Join us and raise funds to support your local NHS charity, help a ward or department close to your heart. By taking part in an event and choosing Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation as your charity, you can help NHS Lothian staff do even more for patients when they are caring for them in hospital or in the community. From refurbishing wards to make them even more comfortable for patients when they are sick and unwell, to providing some thing as simple as a sofa bed so visitors can stay close by to loved ones when they are really ill to funding cutting edge technology or equipment. All these things and more have the potential to transform the way NHS Lothian deliver care.
Want to get involved? Here are some events that you can sign up to and become one of our amazing fundraisers!
Women’s and Men’s 10K, Sunday 24th October, Edinburgh
Get going with your running with this 10K run and find your ‘Why?’ Maybe you haven’t exercised for a while and you want to set yourself a goal, or maybe you want to do something for a ward or hospital that cared for you or a loved one.
Starting on the historic Royal Mile, this incredible city centre route takes you past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. It then goes past the Scott Monument and swoops past the Scottish Parliament building, before carrying onto Holyrood Park. Here you take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat, as well as Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth, before heading on to the Grassmarket. As you reach the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket you’re past the halfway point, where the cheering crowds will help you on your way to a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
We also have charity places for £7 and a pledge to raise £100.
Skydive, a challenge of a lifetime, 20 – 21st November
We are thrilled to be working with Skydive St Andrews to bring you two dates for tandem skydives on 20th and 21st November! If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for their next challenge sign up today!
Exiting the aircraft from up to 10,000ft above the ground, you’ll experience approximately 30 seconds of free-fall – diving through the air at up to 120 miles per hour – before the instructor deploys the parachute at around 5,000ft.
From above our drop zone there are great views over the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh, and Fife – on a good day you will be able to see the southern Highlands in Perthshire.
Check out Skydive St Andrew’s website for more details https://www.skydivestandrews.co.uk/
The Edinburgh Charity Christmas Festival Live and Virtual 4th & 5th December, Edinburgh
Take part in the fun filled festive event with a number of walking and running distances to choose from:
Saturday 4th December:
Santa Parade at 10.15am – from Saunders Street Stockbridge to Inverleith Park
Edinburgh Christmas 10k Walk at 11.30am – Inverleith Park
Sunday 5th December:
Edinburgh Christmas 5k Run at 09.30am – Inverleith Park
Edinburgh Christmas 10k Run at 11.00am – Inverleith Park
Santa Toddle – Inverleith Park
Participants will receive a unique medal all entrants for the Christmas run and walks. All runners will be chip timed. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category. Don’t forget the wonderful Santa’s Grotto for the little ones – open on both days. Santa’s Cairngorm Reindeer on show over both days of the festival. Please notify us once you registered and our team will be here to support you and provide you with your FREE Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation t-shirt.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival 28 – 29th May 2022
If you are eager to get back to live running events in this historical city, sign up for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022 today. Set some running goals, choose a route and start your training. There are a range of distances to suit all abilities whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro you can choose from 5K, 10K, Relay, Half or Full Marathon. We have a number of charity places for a small fee and minimum sponsorship, register today or please get in touch if you would like to find out more. https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/
Do your own thing
Do you have your own fundraising idea? Head shave? Cycle or hike? We would love to hear about your plans and support you any way we can. Get in touch and tell us. If you need some inspiration why not visit our ‘Fundraise‘ page? Where you can find more ideas.
Get in touch
We can’t wait to hear about your fundraising ideas and challenges. Get in touch and let us know your plans and how we can support you. Remember to tag us in your social media posts!