This year, thousands of people across the UK will strip off their clothes and stroll around the grounds of gorgeous gardens, stately homes and castles to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
They’ll be taking part in British Naturism’s Naked Heart Walks, experiencing the exhilaration of being nude in the great outdoors, boosting their mental and physical health, reducing their stress – and having a lot of fun.
To make the decision to participate in a Naked Heart Walk even easier, 2023’s walks will be clothing-optional, though we’re sure some clothed walkers will be stripped off by the end.
An Ipsos poll commissioned by British Naturism in 2022, evealed (pun intended) that almost 7 million Britons describe themselves as ‘Naturists’ or ‘Nudists’.
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Andrew Welch, National spokesman for British Naturism, said: “Taboos around nudity are eroding and the health and well-being benefits of going naked are more widely understood, with more and more people wanting to get the exhilarating feelings for themselves.
“I’m delighted to see the number of our Naked Heart Walks more than double this year and would encourage anyone to come and give it a go – and raise much needed funds for our charity partner, British Heart Foundation.”
Ben Bishop, BHF Fundraising Manager, added: “There are lots of ways you can support the BHF and this is one of the more unusual, but why not try something new?
“It is an opportunity to free yourself from everyday constraints while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and stunning locations where these walks are being held.
“Whether you dare to bare or keep your clothes on you can take part knowing that you will be helping our researchers find the new treatments and cures that can keep families together longer.”