Join Us at LHC London Walk 2023
17 February 2023
Walk 10km with the Margins Project on Friday 10th March 2023 to fight homelessness in London
The LHC London Walk 2023 brings London-based homeless charities and supporters together to walk as one. Register by 1st March
Homelessness is increasing in London, recent statistics show it’s up 40% since 2010. Whilst the need is increasing homelessness services have been decreasing due to funding cuts, leaving people vulnerable to extended periods of homelessness which has a detrimental impact on their physical and mental health.
The London Homeless Collective brings charities together from pavement to policy. Collectively, the group shares ideas, experience, and opportunities, and work together to ensure that nobody is left behind.
On Friday 10th March we are coming together with one aim - to fight homelessness in our capital. Aiming to raise £250,000 to support much needed services over one fantastic night.
The LHC London Walk 2023 brings London-based homeless charities and supporters together to walk as one
WHEN: Friday 10 March 2023
WHERE: We’ll be starting from the Café in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields, just off Trafalgar Square
WHAT: The London Walk is night-time mass participation sponsored event for London based homeless charities.
REGISTRATION FEE: £25 covers the administration costs and ongoing support.
DEADLINE: Register by 1st March 2023
GOAL: We ask that each participant pledges to raise a minimum of:
- £150 for the 10k
- £250 for the half marathon
- £350 for the full marathon
The money raised from the LHC London Walk will help cover the increasing running costs of keep Union Chapel open and warm for our communities and enable us to work with more people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, crisis and disadvantage by supporting them realise their potential and succeed.
At the point of sign up, you will be able to select the charity you are supporting – please select the Margins Project
Since 2020 demand for our service has more than doubled, driven largely by the cost-of-living crisis and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic – and we anticipate demand continuing to grow in coming months. At the same time, Union Chapel’s income has been critically impacted over the last few years, with both the pandemic and now inflation massively impacting the income raised through our venue activities – a substantial source of our charitable funds. We are experiencing a perfect storm of a substantial increase in demand against a decrease in income.
Union Chapel is situated in the inner London borough of Islington. Despite Islington’s wealthy image, it is very much a borough of contrasts. Islington is among the poorest 20% neighbourhoods in Britain with high rates of child poverty, loneliness, homelessness, and unemployment.
We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to flourish and realise their potential. Our work is ongoing and is a step-by-step approach where we take individuals with multiple issue through a holistic process to build their confidence, self-esteem, wellbeing, life and employment skills and resilience.
With your support, we will make the following difference for our beneficiaries:
- Increased quality of life through better shelter, food, hygiene and safety, access to temporary, permanent accommodation and prevention of eviction;
- Improved physical and/or mental health and well-being;
- Improved economic circumstances through access to benefits and employment;
- Improved life skills and employability skills;
- Improved confidence and self-esteem