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!
Scottish 10K, Sunday 19th September 2021
If you are looking to get into running live events this year, the Scottish 10K is the perfect event to start with as it starts and ends at Musselburgh Racecourse and is a fast and flat route! We have charity places available for £7 fee with a pledge to raise £100 in sponsorship.
LIVE Kiltwalk, Sunday 20th September – Save the Date
Register your interest to sign up for 2021’s LIVE Kiltwalk and support your local NHS charity – Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation.
We are so excited that the LIVE Kiltwalk is due to return this year! It will now take place on Sunday September 26 in Glasgow (subject to the latest government guidelines), with all fundraising once again being topped up by 50% thanks to The Hunter Foundation.
Registration is not yet open, but you can register your interest by filling in the form below and we will let you know once registrations open.
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.
Virtual London Marathon 3 October 2021
Have you ever wanted to gain that converted London Marathon medal but could never get a place or find the time to travel down to London to take part? Well, now is your chance because London Marathon has gone virtual and have planned the biggest marathon staged with an incredible 100,000 runners taking part. Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation have 3 charity assured places for the virtual challenge up for grabs. Entries will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Each runner will receive a prestigious medal and t-shirt. If you would like to register your interest please contact fundraising.
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!