This September we want you to get creative and build a brilliant fort or castle to support Peter McVerry Trust. Our expert panel of judges will pick two winners on World Homelessness Day on Sunday 10th October.
Create your dream fort or castle any way you like – build it with blankets or cardboard, paint it or draw it! Big or small, real or not – every masterpiece is welcome.
The money you raise will support our work with families who are experiencing homelessness.
Our purpose-built family homeless services are designed to temporarily house families while they seek a long-term solution to their housing need. The services allow families to maintain independent living, build their life-skills and engage effectively with Peter McVerry Trust to find a new home.
How to get involved
Sign up today and receive a flag to fly from your fort and a virtual Forts & Castles preparation pack. We ask every builder to set up their own fundraising page and raise money to support our work. Once your iDonate page is ready, share it with friends and family to drive donations.
Everyone can take part – build on your own, with family, friends or your school. Every fort and castle counts, whether you build it or draw it.
When you’re finished, take a photo and share it with us! You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or share it on social media using the hashtag #fortsandcastles and tagging Peter McVerry Trust:
On Sunday 10th October, World Homeless Day, our panel of expert judges will pick two winners!
We have two great prizes up for grabs thanks to our fantastic sponsors Cardboard Magic and Arckit.
Cardboard Magic have kindly donated a number of their fantastic colour-in sets. Their award-winning and environmentally friendly toys are a fun and educational activity for all the family.
Arckit is a collection of architectural model kits that encourage learning while playing. They have kindly donated some of their children’s kits that are designed to boost creativity and inspire brilliant minds.
The winning fort or castle submitted by one person or family will win a Cardboard Magic colour-in toy and an Arckit model kit!
The winning fort or castle submitted by a school, club, team or scout group will win a number of Cardboard Magic colour-in toys and Arckit model kits!