Walk 60 Miles in June

Join us this June and walk 60 miles for Refuge!

Date: 01 - 30 June 2023

Can you walk 60 miles in June for Refuge? Changing a life starts with one small step. Take up the challenge and raise vital life-saving funds for women and their children experiencing domestic abuse.

Download your social media assets

Download and share these images to your fundraising page or social media account to promote your challenge and boost your fundraising!

Finally, you can download the digital fundraising pack.

Have a question that hasn’t been answered?

Email the events team at events@refuge.org.uk and we will respond within 3 working days to your question or ask our Twitter Community.

Below are some frequently asked questions about the challenge.

Signing up to the event

Firstly, make sure you have joined the Twitter Community. Click the ‘Join’ button. Once you’re in, you can get tips, be inspired, and find out anything you want to know about the challenge!

You can order your free Refuge t-shirt and fundraising pack here. Please allow up to 10 working days for your fundraising pack and t-shirt to arrive, from the date you register.

  • S 35/37″
  • M 38/40″
  • L 41/43″
  • XL 44/46″
  • 2XL 47/49″
  • 3XL 50/52″

You can purchase a Refuge t-shirt through our online webshop here. Please note the cost of the t-shirt does not go to Refuge.

Yes! You can order a Refuge t-shirt for your child.


Yes, this event is a fundraising challenge. Every pound you raise will help Refuge continue to support many thousands of women and their children on any given day. Just £10 could provide a woman arriving at a refuge with the essentials she needs for her first night. Every pound helps!

Just click on the link below.

Here are 3 tips for your fundraising:

  1. Make a personal donation to your page. This will show your friends and family that you are committed to the challenge and fundraising for Refuge
  2. Share your page around payday when people are feeling generous
  3. Make it fun – you could organise a sweepstake asking supporters to guess the total number of steps you will complete during the challenge and donate to your page. You could find a prize for the closest guess (even if it is just a shout out on your page).

Once you have set up your fundraising page, start sharing it on your social media channels. Make sure you add a picture to your fundraising page and explain why you are taking part in this event for Refuge. All the money raised on your page will go directly to Refuge so you do not have to worry about that.

There is no set fundraising target for this challenge. We just ask that you raise as much as you can. You could aim for £52 could provide a woman and her children with a safe night’s stay in a refuge. Or increase your target to £200 which could buy a school uniform for a child in one of our refuges for their year at school.

All funds donated to your fundraising page go to Refuge. The money raised from this event will help Refuge support many thousands of women and their children on any given day. Domestic abuse should not be tolerated and your fundraising will help Refuge provide specialist services and campaign for change.

You can pay cash donations directly onto your personal JustGiving page or make a donation by scrolling to the bottom of our event page and click the pink ‘Donate’ button. If you have collected the money from others, please ensure you do not tick the Gift Aid box.

Taking part in the challenge

The challenge starts on the 1st June. If you need to start a little earlier or later, then that is okay too.

This is a self-recorded challenge and you don’t need to prove that you have done the challenge. It is a community coming together, not a competition. All we ask is that you challenge yourself, have fun, and fundraise for Refuge!

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. This will vary from person to person, so tailor the challenge however you like. It should be tough, but doable. You should feel satisfied when you finish it! Just do as much as you can.