The Wonderful Walk of Kindness is a sponsored walk to brighten someone’s day. Round up your kids, your housemates or your dog and go for a walk, deliver an act of kindness and raise vital funds to support people left vulnerable by coronavirus. It’s happening on 1-2 August 2020, taking place anywhere you like.

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How it works

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Sign up for free and pick your distance: it can be however long you like, from 3k to 10k!

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Plan your walk route for the weekend of 1-2 August. Go solo or round up family and friends for a socially distant adventure.

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Spread the word to hit your £100 target. Everyone joining you on your walk can get sponsored too.

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Be kind and have fun! Brighten someone's day with a nice surprise. Why not go even further and do it in fancy dress!

Fundraising Rewards

A little reward on us to get you started. Download your free rosette here.

Raise over £150 and get a set of 6 mixed postcards

Raise over £200 and get an organic cotton tote bag designed by Rose Blake

Check out our helpful fundraising tips here

What will your act of kindness be?

Surprise a loved one by writing and delivering a letter on foot

Use your arts and craft skills to make something to give to a neighbour

Run an errand or pick up a food shop for someone that needs it

When planning your walk, please ensure that you abide by government advice and social distancing measures. If you're concerned, why not sign up and plan a virtual walk or do it round the garden?

How you are helping

The British Red Cross has been a lifeline for people for 150 years. Today, as we face the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts, that lifeline means more than ever.

By walking and getting sponsored, you’ll be spreading kindness far and wide - not only in your own community, but also to people who need it most. The funds you raise will help our staff and volunteers to continue:

Delivering food, medicine and essentials to people forced into vulnerable situations, who wouldn’t be able to cope without our support.

Working with the NHS by getting patients home from over 100 hospitals across the UK, freeing up beds so our healthcare services can keep treating people.

Supporting those in need by giving emotional help to anyone struggling with loneliness, grief or anxiety in isolation, and practical support to those facing economic hardship.

£10 could buy a basic mobile phone, allowing a destitute refugee or person seeking asylum to stay connected to their loved ones while self-isolating.

£20 could enable a volunteer team to deliver medication and other essential supplies to vulnerable people unable to leave their home.

£30 could provide a cash grant to a family who have lost everything during the pandemic, giving a safety net to make sure they can cope.

£50 could cover the first grocery shop for someone coming home from hospital to an empty kitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Team Red Cross!

We’re delighted that you are choosing to support people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We’re sure you’ll have some questions about the Wonderful Walk of Kindness but hope this will give you all the information you need – if not, please do get in touch with us at getfundraising@redcross.org.uk.

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What is the Wonderful Walk of Kindness?

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Why fancy dress?

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Do I have to dress up?

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What act of kindness should I do?

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Who is this event for?

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Where can I walk?

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Is this safe during COVID-19?

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How much does it cost to sign up?

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What is the sponsorship target?

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How do I raise money?

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What will my money be used for?

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How do I send in my sponsorship?

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Got any other questions? We’d love to answer them…