Taking part in an event for Scottish Families

There are so many fundraising challenges and events throughout Scotland and we’d love for you to take part in one for #TeamSFAD! You can fundraise by taking part in any run, walk, cycle or sports challenge.

We’ve listed some of the most popular events our fundraisers like to take part in. You can find out more by clicking on each event or you can contact us for more information info@sfad.org.uk or 0141 465 7523.

The safety of our supporters is our number one priority. We are keeping up to date with current advice from the UK and Scottish Government and will follow this for the safety of our supporters. We hope these events can go ahead as planned but we will have contingency plans in place for all the following events if they can’t go ahead due to the ongoing pandemic. If you have any concerns or want to talk to us further please do not hesitate to get in touch info@sfad.org.uk.

Running Events

The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world-famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands.

Contact Fundraising Manager Sarah sarah@sfad.org.uk for more information

Claire’s Storywoman with medal

My dad passed away on 23rd September 2016 due to complications caused by the effects of alcohol. I decided I wanted to do something to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol and the impact it has on families. As far back as I can remember my dad was a ‘drinker’. I was always worried when I couldn’t get a hold of him or if he wasn’t answering his phone. I always feared the worst.

Along with raising awareness, I thought it would be great if I could get fit at the same time. I decided to enter the Glasgow Half Marathon which would take place on the 30th of September 2018 and raise money for Scottish Families. I did a lot of research before choosing a charity, but I really like the fact that Scottish Families focuses on helping families.

I entered about 9 months before the half marathon and although I could run (jog) 5k I definitely would not describe myself as a natural runner. I had to train very hard and it took a lot of commitment. There were times I really felt like giving up, but I would think of my dad and how proud he would be of me and it kept me going.

Throughout my training, I received lovely emails of support from the team at Scottish Families. This made me feel like I was doing something really worthwhile and it was lovely that people I didn’t even know were thinking of me and spurring me on.

The 30th of September came around very quickly and on the day I had my family there to support me. The atmosphere was fabulous and the support all the way around the course was amazing. I really struggled from mile 9 miles onwards but the support from the crowd and the thought of all the people who would benefit from the money I’d raised kept me going.

When the end was in sight, I’ve never felt so glad! I couldn’t believe I had actually completed a half marathon and I wore my medal and t-shirt for the rest of the day with pride! In the end, I raised £545 all for a worthy cause. – Claire

Susan’s Story

woman with medal at Kiltwalk‘I’d heard of the Kiltwalk but never thought I could walk the distance, however last year (2017) someone suggested I could. With only 4 weeks left to go, I signed up! One of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. For me it was a no-brainer to sign-up again for the Kiltwalk 2019 – I’ve committed myself to raise money for Scottish Families again as they had been so encouraging last year. They welcomed me at the start line in Glasgow Green and were there to greet me at the finish line in Balloch Park. It is one Sunday out of 52, why not give it a bash? Hope to see you there!’ – Susan

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