YMCA DownsLink Challenge Walking Routes East Sussex

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Do your own route for the YMCA DownsLink Challenge & help raise money to tackle youth homelessness


On Saturday 17th July we are hosting a 16 mile walking or running challenge, along the Downs Link pathway, which links Sussex to Surrey and is how our YMCA got it’s name! But, we realise that not everyone will be able to join us on that day, or, would prefer to take on a challenge closer to home.  So, if that’s you, why not take part in your own way.

Below is a link to some suggested walking routes in East Sussex, or if you prefer you could literally do your steps in your garden or on a treadmill. It is completely up to you. However you choose to take part, every step will go a long way to supporting homeless young people.

East Sussex Walking Routes

Did you know that every night we provide a safe home to over 750 young people in your community, each and everyone has faced serious challenges in their lives. As well as giving them a home, we enable them to develop the skills they need to create a brighter, independent, future. Will you challenge yourself to help them get back on the pathway to independence?

Registration costs just £8 and includes a T-shirt and medal. We are asking everyone who takes part aims for a minimum fundraising target of £50 and anyone raising over £150 will be entered into a prize drawer to win a hamper of goodies.

Register here to take part in your own space


Step out with us and together we can tackle youth homelessness!


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