Pledge to walk 2 miles everyday for two weeks to raise money and support our outreach workers who are working tirelessly during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Walk in our Shoes is open to everyone, no matter where you live. Simply walk 2 miles around your home or in the garden. You can even up those steps indoors by climbing your staircase, 2 miles is equivalent to 4224 steps!
It’s free to sign up simply sign up via Eventbrite to receive your welcome email.
You can then set up your online fundraising page via our Just Giving Coronavirus Appeal page and start clocking up the miles!
You can take part on your own or as a family, team of friends or colleagues, working towards a shared 2-mile target. Use Strava to record your walk/ steps and share your results with your team in different locations. With every mile covered, you’ll be raising money to support our outreach workers, helping us continue our life saving services during these uncertain times. Don’t forget to share your just giving page on social media and email with your friends, family and colleagues and ask them to sponsor you £2 each.
Why Walk in our Shoes?
Our outreach workers walk on average two miles every morning checking on vulnerable men and women sleeping on our streets. Finding a safe space to self-isolate is proving a near impossible task and sourcing suitable hygiene products and food is even tougher. With so much confusion, our outreach teams are providing a lifeline, as well as up to date advice and hygiene packs to help individual protect themselves. Key workers, like Becci, are continuing in their roles during this crisis to ensure vulnerable rough sleepers are cared for and protected as much as possible.
How do I sign up?
· Sign up via our Eventbrite page.
· Why two miles?
This is our way of showing support for our amazing team of outreach workers who are delivering this valued service up to 9 times a week! Between them averaging 2 miles for each outreach walk undertaken
· Can I do this outside?
Under current government advice, Walk in our Shoes could count as your daily outside exercise allowance, within 2 miles of your home. For those who wish to stay indoors, you can ramp up the steps on an indoor treadmill, your staircase or hallway and even around garden.
· How many steps is 2 miles?
It’s only 4224 steps, that’s less than the daily recommended 10,000!
· How do I record my miles?
You can record your miles on an activity watch such as a fitbit or garmin or you can download the Strava App onto your phone. Strava is easy to use and once you have registered with the app please join our Team Julian House, record your miles, share photos and let everyone know the great work you are doing but Walking in our Shoes!
· Can I do this with friend or colleagues?
You can take on this challenge as a group by setting up a group fundraising page and Strava account. From here you can share any updates and progress you’ve made as a team. It’s a great way to stay in touch. However, under government guidelines, walking two miles must only be undertaken with people living in your household.
· How can I raise money and is there a minimum target?
Set up your online Fundraising Page here. All of the monies raised will go into our Coronavirus Appeal Fund which will be used to fund our life saving services. There is no minimum target. It would be great if you can ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you £2 each.