Kiltwalk participants smiling at the starting line

Fundraising Events

Set yourself a challenge and raise money to support your local NHS Charity

Take part and get fit, reach a goal, or cross off a bucket list item to support NHS Lothian patients, their families and staff.

From the everyday to the transformational, you can make healthcare better for everyone; from refurbishing wards, making them more comfortable for patients, providing wellbeing spaces to care for NHS staff or supporting cutting-edge technology or equipment that can change lives. All these things and more have the potential to transform healthcare.

Visit our events section for a full list of what’s on, or check out some of our upcoming events below. Become a #CharityChampion today!

Running Events

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2025

Registration is now open for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2025. Don’t miss out on a chance to secure a place and sign up today.

Take advantage of our discounted charity places for a small fee and minimum suggested sponsorship and run the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on 24/25 May 2025

NHS Lothian Charity runner approaching the finishing line at EMF

Scottish Half and Scottish 10K

18 August 2024
The fast and flat Scottish Half Marathon and 10K gives runners the opportunity to experience the beautiful East Lothian countryside before finishing in front of the grandstand at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Women’s 10K

16 June 2024 – Glasgow
22 September 2024 – Edinburgh
A great way to engage in physical activity and promote health and wellbeing all year round, as well as raising money to support NHS Lothian patients and staff. A beautiful, scenic route round Edinburgh City Centre.

Men’s 10K

16 June 2024 – Glasgow
22 September 2024 – Edinburgh
A great way to engage in physical activity and promote health and wellbeing all year round, as well as raising money to support NHS Lothian patients and staff. A beautiful, scenic route round Edinburgh City Centre.

Walking Events

100 Mile Challenge

1-30 June 2024
Walk 100 miles throughout June and raise money to support life-changing projects. Dust off your walking shoes and get started with your training. It’s as simple as that!

Kiltwalk 2024

Take on an epic Kiltwalk challenge and change lives with every step. Distances available to suit all ages and abilities.

Challenge Events

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Take part in this unique chance to abseil S.A.S style off the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. Join us in this thrilling event and set a challenge to abseil 165ft off this UNESCO World Heritage Site!

a woman and man abseiling down the Forth Rail Bridge

In your community

NHS Big Tea

Gather your loved ones and toast to our incredible NHS! Whether it’s a tea party with family, a cake sale with friends or a get-together with colleagues, the money you raise will support enhanced care and experiences for NHS Lothian patients, visitors and staff. Register your interest today to be kept up to date with what’s happening and how you can get involved.

nurses and members of the public facing the camera with a teapot for the NHS Big Tea

Do your own thing

Do your own thing

Do you have your own fundraising idea? We’d love to hear your plans and support you in any way we can.

Fundraising ideas

Stuck for ideas? No worries we have plenty!

Questions?

We can’t wait to hear about your fundraising ideas and challenges. Remember to tag us in your social media posts!