Step up to raise vital funds to ease cost of living crisis

published on 31 May 2022

Gillian Joseph Sky Presenter
Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph

People are being urged to ‘step up’ to The Salvation Army’s challenge of climbing the 30 tallest buildings in the world to help raise vital funds to tackle the cost of living crisis.

The church and charity is urging people to climb the equivalent height of the tallest building in 30 countries over the 30 days in June.

To complete the 30 Tallest Buildings Challenge, people can use their stairs at home, a machine in the gym or walk or climb any steps available – at the train station, shopping centre or workplace.

Money raised will help support a number of projects aimed at helping to ease the burden for people who are struggling due to the cost of living soaring.

Taking part is Sky News Presenter Gillian Joseph. She said: “The 30 Tallest Buildings challenge is an amazing opportunity to get fit and raise funds for The Salvation Army in a completely unique way.”

Captain Mark Scoulding
Captain Mark Scoulding

Also aiming high is Captain Mark Scoulding, church leader at Watford Salvation Army.

He said: “The cost of living crisis will hit our community hard. Our friends and partners are helping us to raise funds so that we can meet whatever needs emerge. 

“I’m using JustGiving to build a team – encouraging each other, pooling resources and building some friendly competition!”

This unique challenge is a fun way to get active, learn about interesting buildings around the world, while also using your compassion to make a big impact.

You can register for the challenge via the Facebook group* and you'll receive a free t-shirt and exclusive scratch-off poster. Decide how many stairs you want to climb each day, and scratch off to reveal which building you will be ‘climbing’. You can also use to raise funds.

For more information on taking part, email the community and events team on or visit the challenge page on the website here

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