Invisible Cities invites supporters to make up 500 miles to celebrate five years of helping homeless

A social enterprise which trains people who have previously experienced homeless to become walking tour guides of their own city is inviting supporters, customers and partners to take part in a virtual mile-covering challenge.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:45 pm
Zakia Moulaoui of Invisible Cities

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Invisible Cities, which operates in Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and Manchester is now in its fifth year of operating.

From April until July there are four legs of the challenge- one per month - that collectively make-up 500 miles as participants virtually move between Invisible Cities locations. Participants are invited to sign up for one leg, or all four and the challenge is to complete the number of miles required for that leg, within the month.

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Each leg varies in distance, so there's something for everyone, from absolute beginners to fitness enthusiasts alike.

The challenge can also be enjoyed as individual or in teams of up to six, to reach the target miles.

People can also choose between walking, running, cycling and swimming when it comes to how they decide to cover the mile target.

The purpose of Invisible Cities’ virtual fundraiser is to connect individuals with other like-minded people all over the UK to raise money for those affected by homelessness.

Zakia Moulaoui Guery, founder and CEO of Invisible Cities said: “As COVID-19 has had a huge impact on homelessness, we thought we'd combine the benefits of outdoor activity with the effort to help support those experiencing homelessness through the pandemic. We really don’t think we could have found a better way to celebrate our fifth birthday!”

To be part of the latest Invisible Cities initiative participants simply need to fill the form which can be found on the social enterprise’s official website, pay the £10 entry, 100 per cent of which will support their work to help combat homelessness, and all details for the challenge will then be emailed directly to them.

Invisible Cities will also set up a personal GoFundMe account for all ‘challengers’ to share and collect sponsorship and needed encouragement from friends and family, and the team will share fun updates about history and homelessness organisations depending on the point reached on the virtual journey.

They will also receive access to the official Invisible Cities Strava group to track miles.

For more information and to register for the virtual miles-covering challenge visit the Invisible Cities website.

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