There are so many ways to help raise funds on behalf of St Andrew’s Children’s Society. Below are just some ideas – if you have any suggestions Dan Docwra would be delighted to hear from you! ddocwra@standrews-children.org.uk

One-off donation – however large or small, please know that your donation will be valued and used towards our shared vision. Make a donation now

Regular Giving – if you prefer to give smaller amounts of money on a regular basis over the period of the restoration, you can set up a standing order in favour of St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Gift Aid – If you are a UK taxpayer you can Gift Aid your donation. St Andrew’s Children’s Society can claim back the tax on that amount. This means, in total, an additional 25% on each donation.

Cash Donations - St Andrew’s Children’s Society can provide you with a collecting box to have in your home into which you can drop your spare change.

Please contact our fundraiser Dan Docwra tel 0131 467 4239 or ddocwra@standrews-children.org.uk.
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place in Scotland’s capital city in May each year. One of the fastest marathon routes in the UK, it offers stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

It’s also Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners taking part last year. This also means that if you’re not quite up to running the full marathon yet, there are plenty of other events taking place over the two days. In fact there are 7 races in total, including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k & 5k races. There really is something for everyone!

With standard marathon entries now closed, the only way to ensure your place in the full Edinburgh Marathon is by registering for a charity place. We would love you to run for St Andrew’s Children’s Society, and in return for supporting us we’ll provide you with sponsor forms, fundraising tips and support and a lovely St Andrew’s Children’s Society running vest.
Pedal for Scotland, Scotland’s biggest bike event, returns for its 19th year on 10th September 2017. Pedal for Scotland’s main event day will feature the 45 mile Classic Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh and the colossal 110 mile Big Belter from Glasgow to Edinburgh via the stunning Southern Uplands. Visit the Pedal for Scotland page for more info on the routes pedalforscotland.org.

Why not challenge yourself this year and raise money for St Andrew’s Children’s Society at the same time? If you decide to cycle for St Andrew’s Children’s Society, we’ll provide you with sponsor forms, fundraising tips and support and a lovely St Andrew’s Children’s Society vest.
If running’s not your thing, then why not take part in The Great Scottish Walk for a fun and memorable day out. There are two options for the walks, a 20k and 10k, both enjoying the beautiful city of Edinburgh. www.greatscottishwalkandrun.co.uk

If you decide to walk for St Andrew’s Children’s Society, we’ll provide you with sponsor forms, fundraising tips and support and a lovely St Andrew’s Children’s Society T-shirt.
Looking for an exciting way to raise money for St Andrew’s Children’s Society? Why not sign up for a bungee jump and get your adrenaline pumping!

Highland Fling Bungee offer two fantastic locations for bungee jumps in Scotland. The Highland Fling Bungee is located on a specially constructed bungee jump platform over the beautiful River Garry near Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire. Or if you prefer something a bit more urban, then the Titan Crane Bungee on the banks of the River Clyde is for you. Both locations offer the chance to experience an airborne flight of a few seconds as you plunge 40+ metres at over 50mph through a dramatic backdrop. A once-in-a-lifetime free-fall experience!

Pick your location and pick your date by visiting www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk If you decide to bungee jump for St Andrew’s Children’s Society, we’ll provide you with sponsor forms, fundraising tips and support and a lovely St Andrew’s Children’s society T-shirt.
......you can create a sponsored activity out of virtually anything! Dan can provide you with sponsor forms and even advise you how to set up a web page (on www.virginmoneygiving.com) which allows your far-flung family and friends to give tax-efficiently online. ddocwra@standrews-children.org.uk
Ever dreamed about parachuting, skydiving, abseiling, cycling from London to Paris or even getting to the top of Kilimanjaro!! We may be able to make your dream come true!

Get in touch with the fundraiser, Dan Docwra tel 0131 467 4239 or ddocwra@standrews-children.org.uk
When it comes to making a will, it’s right that your family and friends come first but many people also like to remember a cause that’s close to their hearts; which they have supported during their lifetime or which they or a loved one have benefited from.

Making your will doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive but it is advisable to consult a solicitor to make sure that your will is going to have the effect you wish it to.

If you already have a will but wish to make a change or add something you can ask your solicitor to add a written instruction (called a codicil) which has to be signed and witnessed the same way as your will does.

If you would like to leave a gift to St Andrew’s Children’ in your will there are three main ways to do this:

  • After all your other gifts have been made you can leave the remainder of your estate, or a percentage of the remainder, to St Andrew’s Children’s Society.
  • You can leave a fixed amount of money.
  • You can leave an item, for instance property, land, jewellery, or even shares.

Leaving a gift in your will is a very personal decision and there is no need to tell us if you have included us in your will.

However, if you felt able to let us know of your plans, we would welcome the opportunity to thank you and to keep you up to date with our achievements so that you can rest assured that your gift will make a lasting difference.

Three things to remember:


  • If you share a home with a partner but aren’t married or civil partnered you must have a will if you want them to have the house.
  • You can’t leave anything to the two people who witness your will, or their spouses. Remember to tell the person you choose to carry out your will (your executor) where your will is stored.
  • The Government has a handy overview on writing your will here

Download our information sheet on leaving a gift in your will:

Remembering St Andrew's Children's Society in your will