Someone tying training shoes. Words say Will you take on a challenge for Caritas Salford this year. Every step.

This year, will you take on a challenge?

Whatever pushes you out of your comfort zone, be it a physical or mental challenge…you choose the activity, you choose the date!

Whatever you do, every step you take towards completing it will make a huge difference to the lives of local people.

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As the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit families and individuals locally hard, we’re seeing a hugely increased demand for our services.

Whether that’s people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, people experiencing poverty, people facing isolation and discrimination, or people facing other acute crisis situations, it’s vital that we take action now to support them.

Will you please take on a challenge this year to help us work alongside local people so they can transform their lives?

From runs or sponsored walks, to playground challenges or sponsoring others who are taking on their own activity in aid of Caritas Salford, there are lots of ways you can get involved.

However you choose to take part, every step you take will make a huge difference to the lives of people in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Donate now

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Ways to get involved

It’s simple to take part. Simply choose your challenge, decide when you want to do it, and set up an online fundraising page to start to collect sponsorship…

There are lots of challenges you can take part in, and we’ll be announcing lots of activities you can be part of throughout the year.

If your resolution for 2024 is to get fitter, why not sign up to take part in a run for Caritas Salford as part of our team this year? There are lots of ideas below…

If you prefer to create your own challenge, that’s great too. We’d love to hear from you about what your challenge will be, so get in touch and let us know! We’ll be here to support you Every Step of the way…

You can also download your free fundraising pack at the bottom of this website page, or by clicking here now.

Take on the Great Manchester Run

If you pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for Caritas, we will secure one of our charity places for you at the 10K Run on Sunday 26th May 2024.  Please contact us now for more information and to sign up!

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Run elsewhere!

Get fit, challenge yourself, raise awareness and funds for Caritas projects.

From Heaton Park to Aintree, Blackburn to Delamere…there are lots of other runs coming up that you can take part in.

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Lancashire Sponsored Walk

Fresh air, great company!  Join us for this sponsored walk which will take place around Whalley, Lancashire on Saturday 14th September.

The walk will cover a moderately challenging route of 14km, with a shorter option available for those who prefer. 

Every step you take will help local people too.  So, what are you waiting for?  Click below to sign up now!

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Bungee, inflatable races, wild-swimming and more!

Are you an adrenaline seeker? Whether you’re bonkers about bungee, impassioned about inflatables, or know just how wonderful wild swimming can be…why not take on one of these exciting challenges to help local people experiencing acute crisis?

Many are suitable for all the family so why not take a look now?

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Schools, groups and individuals! Join Fr Chris…

Father Chris Gorton, from the Parish of St Cuthbert in Bolton, is running the Camino de Santiago, a distance of 924 kilometres – the equivalent of running from Manchester to Dundee and back again!

He’s asking schools to consider taking on a challenge of their own by pledging to run or walk a set distance every day that he is running, or to agree to walk for a set time each day (for example fifteen minutes each lunchtime).

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Take on another challenge of your own – whether physical or mental…

Whatever will push you out of your comfort zone…

Choose your own challenge, whether it’s a sponsored bake, a quiz-athon, a walk somewhere lovely…simply choose what you’d like to do, set up a fundraising page using the link below, and get started!

Set up a fundraising page to get started

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Where the money you raise goes

It costs £12,000 per day to provide the level of service and support being delivered in Caritas projects across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Which means that everyone who needs it is able to access urgent practical help required, as well as any advice and support that will help them for the long term.

Every single donation matters because it means nobody is turned away or left behind.

These are just some examples of how your donation could be used to provide critical support – right now – or help someone begin to transform their own life with dignity.

Click here now to make a donation…

  • £30.00
    could help us provide a hot meal for 40 people in our day centres
  • £60.00
    could help us provide a brand new set of clothes and toiletries for someone sleeping rough
  • £107.50
    could mean we can provide a weekly shop for a family of four

Did you know?


square miles…that’s how far our services span across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.


of people access our services every year and we’re privileged to work alongside them to help them transform their lives.


amazing volunteers support our work. We couldn’t do what we do without them!

“I can’t tell you how much this means to have support. Things are so hard at the moment and I’m really grateful for everything you do. My boys don’t know where the food comes from, but they know they will be fed.

Person accessing our services


  • Every Step Fundraising Pack

  • Every Step Certificate

  • Every Step Camino Challenge Certificate

  • Every Step Camino Challenge Pack

  • Every Step Camino Challenge Map

  • Every Step Lancashire Sponsored Walk Information Pack

Get involved


  • Appeal for runners as demand for services soars

  • Bishop John Arnold – why Every Step counts

  • Bonkers about bungee or impassioned about inflatables…?

  • Jayne steps out to raise much-needed funds

  • Join our sponsored walk in Lancashire

  • Parents and babies prepare for sponsored pram push

  • Peter steps out for 200 mile walking challenge

  • Will you join Father Chris as he takes on an epic fundraising challenge?

  • Lalley team puts best foot forward for National Walking Month

  • ‘Peely’ good challenge for our Red Door Centre

  • Epic fitness challenge for Cornerstone and Morning Star

  • School Service team puts best foot forward for fundraising challenge

Every donation helps change a life. You can make a difference now.


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