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Virtual fundraising events

COVID has hit the charitable world pretty hard this year.  Studies from the Institute of Fundraising show that 92% of all charities reported a fall in income during lockdown and 91% of all charities have had to cancel events.

On a small charity scale like ours, only one in five small charities were able to provide normal services because of the pandemic.

We were extremely lucky to be one of those five and are so thankful to the donations, the fundraised income and events run by our supporters to continue our work.

However, we are still navigating choppy charity waters and we still need your help – more than ever before.  We are still in need of people to get involved with fundraising to ‘walk, ride, run or skip their talk’ for CGD.

Traditional fundraising events have taken an online form, to ensure that charities can continued to be supported in these difficult times and here’s a few ways you can get involved with fundraising for the services – like Helen – provided by The CGD Society.


Virtual sporting fundraisers 2020



Date :
Complete your challenge before 31 December
Entry : dependent on distance running
Distance : from 5k & Junior 5k to Marathon

Entry benefits :      

  • Can complete it over your own time
  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher medal & keyring charm
  • Finisher presentation pack
  • Personalised finisher certificate
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Personalised Event Number & Information Pack

The first Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge with multiple distances to choose from.   It’s your challenge and your rules – complete your challenge in one day or over multiple days!

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Date: Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

Entries Close: 17:00 on Friday 23 October 2020

Entry: £15

Entry benefits :

  • You can run, walk or jog your 10k
  • Can complete it on any day of that week
  • Step by step training plan
  • Finishers will be sent a Vitality London 10,000 finisher’s medal and an exclusive New Balance performance T-shirt.

Although it’s not possible to stage the postponed Vitality London 10,000 in its usual format this year, you still have the chance to take part in the event and raise much needed funds for the CGD Society.

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And remember – with all these fundraisers – whatever you decide to do - we can help you set up your donation pages and promote across all our supporters to cheer you on from behind our computers and from our sofas!  We’re with you all the way!!

Let us know if you've signed up so we can support you - drop us a line at  Good luck and happy fundraising!



More information

We'll give you a free T-shirt or runnning vest but you can purchase more for your friends from our shop.

For inspriration, read about some of our fundraising stories.

Our website contains a wealth of information to help and support you. If you are not able to find the answer to a specific question, feel free to contact us using the form at the bottom of the page or by emailing or calling us.  We are here to help.