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Spring into action in aid of Prostate Scotland

A quiz, a country walk or a choir concert?  Or a run, a music night, a raffle or a knitting sale?  These are just a few events that some of our supporters and fundraisers organised in aid of Prostate Scotland last year which might have captured your imagination and got you thinking about ways in which you could offer us your support this year.  Could you turn your hobby into a fundraiser?  Could you take up a challenge to get fitter – and get sponsored?  Could a social event in your community become a fundraising one this year?  Could a team-building exercise at work raise money too?  Can you put aside a little time this Spring to plan something for later this year?

Your fundraising efforts are very important to Prostate Scotland, whatever amount you raise.  While doing so, you’ll help us in raising awareness of our cause: to reach out across Scotland to create greater awareness amongst men and their families about prostate disease; to support men and their families with the disease through providing advice and information; and to advance treatment and research into prostate disease.

For 2018, we’re excited to have snapped up for our supporters a limited number of free places in the Stirling Marathon and the Great Scottish Swim in Loch Lomond (1 mile event).  We’re also able to offer free places to fitness enthusiasts in a number of different established events throughout the year, such as the various distance runs in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Kiltwalks in four cities, and the Supernova 5K at the Kelpies.

Not everyone wishes to be part of an event organised by another group; many wish to do their own thing and devise an event or more leisurely activity which suits a family or a group of friends. We have had friends and family organising walks suitable for children and adults along the Lairig Ghru, the West Highland Way, around the coast in Fife, and in the lovely countryside of the Borders. One family organised their own cycle ride and invited friends to participate.  This suited all age groups and raised £10,000!

So far for this year, our supporters have organised – or will be a part of – some fabulous fundraising events:  a barber shop awareness day; a vintage car rally; a cabaret; a marathon relay team; a bake sale; a Munro trekking challenge and a community rugby tournament.  We’re truly humbled by their energetic and innovative efforts.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, our A – Z of Fundraising Ideas is a good place to start.  Our news pages and our Facebook page have many supporter stories too.  Even if you, or your family or friends are just starting to think about undertaking a fundraising activity, you are welcome to get in touch to chat it through.  Our supporter care direct phone number is 0131 603 8664, you can email us here or you can fill in a short registration form below.  We’re always happy to hear from you and we look forward to supporting you in your fundraising this year.

Registration form - own event/activity

If you are organising your own event or undertaking your own activity in aid of Prostate Scotland, please fill out the form below.

  • Tell us what sort of event or activity you are organising
  • Are you organising this event solely for yourself, or as part of a group or an organisation?
  • When does your event take place? We want to ensure we can provide you with the correct materials ahead of your event.
  • Please select the type of clothing you would like us to send you:
  • Please select your size of clothing:
    Prostate Scotland does not share its supporters data with third parties or inundate them with fundraising requests. Selecting YES now will assist us to address prostate disease issues now and in the future
    I declare I will be 18 years or over on the day of the event. I accept that Prostate Scotland will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs, expenses, which may arise in consequence of my organisation of and participation in the events and that the event is not the responsibility of Prostate Scotland and will ensure that it is not described as on behalf of the charity. I shall do nothing that brings the name of Prostate Scotland into disrepute and not make any public statements on behalf of the charity. Any reference that I make to Prostate Scotland will ensure that I state that I am raising funds in aid of Prostate Scotland. I undertake not to collect funds in the street in aid of Prostate Scotland without obtaining a local authority licence. I also hereby give Prostate Scotland my permission to use my name and photographic likeness for promotional purposes for the charity.Please note that we ask cyclists who are fundraising in our aid to wear helmets for their own safety