HomeRun: What is it and how can I take part?
HomeRun: What is it and how can I take part?

Our new fundraising challenge, HomeRun, is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Here we explain what it’s all about and how to get involved.

What is HomeRun?

With its customisable goals and location, HomeRun is the fundraising challenge that fits around you. Sign up online and set yourself a distance target to walk or run over the course of April. Then you can make up the miles wherever and whenever works for you, in as many stages as you … 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

Let's hear it for our volunteers
Let's hear it for our volunteers

National Volunteers’ Week 2019 is coming to an end and here at Shelter, it’s been all about celebrating the contribution of everyone who gives up their time to support what we do.

From the volunteers who bring in vital funds through their tireless work at our charity shops to those who support and mentor service users in our hubs; from those who make up the cheers squads at Shelter events to those who impact the communities we work with by … Read more