Every year our supporters come up with fun and ingenious ways to fundraise for the Linda Norgrove Foundation. There are lots of different ways you can raise money for the Foundation, whether it’s holding a quiz night, organising a bring-and-buy sale, taking part in a challenge event, or encouraging others to sponsor you to try something new.
We suggest you keep it simple and choose something you’ll enjoy!
Once again supporters have been using their imagination and energy to come up with a variety of fundraising activities in 2023, boosting our funds by more than £20,000. Thank you to everyone involved for giving your time to organise, take part in, and support these fundraisers.
Over the past year there have been a host of fun and inspirational fundraisers and events – here’s just a few of them.
Our annual 10k attracted runners and walkers from around the world, with the main event held in our home territory here on the Isle of Lewis and others taking part in Kuala Lumpur, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, USA, Canada, and across the UK. Our thanks to all of you for helping to add £2,433 to our coffers.
Fiona Bruce and her son took part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk in September and, with a 50% top-up by the Hunter Foundation, raised nearly £800.
Phil Stonehewer, despite an Achilles injury disrupting his training, completed the London Marathon in under four hours and raised nearly £2,000 – a fantastic achievement!
Hats, socks, bags, capes, all beautifully knitted or sewn by islander Margaret Macleod, were sold at a Craft Fair on the Isle of Harris and raised more than £2,000.
£2,000 donated after the Charlbury Beer Festival will pay the university fees and living expenses for a female medical student to study in Afghanistan.
Many people took part in our open water swimming challenge in different parts of the world, swimming between 1km and 10km. And Lexi McGettigan has committed to swim 3,000m outdoors each month in the Antarctic Penguin Challenge between 1 November and 31 March 2023 to raise money for the Foundation.
A clothes swap organised by Kirsty Anderson in Sandwick, Isle of Lewis, raised £185, and LNF received publicity and donations following Henry Naylor’s show at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Afghanistan is Not Funny’.
Andrew Gow is selling Admiralty Sea Charts on ebay with 10% going to the Foundation.
Many adventurous campers spent a night or two in the Mangersta bothy and made a donation in return. Please use the booking form if you’re interested in staying in the bothy.
Other ways to support our work
- If you shop online, you can raise funds for the Foundation by shopping via the Easy Fundraising website – you only need to set it up once, and a small percentage of your purchase go to the Foundation.
- If you use Amazon, shop through AmazonSmile where you will find an option to nominate the Linda Norgrove Foundation – they will then give 0.5% of all your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Foundation.