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.

Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk

This years Kiltwalk has gone virtual and takes place on 23- 25th April. You can take on any Kiltwalk Inspired challenge you wish – go for a walk (of any length), a cycle, jump on a trampoline or even a family scavenger hunt! You decide on your challenge and raise funds for us. Thanks to The Hunter Foundation, all of your funds will be topped up by 50%. If you’d like to find out more and sign up check out this link:

Walker and dog in tartan at the Kiltwalk

Global’s Make Some Noise  Emergency Appeal

Carers Link was chosen as one of the charities they supported, and a team of young carers and Carers Link staff walked the length of the West Highland way as on of Jamie and Amanda’s Charity Challengers. At the time of writing the appeal has raised over £1.7 million pounds, and we are looking forward to hearing how much we will be receiving. As well as the fundraising, there were a number of radio interviews with young carers, carers and staff. You can hear Ann’s interview on LBC below, and a video of Lauren’s interview with Jamie and Amanda here. Find out more about the appeal and how you can donate here.

Firewalk 2020

Our first ever charity Firewalk on 7th February 2020 was fantastic, and raised £1,500 for unpaid carers in the area, with more sponsorship money still to come in.
Thanks to everyone who took part, helped out or came along and spectated, your support means a lot. Special thanks to Mugdock Country Park staff  (it  was the perfect venue), the Stables Tearoom (delicious soup) and of course Celtic Fire.

Tesco bucket collection

On Sunday 29th September our Young Carers were in the foyer of Tesco Milngavie with their collecting buckets. Thanks to the generosity of Tesco’s customers we raised nearly £300, as well as meeting lots of people who we already support, and some who didn’t know how we can  help carers.

Walk with Us 2019

At the end of August we joined up with the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival for Walk with Us 2019 . With two routes to choose from, and despite heavy rain the day before and on the morning of the walk our supporters braved the rain, turned up and raised around £3,000.

Zip the Clyde

In bright August sunshine 6 foolish brave volunteers slid across the Clyde to raise money for Carers Link. Between them they have raised nearly £4,000 – our thanks to them and everyone who supported them.

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 2019, 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.