March 4 CENS
Walk 1 million steps throughout the month of March 2024 and help put an end to homelessness


Step up for the CENS March 2024 walking challenge, sponsored by Lanswood, and raise vital funds to support homeless people. You will be helping them take their first steps forward towards secure, safe and independent living.

Take part as a team, or if you are super-fit, go it alone! All you have to do is take 1 million steps throughout March. That’s just over 32,000 steps each day! Or only 16,000 if you take part as a pair and just over 10,000 in a team of three.

Walk, run, hop, skip or jump.  However you do it, every step counts.

Here's how it works

Step 1

Choose your team and give it a name.

Remember the bigger the team, the fewer the steps each of you needs to take.

Step 2

Register your team.

Registration fee is £25 per team member. You will receive a free March 4 CENS vest each and a welcome pack*. As the purchaser you will be the team leader and will need to register all your team mates, so have their email addresses ready.

Step 3

Get fundraising.

This is optional, but it all helps raise more funds to help our residents. You can sign up for your own JustGiving or GoFundMe page and start a personal fundraiser. Alternatively, by clicking on the JustGiving logo below, you can share the link to the CENS JustGiving page. You can also download our sponsorship form. 

Step 4

Join our Facebook Group and start stepping.

Share your experiences, photos, inspiration and progress with other steppers.

Last year you raised over £8,000 for CENS and we are inviting you to join us again. What will you name your team? Need some inspiration? Some previous team names have been Captain CENSible, The Blister Sisters, Stepping Crewe and Cirque de Sore Legs.

What people have said about March 4 CENS

“Just being outside and discovering new routes and experiencing the fresh air and nature was in itself, great for the body and mind”
“Meeting up with friends for walks was great fun and we got amazingly fit without even noticing”
“We had so many laughs throughout the challenge… and raised money for a great cause along the way.”
“Signing up for the challenge meant I had to get outside for a walk every day. It was a real incentive and helped me get my fitness back ready for the Summer.”
“I made some great friends and loved chatting on the group with the other steppers.”
“It’s been an honour to be part of this charity event. It was great to see everyone get together and raise money for a worthy cause”
“I didn’t think I’d complete the challenge in time, but doing it in a group meant I didn’t give up!”
“I am just so pleased to live among neighbours who are kind and caring and are willing to take part in community events”

Register and take part

• Select up to 20 tickets •
• Click 'Enter Details' •
• Enter details of each team member taking part, including yourself •
• Proceed to purchase your tickets •

* Please note: all welcome packs and event vests will be sent to the address of the person buying the tickets

Please allow up to 10 working days to receive welcome packs and vests

Upon purchase completion all tickets will be emailed to the buyer's email address


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We are delighted to announce that property development agency Lanswood Developments, is sponsoring March 4 CENS again this year. Thanks to their generous contribution, all funds raised will go directly to the charity. Check out Lanswood for more information.

CENS Essential Shopping List

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Hot chocolate
  • UHT milk
  • Squash
  • Vgetable oil
  • Gravy granules
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper
  • Stock cubes
  • Herbs and spices
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned/packet custard
  • Baked beans
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned vegetables & potatoes
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Men & women’s deodorant
  • Men’s razors
  • Shave gel
  • Shower gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Cloths
  • Scourers
  • Washing up liquid
  • Surface cleaners
  • Floor cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Bin bags
  • Food caddy liners
  • Loo roll
  • Washing tablets
  • AA batteries
  • NEW single duvets
  • Pillows/pillowcases
  • Single duvet covers/sheets
  • Clean/good condition towels

Please no soups!
Thank you