Distance: 20km  | Registration Fee: £40 | Fundraising Target: Variable

Raising funds for: Anam Casa Fasgadh, Bliss, Child Bereavement UK, Held In Our Hearts, The Lullaby Trust, Sands, Twins Trust and Tommy's. 

'Big Steps for Small Feet' is a chance for our charities to unite as one, in togetherness and hope, raising awareness for a cause that is close to each and every one of us.  It's an opportunity to show the world that collectively we can make a difference. 

This June we return to take on Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, one year after taking on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and in 2021 our inaugural challenge which tackled Ben Nevis by night.

We hope to give those who need it the chance to walk and talk together, scaling new heights to unite and raise money for charities working to support bereaved families every day. 

When your child dies, your whole world is shattered. You can feel alone and as if no one understands your pain.  Bereaved parents, and those who have been affected by child loss, tell us they feel like they’ve lost a part of themselves and are unsure who to talk to or where to channel their feelings. 

By taking on Scafell Pike in 2023, you can help us change this. Join with us for Big Steps for Small Feet and together we can make a difference by raising awareness and funds for one of the following eight charities: 

Anam Casa Fasgadh, Bliss, Child Bereavement UK, Held In Our Hearts, The Lullaby Trust, Sands, Twins Trust and Tommy's. 

Why take part in Big Steps for Small Feet?

This special event is the third bespoke event organised to fundraise for multiple charities. 

By taking part you will help raise awareness of the support needed by families who have experienced baby loss.

If you sign up for one of our charity places and opt to fundraise for us please note:

  • At least 80% of the minimum sponsorship (£280) is required to be raised 11 weeks before departure (8 April 2023)
  • The remaining 20% (£70) is due within four weeks of completing the challenge (22 July 2023)

If you fund your own place, there is no fundraising target - all we ask is you raise as much as you can. 

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack from our events team
  • a Child Bereavement UK branded t-shirt
  • support from our dedicated fundraising and events team to achieve your target
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across Child Bereavement UK 
  • access to the Big Steps for Small Feet Facebook group

Your registration fee and tour cost includes:           

  • Food (packed lunch and snacks)           
  • Entry into National Parks and places of interest on the itinerary 
  • Fitness training advice - 16 and 20 week trek/bike training schedule, warm up exercise routines
  • Support team 
  • Support materials - including downloadable trip notes
  • Clothing and Equipment – kit list and discounts on personal equipment from various clothing and equipment stores      
  • Group first-aid supplies including medical kit         
  • UK leader     
  • Charity challenge medal              
  • Glass of Prosecco    

What isn't included:

Participants should be aware that the registration fee does not include Personal Travel insurance (to cover personal injury, cancellation/curtailment, lost items etc), parking, dinner or transport to the venue or accommodation if they wish to stay nearby before/after trek.

Losing a child is an unimaginable pain.  A time where you can feel very alone in a big world. We will walk together and talk together, no mountain too tall. In 2021 we conquered Ben Nevis as one, in 2022 we embarked up Snowdon. Unity, togetherness and an unbreakable spirit in the memory of our children. In June 2023 we return once more as a team to complete the three highest peaks in the UK. Working together for the same goals. We may not be able to stop the downpour, but we will all walk with you in the rain.

Michael McGuire, Anam Cara Fasgadh 

Fundraising options

There are two ways in which you can take on this incredible challenge. 

Big Steps for Small Feet challenge
Charity sponsorship £40 registration fee (non refundable), plus a minimum £350 fundraising target.
Self-funding option £40 registration fee (non refundable) and then pay £105 eight weeks before departure. There is no fundraising target, simply raise as much as you can.

How to register

For more detailed information about the trek and to sign-up click on the link below and select Child Bereavement UK as your chosen charity. 

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If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or give us a call on 01494 569049