Walk to End Homelessness
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re here to help you make a difference to the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness. Whether you need ideas for raising money, or resources for your event, we’ve got you covered.
Need some extra support or have any additional questions? Please call us on 020 7592 1850 or email us. We’re here to help.
When & where is it happening?
London – Battersea Park – Sunday 12th May 2024
What time does the event start?
Our event village will be open from around 11am. More details will be shared over the coming months.
How long is the route?
There will be a 2.5km, 5km and a 10km route. The route will be fully accessible, and well sign posted. Everyone starts at the same time and on the same route, so you can walk with family or friends that are taking on different distances. You can also change your mind on the day and take on a longer or shorter option.
Who can take part?
Everyone can take part. This is a diverse and inclusive event and is perfect for all of your friends, family and colleagues to attend – you can even bring your dog.
The route is fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Is the route accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs?
Yes – the route will be fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs as it is a fully paved path.
How do I get to Battersea Park?
The closest train station to the park is Queenstown Road and Battersea Park (both 10-minutes’ walk to the Rosery Gate entrance). Clapham Junction station is approx. 20 minutes’ walk from Battersea Park too.
There are also several bus routes and three pay-and-display car parks, but spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis.
You can take the Thames Clipper which stops at Battersea Power Station.
How much does it cost to take part?
Adults (18+): £12 | 5-17 years: £10 | Under 5: FREE. We ask that all adults try to raise a minimum of £50 in fundraising.
How do I sign up?
Simply fill in our registration form to get signed up. If you’d like friends and family to join you, please make sure that each adult completes the form. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian or adult. As the parent or guardian of any children you register, you must accompany them at all times during the event and accept full responsibility for them.
The closing date for registrations is Sunday 5th May.
Can I bring my dog?
Absolutely – The Passage community loves dogs! However, we ask that your four-legged friend is kept on a lead at all times during the event, including in the event village.
Please make sure to pick up after your dog too, there will be bins available in the park.
Can I find out more about the route and what I can expect on the day?
You’ll receive a handy walkers guide with all the information about what to expect on the day over the coming months.
On the day, there’ll be entertainment, music, selfie areas, food, information stands and much more. Keep your eyes peeled for more information soon…
How much do I need to fundraise?
We’re asking everyone who takes part to try to raise a minimum of £50. You can also choose to set a higher target.
By taking part in Walk to End Homelessness and raising money, you’ll help members of our society who really need our support. We have a vision of a society where everyone has a place to call home. By taking part in this fundraising event will you help our vision become a reality.
How do I fundraise?
We recommend setting up an online fundraising page through JustGiving. They’re easy to share with friends, family and colleagues and JustGiving send the donations to us directly. Here’s a quick guide to get started:
- Set up your JustGiving page
- Share your fundraising page link with friends and family and ask them to donate
- Pop in a donation yourself to get the ball rolling
You can also fundraise offline, using our sponsorship form and send cheques to us.
We’ll be sending an email soon with fundraising tips and we’re always on hand to support with any fundraising ideas or questions. If you need any further support with your fundraising, please feel free to drop us an email.
What if I don’t hit the £50 target?
By taking part in this event and fundraising, you will help us to support people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We have asked you to try and reach the target of £50 so that you have something to aim for. We will not enforce this target or ask you to make up the difference if you don’t quite reach £50. We really appreciate your support and anything you can raise really will make a difference.
We understand that fundraising, especially in the current climate, can be challenging. So, we’re here to help you every step of the way. We will provide you with lots of fundraising advice and support to help you reach and hopefully exceed the target.
I want to fundraise as a team for Walk to End Homelessness, how do I do this?
Follow the steps to set yourselves up as a team on JustGiving:
- Ask each member of your team to register for the event on our website.
- During registration you will each be asked to set up a JustGiving Fundraising page.
- Once you have all registered and have your JustGiving pages follow this guide on JustGiving to create and invite members to your team.
You can then work together to raise the minimum sponsorship per person. (i.e. group of 4 | 4 x £50 minimum = £200).
Can we fundraise as a school?
Certainly. Please get in-touch with our Community Fundraising Manager, Max Elgot.
Will I get a t-shirt/medal?
Yes, when you sign up to the event will was ask what size t-shirt you would like, and your delivery address. We’ll then send your t-shirt(s) out to you nearer the time of the event.
Medals will be given upon completion of the walk.
Can I run the route instead?
Walk to End Homelessness is a walking event only. For the safety of other participants, we ask that you do not run the route. We encourage all attendees to be respectful and mindful of their fellow participants, in order for everyone to have an enjoyable day.
If you would like to run for The Passage, please check out our other sports and challenge events.
I’m a personal carer/assistant/support worker, do I need to pay for a ticket?
Personal carers, assistants and support workers do not need to pay a registration fee. Email our team and we can provide you with more details and give you a code to use.
What facilities will there be on the day?
On the day there will be toilets, refreshments available to purchase, an accessible route, information stand, warm up and signed and marshalled routes (no need for a map!). Parking at the venue is limited – you can find more details on parking on the Battersea Park website.
Will there be refreshments?
Yes, there will be a refreshments available for you to purchase on the day. There is also a café in the park nearby. Our Walk to End Homelessness event is taking place in the beautiful Battersea Park so you are welcome to bring your own picnic along too, but please make sure you remove all rubbish when you leave the park.
We are trying to reduce our carbon footprint and limit plastic waste so we will not provide bottled water for every participant. Instead, we encourage all walkers to bring their own bottles from home, which you will be able to refill at the event.