Walking for charity is one of the simplest ways of raising money and very easy to plan. Our top 5 tips will help you plan your walk and get the most out of your charity fundraising experience:
1. Pick an organised charity walk. These are so simple to join and often add an extra element to the walking experience: fancy dress, navigating through a forest in the night time, or storming round a city park the atmosphere and camaraderie is second to none. Effort minimum, fundraising maximum!
2. Push yourself- pick a distance that you’d never normally take on and you’ll be surprised at how many people
3. Think about what you will need to take with you. Have you got a small rucksack and a couple of water bottles? If not there is often no need to go out and buy kit as friends, colleagues and neighbours will be more than likely to lend you theirs, especially if you are going to do a walk for charity
4. Get your friends involved. The more the merrier when it comes to walking together, if you are taking on a particularly long route having a group of you can really help lift your spirits. Plus, if they all join in fundraising that will give a massive boost to your total. You could set up a shared online giving page too.
5. Do some training. It’s easy to get too relaxed about preparing for a charity walk, and often you don’t need to put in hours of training but just getting out for a walk a few times a week is a great way to get your body ready for the big walk and of course walking is a great addition to any healthy lifestyle.