How to be your most charitable self
Acts of kindness, no matter how small, can make the biggest different in people's lives and there's plenty of fun and inspiring ways to give back. Check out these small ways that you can help whether in the form of donations, personal challenges and family fun.
Run a new kind of personal best and get tough on cancer
For Edinburgh runners seeking a new challenge there's no better opportunity than Cancer Research UK’s Tough 10. The 10k trail run takes place in Pentland Hills Regional Park on 28 October giving participants the chance to pitch themselves against the elements while challenged by muddy trails, steep hills and uneven terrain and raising money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.
The track poses three different levels of difficulty and costs £20 to enter. For details visit cruk.org/tough10
Urgent appeal to save Joshua Nolan Foundation
Set up by Laura Nolan following the tragic loss of her son, Josh, to suicide in 2013, the fundraising efforts of the Joshua Nolan Foundation go towards counselling sessions for those at risk of taking their own life and have proven invaluable in helping the vulnerable. Unfortunately, the Foundation faces closure without significant donations in the next few weeks and needs more people to join the effort to fundraise and spread the word.
For more info on how you can help, visit joshuanolanfoundation.org
Join the Magical Garden Party in aid of Maggie's Centres
Head down to Wormistoune House on 08 September for an afternoon of fun with food and drink, face painting and a treasure hunt for the wee ones in a stunning setting. Proceeds from the Magical Garden Party will be donated to Maggie's Centres whose invaluable work supports people living with cancer and their family and friends.
We've also got two family tickets to give away for the day which you can be in with a chance of winning by entering your details below by Tuesday 4th September.
To buy tickets visit maggiescentres.org/magicalgardenparty Tickets for the day cost £10/£5 with the option to purchase a family ticket for £30.