Fundraising ideas

From small informal events to bake sales and sporting challenges, there are countless ways you can choose to fundraise for the Centre.

Fundraising activities are great for raising awareness as well as raising much needed income. The choice of fundraising activities is almost unlimited; the most important thing to keep in mind is that you chose to organise something which is both safe and legal. It’s also a good idea to choose something fun!

Events and challenges

There’s a wide selection of organised fundraising activities you can sign up to and fundraise for us. From family fun runs to challenging obstacle courses - and everything in between - there’s something to suit just about all interests and abilities.

Tough Mudder

Here are a few examples to whet your appetite:

  • The Kiltwalk
  • Edinburgh Marthon Festival
  • Go Swim, Loch Lomond
  • Tough Mudder

A list of upcoming events and activities can be found on the University of Edinburgh website.

Upcoming Events and Challenges

Organise your own event

Do you have your own idea for a fundraising activity? Are you looking to do something a bit different? Whatever you choose, we will be delighted to support whatever fundraising initiative you have.

Here are some of our suggestions. This list is by no means exhaustive and we would encourage you to think outside the box and come up with your own imaginative and personal ways to fundraise.

  • Quiz night
  • Football tournament
  • Ceilidh
  • Give up coffee for a month
  • Raffle
  • Choir concert
  • Bake sale
  • Ask for donations instead of gifts at special occasions
  • Shave your beard
  • Fancy dress day

Getting your money to us

You can set up a fundraising page online by using the University of Edinburgh’s Just Giving page. Alternatively, you can make a one-off donation online or by post.

Ways to Donate

We can help

Please get in touch for help with you fundraising idea. As well giving you fundraising advice and tips, we can also create promotional materials such as posters on your behalf and provide you with branded t-shirts and running tops. The university also have a supply of collection cans and buckets that you are welcome to borrow.

The University of Edinburgh can provide advice and help with any necessary paperwork and licencing, if collecting money on private property.

Please contact Robin Morton.

Robin Morton (BSc PhD MBA)

IRR Science Communication Manager

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