Fundraising events

The income we receive from donations and fundraising events organised by our supporters is vital to the work we do, and we also organise some events ourselves. These are listed on our calendar and advertised in our e-bulletins and What’s On.

We are always looking for more fun ways to fundraise, and if you have an idea for a fundraising event please get in touch.

Upcoming events:

Walk With Us at the kiltwalk on Sunday 29th April 2018

We are repeating our Walk With Us challenge from 2016, but with a twist in 2018. This time we are going to join in with the kiltwalk in Glasgow. By doing this we can increase your donation by 40%, which is what Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation will add to any funds you raise. We would like to have a big presence at the walks – which can be 6 miles, 13 miles, or you could be brave like Clair, our office manager, and go for the 26 mile Mighty Stride. Please let us know if you are going to walk for Carers Link so we can keep in touch.

Past fundraising events include:

Carers Link staff in canoeCarers Link volunteer on smoothie bikeGroup of walkers at start of walk

Supernova at the Kelpies 2017

Four of Carers Link staff took part in the Supernova 5K at the Kelpies in November 2017. Congratulations to Clair, Jan, Judith and Katy, and thank you to everyone who sponsored them to raise a magnificent £914. The event was great fun, and we hope to do it again in 2018, so if you fancy getting involved please get in touch.

April Fool’s Challenge 2014

It took them 12 hours but on Friday 4th April 2014, Alister Reid, Emma Azzopardi and Paul Peter completed the 44 mile April Fool’s Challenge by bike and canoe from our offices in Milngavie to the Falkirk Wheel and back. They raised over £3,500.

Walk with Us 2016

In April 2016 around 100 people walked with us to Kirkintilloch. Some started at our offices and walked 13 miles, and for others the family friendly walk of 3.5 miles started in Bishopbriggs. The sun shone. There was lots of chat, and the total raised was an amazing £17,000.

Smoothie Bike Challenge 2017

In June 2017 we challenged visitors to the Milngavie Classic Car Show to cycle their own smoothie, and raised over £400.