Castles & Cathedrals is back in 2020 as a virtual challenge. Join #TeamShelterCymru and help us make sure no-one in Wales has to face bad housing and homelessness alone.


Due to the continuing Coronavirus crisis, we sadly won’t be able to hold Castles & Cathedrals in person this year, but we won’t let that stop us from getting on our bikes and continuing the fight against homelessness in Wales!


Throughout September, ride the equivalent of our Grande route (90 miles) at your own pace. Registration costs only £15, and all riders will receive a limited edition 2020 medal after completing their miles. There’s no obligation to fundraise or a set target, but we’d encourage you to set up an online fundraising page or social media fundraiser, so that your friends and family can show their support as you complete your challenge. Every penny raised will make a real difference in these difficult times.


Throughout lockdown, we at Shelter Cymru have been helping individuals and families in Wales who are in urgent housing need. People are worried about losing their jobs, protecting their families and losing their safe place of refuge – their home.


With livelihoods lost and households under enormous financial strain, the risk of homelessness is now a devastating reality for many more people. Our help has never been more needed.


Last year, Shelter Cymru supported almost 20,000 people who were either living in poor housing or facing/ experiencing homelessness. Over 7,000 of these were dependent children.


Our fundraised income is vital in sustaining our frontline support and an independent Welsh charity, every penny raised in Wales is spent in Wales.


Even though Castles & Cathedrals will be a bit different this year, we hope you’ll still enjoy taking part our biggest fundraising event of the year.


Thank you so much for joining the fight against homelessness in Wales.

Shelter Cymru is an independent Welsh charity, founded on the belief that everyone in Wales has the right to a decent, secure home.

Sign up as part of #TeamShelterCymru and join the fight against homelessness in Wales


Register for any of the three routes free of charge when you commit to raising £150 for Shelter Cymru. Our fundraisers will receive a Shelter Cymru tshirt and water bottle to say “diolch”.


To register for a free fundraising place at Castles & Cathedrals, please enter promotional code SHELTERCYMRU when choosing your tickets on Eventbrite.

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