A key means of assisting our work is through fundraising. Fundraising isn’t nearly as difficult as many people assume. It can be fun and rewarding with tangible benefits for both the fundraiser and Prostate Scotland. Fundraising can be part of personal development for career purposes, achieving healthier living aims, and personal satisfaction in supporting loved ones affected by prostate disease.
We’re lucky enough to be able to say that we have fundraisers of all ages who like to take part in an organised event e.g. running, cycling or walking in established events such as the Glasgow Marathon or Pedal for Scotland Cycle Challenge. As a fundraiser you could organise your own event in aid of Prostate Scotland – such as a more leisurely walk, or sponsored cycle ride. We’re also delighted that many of our fundraisers prefer to organise social event fundraising.
High energy event participation e.g. running, cycling or walking
Many of our supporters of all ages like to do something which is physically challenging such as London to Brussels by cycle, Edinburgh Marathon, Glasgow Marathon, Inverness Marathon, Edinburgh to Glasgow Cycle Ride, The Tough Mudder, Lands End to John O’Groats, London Marathon, Supernova 5K at the Kelpies, Edinburgh Night Ride, Marathon Relays. Our oldest 10k runner was over 70 and had prostate cancer. Our youngest ran his first half marathon in support of Prostate Scotland following in the running shoes of his father and uncle to support the cause in memory of his grandfather.
We are supported by people from all walks of life, including a relay team in the Edinburgh Marathon made up entirely of clinicians and friends from the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. And recently, members of Rotary Clubs across Scotland cycled the length and breadth of the country to raise awareness and funds for us.
All you have to do is sign up to an organised event, invite people to sponsor you, participate in the event, achieve your aim and collect the money – in the words of the meerkat – SEEMPLES!
Please note that we may be able to offer a free charity place for participants in some of these events. To look at our list of events please click here.
Adrenaline Event participation
Have you ever considered doing an adrenaline event – so called because of the surge of adrenaline experienced when you step over the edge? If you love experiencing heart stopping moments this might be just what you are looking for!
How about doing a Zipline Challenge or an Abseil down something like the Forth Bridge or a Bungee Jump into the River Garry, whitewater rafting or canyoning or even a Parachute Jump? Again these are all organised events which are delivered by experienced event companies where you register and sign up and then go and attract sponsors to support your efforts.
The most successful event in aid of us to date was a Zipline Challenge across the Clyde organised and supported by the Grand Lodge of Scotland, members of various Lodges from throughout Scotland participated raising a stunning £125,000 for Prostate Scotland.
Organising your own Event
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. A family organised their own cycle ride and invited friends to participate which suited all age groups and raised £10,000! Another group of family and friends organised a golf challenge with prizes and the proceeds were donated to Prostate Scotland. If you would like to organise your own event why not download our event pack to help you. First of all please register with us so that we can give you the best support. To register and download a copy of the pack please click here or go to the registration button below.
Social Event Fundraising
Running, cycling, walking, abseiling and whitewater rafting might be enough to make you flop on your couch at the thought of such strenuous activities – don’t worry there are lots of other things which people have organised raising lots of money and awareness at the same time without pounding the roads. Our supporters have successfully organised coffee mornings, afternoon teas, Burns Suppers, The Big Quiz, Bag Packing, Parcel Wrapping at Christmas, Dinner Dances, Race Nights, Dress Down Days at Work, Dinner Dance Casino nights, Karaoke Competitions, and Darts/Pub/Club Games Nights in aid of Prostate Scotland. If you would like to organise your own event please download our event pack which we hope gives you tips to point you in the right direction, however, we should be grateful if you could register so that we can give you the best customer experience we can provide . To register with us and download a copy of the pack please click here
If you wish to get some ideas on the ingenuity of fundraisers like yourselves please click on our Prostate Scotland A-Z of Fundraising Ideas to take at a list of suggestions to help you on the way. If you come up with an event which is new and different let us know – we’ll add it to the list and send you a Prostate Scotland Certificate for Innovation!