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

Gather up your friends, family and colleagues and step up for the CENS 2024 March walking challenge. You will be raising vital funds to support homeless people whilst getting super-fit.

After the success of March 4 CENS 2023 where we raised over £8,466, we are launching the event again for 2024.

This is a group challenge, so you might want to form teams with your work colleagues. You could even get competitive and have a prize for the team reaching the 1 million steps first!

All you need to do is take 1 million steps between you. That’s 31 days to complete just over 32,000 steps each day! Or only 16,000 if you take part as a pair, or just over 10,000 each in a team of 3. The size of the team is up to you.

If you’re feeling particularly daring, you could set out to complete the challenge by yourself like Sadie Bareham did last year – you can read her story here

Here are some of our amazing supporters from last year:

“We had so much fun but it did make me think about the residents who have to walk around all day in the cold”


“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”


Check out our social media platforms for when registration is live

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  • Sugar
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Thank you