Sign up below to HOPEWALK 2023!
HOPEWALK is PAPYRUS’s flagship fundraising event which takes place each October across the UK. This year is our 10 year anniversary, so HOPEWALK is going to be bigger and better than ever! It’s an opportunity to gather friends and family together – or take on a solo walk – to raise awareness and funds for PAPYRUS and suicide prevention.
Over the past decade you’ve helped us to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for suicide prevention with your HOPEWALKs – an incredible collective achievement.
Why not sign up to one of the official PAPYRUS HOPEWALKs happening across the UK and come together with PAPYRUS staff and your local community! Alternatively, you can also register your own HOPEWALK below.
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Click here to sign up to the official Warrington HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official London HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Leeds HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Birmingham HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Glasgow HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Cardiff HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Derry/Londonderry HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Cornwall HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Carmarthen HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Aberystwyth HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the official Llandudno HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the High Crompton HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the Widnes HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the Grappenhall HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the Ulster University HOPEWALK
Click here to sign up to the Brecon HOPEWALK
Click here to register your own HOPEWALK for 2023
Check out the film below which was created by Edwin, one of our wonderful volunteers who attended our London HOPEWALK last year.
PAPYRUS launched HOPEWALK ten years ago, around World Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th 2013. Originally, we asked you to organise walks during this week in October, but over the years it has evolved and now takes place over the whole month of October.
Everyone’s HOPEWALK will be different with one common goal; to smash the stigma and get the conversation around suicide started.
HOPEWALK is completely free to sign up to.
Most people choose to have their walk take place in October to celebrate World Mental Health Day, but you are more than welcome to walk at another time during the year.
Please do keep checking back on our website, as we will be listing “public walks” including our office walks that will take place in the following locations:
You will receive a poster in your HOPEWALK Host Pack that is left blank so you can fill out the details for your walk.
We suggest you ask local businesses if you can display and advertise your walk there – for example, in your local GP or your corner shop.
We would also advise that you share your walk on social media – you can even make it an event on Facebook and invite people to join!
Some people choose to use their HOPEWALK to raise funds, others choose to walk in memory of a loved one or to raise awareness. Either is absolutely fine. You can choose to use your HOPEWALK to raise funds, but you absolutely don’t have to – our aim is to get the conversation around suicide started, in order to #SmashTheStigma.
We can help guide you with planning your HOPEWALK, such as how to boost donations or sponsorship. You will receive our amazing digital fundraising pack – including a children’s activity pack! This is full of information, hints and tips, as well as printable resources and fun activities.
Our press office can help advise you on how to promote your event in local media – please just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries!
Don’t forget we’re always here to cheer you on so if there’s anything we can help with, just let us know.