Do your own challenge

Do your own challenge

With many of fundraising events and activities that we were looking forward to being cancelled or postponed, why not use this as an opportunity to try out new activities or increase your stamina and raise money for NHS Lothian at the same time? Your support will make a huge difference to the lives of staff and patients across Edinburgh and the Lothians during and in the recovery from Coronavirus.

Not sure where to start? Here are a few fundraising ideas for you to consider.


Adam 8 fundraising through cyclingSet yourself a goal which challenges you. If you are new to cycling you could ask people to sponsor you to cover 10 miles or if you are more experienced why not set yourself a 50-mile challenge?

Or if you really want a challenge, then you could consider doing your own Tour de France, covering 2,200 miles over 23 days.


Get your running shoes on and raise money by completing a 5K, 10K or a marathon. Decide on a route near your home and go!

Not sure where to start? Why not follow this couch to 5K programme


Lori Joyce Fundraising WalkingWhy not set yourself a challenge to walk 10,000 steps a day over a month? You’ll be amazed at the distance you’ll cover!

Involve family members in your or other different households (taking into account the latest guidance on social distancing) to compete against each other to see how many steps each person can cover and make a donation to support our NHS.

Did you know you can track your steps using Strava when you set up a JustGiving page? Whatever your walking challenge distance you can track your steps using Strava when you set up your JustGiving page.

Or have a look at World Walking for something a little bit different.

Setting up a Fundraising Page on JustGiving

Track your progress and link your fundraising to Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation’s COVID-19 Appeal by setting up your own JustGiving page

Having difficulty? Get in touch and we can help! Email

Still need some inspiration? Have a look at what other people are doing to raise money and support our NHS Heroes and patients by visiting our NHS Lothian COVID-19 Appeal page

Want to know more? Find out what your fundraising can do to support NHS Lothian staff and patients by visiting our How your donations are making a difference page.



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