By Winter Johnson

All of us have been impacted by the increase in food and energy costs, but despite these challenges, some of you have already signed up to take part in the annual HOPE worldwide Fundraising Challenge. We’re so grateful for your ongoing support in these difficult times. 

If you have never heard of the HOPE worldwide Challenge, this is your opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness and battling addiction. But how?

You can take part in either in-person and virtual fundraising options, which means that you can put the ‘fun’ in fundraising however you choose – whether that is walking, running, baking, handstands, or having a garage sale! 

Will you be in London on 29 October? Feel free to join us at St. Mark’s Church (our ODAAT offices), for a 10K walk or 21K run – take your pick! The walk and run will begin at 10 a.m., and the festivities will end at 4 p.m. Address: 337 Kennington Park Road, London SW11 4PW. 

Your raised funds from the 2022 challenge will go toward ODAAT and Two Step, two HOPE worldwide programmes. ODAAT is a drug and alcohol, quasi-residential, male only, rehabilitation programme, and Two Step works to house those experiencing homelessness in London.

Our goal for this year’s HOPE worldwide Challenge is to raise in excess of £30,000, which will directly benefit those we help through ODAAT and Two Step.

Signing up is super easy. Click here and select the ‘Take Part’ button, where you can create your individual fundraising page by following the instructions. After you create your page, share the link with friends and family so that they can support you.  

Once you start taking photos, don’t forget to follow us and tag us on social media!  

History of the HOPE worldwide Challenge 

The HOPE worldwide Challenge began 13 years ago with a three-day hike up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to raise funds for our ODAAT programme, and has since evolved into an annual event to raise funds for Two Step and ODAAT. In 2021, we had a virtual challenge, and 70+ supporters got involved with a host of activities, such as litter-picking, running, rowing, press-ups, bake sales, and more, which inspired 600 donations and raised £26,203 (including Gift Aid)!  

We would like to say THANK YOU to our 2021 supporters (and their teammates) who got involved to fundraise for us last year!  

Watch Bruce Miller, director of recovery services for HOPE worldwide, discuss the importance of the challenge, and provide instructions on how to sign up.  

Click to join the 2022 HOPE worldwide Challenge!  

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