as we remodel our service in light of the funding challenges and changes to the benefit system. For example, we would like to explore ways of using volunteers to support homeless clients before and after they move into properties to help them settle into a new area and move on with their lives.
Registration details: We look forward to seeing you on Sat 16th April. To register and order T-shirts please click/tap on this link Register here .
The T-shirts design is shown here though it won’t have a year on it so can be used for future events.
Adult T-shirts costing £4 are available in S,M,L,XL and XXL. If you want to order children’s T-shirts costing £3, the dimensions of the various sizes are shown below in cm. You will need to pay a £1 registration fee to be able to order T-shirts.
If you already have a T-shirt from last year (pictured) or don’t want to buy a T-shirt you can register for free! Register here
Children’s T-shirt Dimensions in cm