Walk for Plunkett

6th to 8th May 2022

Join the Plunkett team to walk in support of community businesses across the UK

When: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May 2022

Entry fee: £5

Distance: It’s up to you – walk whatever distance you can

Join us over 6th to 8th May, as we walk to raise money for Plunkett’s work in supporting community-owned businesses. Whether you can walk one mile, five miles or 25 miles, every step you take will be helping us to be there for the communities who need us.

All we ask is a £5 entry fee per person, if you can, a minimum sponsorship of £100 and a desire to get out into the great British countryside for a walk with a purpose!

  • Sign-up today and kick-start your Walk for Plunkett adventure

  • Set up your fundraising page to collect sponsorship, or make a donation to the Walk for Plunkett campaign page

  • Give your fundraising a boost with ideas from our fundraising guide

  • Share your Walk for Plunkett photos and videos using the #WalkforPlunkett hashtag on social media or email them to us at fundraising@plunkett.co.uk

Sign Up to Walk for Plunkett

How it works

  • 2. Plan your walk – why not visit your local community business on your walk? Our Community Business Map will help you find your nearest community.

  • 3. Kick-start your fundraising by setting up your own JustGiving fundraising page, or download a ‘Walk for Plunkett’ sponsorship form to collect your sponsorship.

  • 4. Start letting family and friends know about your Walk for Plunkett adventure, inviting them to sponsor you or even get involved by walking too.

  • 5. Then, come May, don your walking shoes, grab a water bottle and get walking for Plunkett.

Don’t forget, we’ll be with you every step of the way offering support as you need it with fundraising top tips and ideas, as well as help planning your route.

Useful resources

Download our editable poster to display in your community business

Download our handy Walk for Plunkett guide for tips on keeping safe while walking as well as getting your fundraising off the ground

Use our Walk for Plunkett social media visuals to promote your involvement to your own audiences

Use our Walk for Plunkett 2022 template press release to let your local media know about your Walk for Plunkett efforts

Once you’ve completed your Walk for Plunkett challenge, download your own certificate to celebrate your incredible fundraising efforts

The following Walk for Plunkett resources are available to download in Welsh

Frequently asked questions

We’re asking for a £5 per person entry fee to take part in Walk for Plunkett which you pay when you sign-up.

Walk for Plunkett will be taking place over the 6th to 8th May 2022, and you’re invited to do your miles anytime over that weekend. However, if you can’t make that weekend but would still like to get involved, you can – just let us know your chosen date when registering so we can be sure to wish you luck on your walk.

There’s no set distance to walk, so whether you can walk one mile, five miles or even 30 miles, every step you take will be helping Plunkett to continue being there for rural communities across the UK who are beginning their community-ownership journey and beyond.

Your walk can be whichever route you wish to take – just remember to stay safe, keeping to footpaths and pavements and avoiding busy main roads. You may wish to incorporate visiting local community-owned businesses on your walk, so why not take a look at our Community Business Map to find community businesses near to you.

We’re asking each Walk for Plunkett participant to raise a minimum of £100. But don’t worry you can still take part even if you don’t reach the target, but we do encourage you to aim to raise £100 if you can.

If you’re stuck for fundraising ideas why not check out our Walk for Plunkett handy guide to help you kick-start your fundraising or have a look at our Fundraising Guide for ways to help you reach your target.

Don’t forget, we’re here to help so please do get in touch with us at fundraising@plunkett.co.uk or on 01993 630246, and we’ll help you get your fundraising off the ground.

We recommend you create a JustGiving fundraising page to collect your sponsorship, which you can do here. Or if you prefer, you can download a Walk for Plunkett sponsorship form to record your sponsorship. If you’re using a sponsorship form, please do not send your collected cash through the post. Please contact us on fundraising@plunkett.co.uk to find out how to get your monies to us.

As a charity, Plunkett relies on the generosity of individuals, corporates and funders to ensure we can continue being a source of support for communities up and down the UK. Every penny that you raise will mean we can be there for the communities who need us the most – whether they’re at the beginning stages of their journey towards community-ownership, or they’re already open and trading.

Your fundraising efforts will help fund a range of support, including:

  • A support helpline
  • Free one-to-one support from Plunkett Advisers
  • Advice and guidance relating to legal structures including assistance with establishing a Community Benefit Society with Plunkett Foundation Model Rules
  • Learning & information events, as well as training opportunities
  • Online networking opportunities
  • Bespoke resources and templates

However much you raise, the very biggest thank you.

Yes of course, we’re here to support your Walk for Plunkett adventures – if you need help with getting your fundraising off the ground or plotting your route to incorporate other community businesses, just get in touch on fundraising@plunkett.co.uk and we’ll gladly help where we can.

Sign Up to Walk for Plunkett

Thank you for choosing to support community businesses. Your help will mean Plunkett can continue to be there for rural communities who are coming together to save their local pub, shop, farm or woodland.