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 twelfth year, the Challenge is one of Scotland's most established and successful fundraising events, raising over £3m for a number of charities. We therefore ask that all Rob Roy challengers commit to raising a minimum of £250. 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 2018 to complete the fundraising commitment and there are prizes for the biggest fundraisers.
2018 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 2018 Rob Roy Challenge Annual Charity Partners are Cyrenians, HorseBack UK, Marie Curie, Maggie's, Prince's Trust Scotland and Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance.
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.
For 50 years, Cyrenians has journeyed with people on the edge; working with people who are excluded from their family, home, work or community to transform their lives by beginning with their story, creating trusted relationships, helping them believe that they can change their lives, and walking with them as they lead the change they want to see.
In recent years we have begun significant prevention work, supporting people towards life skills which reduce the chance of them becoming excluded again.
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.
HorseBack UK uses horsemanship to inspire recovery, regain self-esteem and provide a sense of purpose and community to the wounded, injured and sick of the military community.
If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer, Maggie’s can help.
Maggie’s Centres are on hospital grounds, warm, welcoming places where people can meet others who are experiencing the same things they are, find support groups specific to their needs and get advice and information from our professional staff.
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) was launched on 23rd May 2013 to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service delivering front-line care to time-critical emergencies across Scotland.
SCAA provides a fully equipped medical helicopter (EC135 T2i) that can be deployed from its central base at Perth Airport to incidents across the length and breadth of Scotland.
The Prince’s Trust is a champion of young people, no matter what their background.
Despite lives stifled by unemployment, homelessness, being in care or being in trouble with the law, young people can succeed with the right help.
We create opportunities for vulnerable young people to thrive and support them to build their skills and confidence.