Charities and fundraising
The Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge was set up to allow participants to take part in a fun and challenging event while raising much needed funds for some fantastic charities. Now in its eleventh year with all new route options for 2016, the Challenge is one of Scotland's most established and successful fundraising events, raising almost £3m for a number of charities. We therefore ask that all Rob Roy challengers commit to raising a minimum of £350. Once registered for the event each participant will be able to set up a personalised Just Giving page in order to record all donations. Participants have until September 2016 to complete the fundraising commitment and there are prizes for the biggest fundraisers.
2016 Charity Partners
Monies raised by the Rob Roy Challenge are distributed by the Martin Currie Charitable Foundation(MCCF), with the majority of funds donated to the Rob Roy Challenge Annual Charity Partner and MCCF Charity Partners.
The 2016 Rob Roy Challenge Annual Charity Partner will be Mercy Ships. The 2016 MCCF Charity Partners will be Breast Cancer Now, Cyrenians, Maggie's, Marie Curie and Mercy Corps.
How to donate
If you would like to support any of the charities you can donate to the event via Just Giving, either by searching for an individual participant or a team.
2016 Rob Roy Challenge Annual Charity Partner
We are a team of volunteer nurses, doctors, surgeons, and other crew members from all over the world, donating our time to help on board the world's largest non-governmental floating hospital.
Rob Roy Challenge participants and our supporters are a vital part of the team, raising much needed funds to pay for essential medical supplies and ship repairs.
As a floating hospital, we can sail directly to some of the world's poorest people to deliver life-saving medical care and provide safe, state-of-the-art facilities in which to treat them.
We have made 581+ port visits and helped more than 2 million of the poorest people in the world since 1978.
MCCF Charity Partners
Breast Cancer Now
Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. We're going to change that. We're Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity – and we're dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
We're determined to stop women dying from breast cancer. But we'll only reach that point by acting now – in a new, open and collaborative way. We're bringing together all those affected by the disease to fund research, share knowledge and find answers. We're already making incredible strides in understanding breast cancer risk and prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment. But there's still much more to be done to stop breast cancer spreading and becoming deadly – the stage of the disease known as secondary breast cancer.
Together we can provide more care and support for people and families living with terminal illness.
Marie Curie nurses are here for people living with any terminal illness and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, free of charge, to help them get the most they can from life, in the time they have left.
We provide care and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year. We deliver this through our nursing service and in our nine hospices, as well as conducting research into end of life care.
Cyrenians serves those on the edge, working with the homeless and vulnerable to transform their lives by beginning with their story, helping them believe that they can change their lives, and walking with them as they lead their own transformation. Our Mission is to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey. Our Vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. In 2014/15 2,232 people received life changing support from Cyrenians and a further 2,198 received 'one-touch' support such as advice, information and practical help.
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
Maggie's provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends, offering a programme of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing. Built in the grounds of NHS hospitals, our Centres are designed by leading architects to be warm welcoming and full of light and open space. They are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea.
Mercy Corps is delighted to partner the Martin Currie Charitable Foundation and can't wait to support everyone taking part in the Rob Roy Challenge. Every mile you run and every mile you cycle will be a personal achievement and, with the funds your efforts will generate, you will help us to reach families in some of the world's most fragile places. From Nepal to Niger, Gaza to Guatemala and Syria to South Sudan - your hard work helps communities not just survive, but thrive.