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 2019

Walk with Us 2019 will take place on Saturday 31st August, and we have joined up with the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, so that walkers can enjoy a celebration of their efforts and soak up the atmosphere of the festival.

Carers Link needs to raise an additional £20,000 towards delivering our services throughout 2019, and Walk With Us will bring people together whilst they walk, have fun and raise funds to support our work.

There are two routes to choose from as we want as many people as possible to be able to get involved:

Route 1 – approx 13 miles: Starts in Milngavie and ends in Kirkintilloch, walking via Strathblane, Lennoxtown and Milton of Campsie.

Route 2 – approx 4 miles: This is a shorter, family friendly walk is along the canal path from Bishopbriggs to Kirkintilloch, and is level, wider and more suited to children and those with lower mobility.

You don’t need to be a carer to take part in the walk – maybe you know someone who cares for a friend or family member and want to make sure they have somewhere to go when they need support.

To find out more about the walk, call Carers Link on 0800 975 2131 or e-mail us. If you are walking with us, you can set up your own Just Giving page and start gathering sponsors.

Past Fundraising events 

Walk With Us at the kiltwalk 2018

Our Walk With Us challenge in 2018 was slightly different, and we joined the Kiltwalk in Glasgow. 6 people walked 15 mile Big Stroll, and 2 completed the 23 mile Mighty Stride. Between them, and with the 40% top up from the Tom Hunter Foundation, we raised over £5,000

Autism Bake Sale April 2018

Suzanne is a carer who has received support from Carers Link, and she organised a Bake Sale at St Andrews Primary School in Bearsden to raise funds for us in April 2018. As well as selling home baking there was a raffle, and guess the number of sweets in the jar, raising a wonderful £344.

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.

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.

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.

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.