Bringing two passions together for Shelter
Bringing two passions together for Shelter

London GROW trainee, Liam, is bringing his two passions together again by stepping up from a half to the full London Marathon – this time, for Shelter!

Running for good

Hi, I’m Liam – and I’m the new Getting Real Opportunities of Work (GROW) trainee with the London STAR team (Supporting Tenancies, Accommodation and Reconnections). This year, as well as learning the ropes in my new role, I’ll be taking on another challenge: running the London Marathon! And all the … Read more

Your race, your pace: HomeRun is back
Your race, your pace: HomeRun is back

Last April, over 1,170 people united to help fight homelessness as part of our new HomeRun challenge. Together they covered over 30,000 miles – equivalent to circling around the planet and then some – and raised a staggering £59,000.

We couldn’t be more chuffed with the result and this year HomeRun is going to be even bigger, raise even more, and have an even bigger impact on the housing emergency. Are you in?

What is HomeRun?

HomeRun is the fundraising challenge for … Read more

Swinton MD takes on Kilimanjaro for Shelter
Swinton MD takes on Kilimanjaro for Shelter

In early 2018, Swinton Insurance announced a partnership with Shelter, their ambition being to generate funds and raise awareness around poor-quality homes, the housing shortage, and homelessness across the country.

With plans for a series of fundraising events for colleagues and customers, Swinton committed to raising £50,000 by April 2020 – and we’re delighted to say they’re already just a few pounds away from reaching that target! People all across the company have taken on challenges like the London Marathon, … Read more

9-year-old Lovisa to cycle 100 miles to fight homelessness
9-year-old Lovisa to cycle 100 miles to fight homelessness

9-year-old Lovisa is doing her bit to fight homelessness with her very own Home2Shelter bike ride, an 100 mile sponsored cycle from her home in Great Blakenham, Suffolk, to Shelter’s London headquarters.

Lovisa is passionate about cycling and the freedom it gives her and will be accompanied on her bike ride by her Dad, Jamie.

‘Having seen the challenges met by those facing homelessness, Lovisa felt lucky to have a home, and was moved to do something to help,’ Jamie … Read more

Passenger donates all profits from his new album to Shelter
Passenger donates all profits from his new album to Shelter

There are many people who support Shelter in different ways – and among those is multi-award winning and platinum selling singer-songwriter Passenger. In an amazing gesture, 100% of the profits from his new album, Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All, will be donated to Shelter. At Passenger’s request, the proceeds will be used to help fund our vital Family Support Services.

On the day of release, Passenger – aka Mike Rosenberg – dropped by our flagship charity boutique … Read more

Why I'm running the London Marathon for Shelter
Why I'm running the London Marathon for Shelter

Running the London Marathon for Shelter brings together two things that are important to me: running and housing.

Despite hating most exercise as a child, I’ve somehow ended up running half marathons in my 40s. I enjoy the runner’s high, the peace and quiet away from the demands of work and children, and the justification for eating extra cake. I even got the foolish idea that I’d like to run the London Marathon at some point. Then an internal email … Read more

Run, bake or DJ – there are so many ways to raise money for Shelter
Run, bake or DJ – there are so many ways to raise money for Shelter

From bake sales to breakdancing, cycling to scaling skyscrapers, there are so many unique ways to fundraise for Shelter. Take DJs Doug, Tom, Charlotte and Jamie, who decided the best way to support us was to put on a night of awesome retro tunes.

The group of friends came up with club night Maneater – 00s Trash Club, a celebration of the turn of the millennium featuring classics like Overload by the Sugababes, the freakily-good Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz, … Read more