CARE’s Stairs And The City, in which women will climb 48 floors (1,258 steps), is the UK’s first women-only tower-running challenge. It's taking place in the iconic Leadenhall Building – otherwise known as ‘The Cheesegrater’ – on 14 April 2018.

CARE International UK is calling on women to fundraise in solidarity with women and girls around the world who face inequality on a daily basis. The international development charity is asking participants to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £150 for this challenge. Thanks to a UK Aid Match scheme, the UK government will match every pound raised for CARE from now until 22 April. The government’s share will go directly to CARE’s Help Her Live, Earn and Learn project supporting women farmers in rural Tanzania.

Kathryn Betts, Head of Events and Community Fundraising at CARE International UK, said: “We’re so excited to be putting on this unique challenge for women to support their sisters around the world who are facing huge inequality – and to raise money for CARE. Empowering women and girls is at the heart of what CARE does – and we want to give our female supporters the opportunity to make a real impact. It’s going to be a friendly atmosphere where women will support each other to complete this amazing challenge.”

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. It puts women and girls in the centre because it knows that they cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

To find out more and book your place on Stairs in the City, please visit: careinternational.org.uk