Walk For Change Campaign

Become a #WalkerForChange in 2022 and help change the lives of vulnerable children in need of support.

Inspired by our largest ever group of RideLondon cyclists and London Marathon runners, we are looking for you to get your hiking boots on, get outdoors and join our WALKERS FOR CHANGE this spring and summer.

There are three fantastic events coming up, all of which have 100km, 50km or 25km distance options – so you can pick your route and do it your way. Whichever you decide, you will enjoy exploring stunning locations, historic trails and iconic landscapes as you go. Set yourself a personal challenge, or take it on with friends, family and colleagues.

London 2 Brighton
28-29th May 2022

This capital to coast route starts in Richmond-Upon-Thames and heads over the North Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton Coastline comes into view. 

South Coast Challenge
3-4th September 2022

This route takes you along the beautiful coastal path from Eastbourne to Arundel, with Brighton as the halfway point. With almost 2,100m of climbing, this is a tough but rewarding one with incredible views as you head over the magnificent Seven Sisters and South Downs! 

Thames Path Challenge
10-11th September 2022

Take in the sites along England’s greatest river on this route from Putney through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede and Windsor, with some wonderful historic scenery en-route to a riverside finish line in Henley.

HOW YOU’LL BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Every kilometre you cover, you will be raising money and support for children in need of change. 

For the 49,000 children we are working with in Southern and Eastern Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences – lockdowns, school closures and economic downturns – have made existing problems of isolation and exploitation worse.

Throughout, we have responded quickly and resourcefully to best support them, their families and communities. From making sure they could access socially-distanced emotional and social support activities, to ensuring their parents and guardians could continue to earn an income, we have adapted.

But the pandemic has held back our momentum and we are determined to get back to growing our programmes and partnerships. This is the most effective way for us to create sustainable, community-led change for vulnerable children and young people living in extreme poverty such as Innocent, who is pictured on the left below at his university graduation.

And we are asking for your help to move forward.

Alongside all of our existing work, this year we are aiming to:

  • Start our Child Headed Households Programme with three of our existing partners in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda, working with 60 new households.
  • Establish a new partnership with an organisation working in Homa Bay, western Kenya, and introduce our Child Rights Programme in six schools there.
  • Form a new partnership with an organisation working in the Mwanza region, northern Tanzania, and also introduce our Child Rights Programme in 10 schools there.

These will cost £70,000 and will impact nearly 700 more children this year. Together, you can help us achieve this.

“As a Patron of WeSeeHope, I am delighted to support their 2022 Walk For Change campaign. What a great excuse to get outdoors, get active and try something new this year. There really is an option for everyone – whether you’re looking for a personal challenge or a corporate team builder. For a small charity with a very worthy cause, getting involved will mean you will raise vital funds and awareness, helping to impact the lives of vulnerable children in Southern and Eastern Africa. Become a #WalkerForChange in 2022; you won’t regret it.”

Triple jump world record holder and long-term WeSeeHope Patron, Jonathan Edwards CBE

COMPANIES FOR CHANGE

Is your team looking to get outdoors and take on a challenge together? There are corporate packages available for the London 2 Brighton, South Coast and Thames Path challenges.

If you want to push yourselves even further, we can also arrange bespoke mountain climbing challenges, such as the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, Snowdon or Ben Nevis. We’ll work with you to arrange an experience that suits you and your team best!

Interested to know more? Get in touch with our Events & Partnerships Manager, Jess, at Jess@WeSeeHope.org.uk

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