Can you join us on our Walks of Hope – Sunday 3rd October?

Can you join us on our Walks of Hope – Sunday 3rd October?

Tired of months of virtual events at home? We miss doing team activities outdoors, and we have missed seeing you. That is why we would like to invite you to join us on our fun and social gathering Walks of Hope on Sunday 3rd October.

Why are we hosting Walks of Hope?

October is a key date in the ‘Return to Normal’ but for all the wrong reasons. The end of rental evictions ban has ended and October is the first month when these will be enforced. SPEAR will be there for whoever needs us and we will offer people hope when people are experiencing a time of despair.

On a more positive note 3rd October is the return of the London Marathon after being cancelled last year. The spirit of all the runners coming back together has inspired us to organise our very own challenge on the same day!

How many marathons can our SPEAR Supporters and Volunteers walk collectively?

We are going to see how many marathons we can complete as #TeamSPEAR, by each of us doing a shorter walk and combining the totals. We have 3 routes planned with different lengths, so you can pick the length and route that suits you. This is an event for all the family, including your beloved children and dogs.

Details of the Walks

Meeting for first walk: 10.15 at Kingston Gate (KT2 5JN)

First Walk: 10.45. The distance is 7.1 miles

Lunch: 13.00. Participants of all walks are invited to bring a picnic and join together. This will be at Kingston Gate (KT2 5JN)

Second and Third Walk: 14.00. There will be 2 walks, one 4 miles and the other 9.6 miles

We ask that participants donate £10 (or £15 for a family) to help us meet the challenges of those facing homelessness as Winter draws in.

Whatever distance you achieve will contribute to the total and ALL participants will receive a certificate recording how many marathons #TeamSPEAR achieves.

This is not a mass participation event. It is an opportunity for us all – supporters, volunteers, family and friends, SPEAR staff and clients – to get together again in the fresh air.

Even if you can’t walk on the day, please do come and join us for a bring-your-own-picnic lunch and cheer on those taking part.

We will set up a central sponsorship page but also welcome individual walkers to set up theirs, however you don’t have to be sponsored to take part.

To register your interest and for maps of the planned routes
please contact

Let’s walk together!