Active charity events in Scotland

Active charity events in ScotlandAt My Power of Attorney, we know many of you want to support the causes that are important to you or your loved ones. We’re also great believers in living positively, actively and to the full. So here, for inspiration, are some of the many active charity events in Scotland this summer and into the autumn, in which you could be involved.

Go for a memory walk

Walk in memory of a loved one or just to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland in glorious Strathclyde Country Park. The route is under three and a half miles long, and participation is £10 for adults. The walk takes place on the 17th of September, and similar local events include a ramble in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on 18 September.

Get Off the Beatson Track!

This popular charity walk is in aid of the Beatson Cancer Charity, which offers support and well-being services to patients and their families. It takes place on Sunday 28th August and costs £15. This family-friendly six and a half miler takes in some of Glasgow’s West End’s top sights, including the Riverside Museum, which is also the event’s start and finishing point.

Laughter the best medicine

If you’re after an event involving pure fun rather than physical effort, there’s an evening of Stand Up Comedy for the Scottish Huntington’s Association on August 12 at Glasgow’s Websters Theatre. The SHAnd Up Comedy Gala kicks off at 8pm, and is headlined by comedy legend Bruce Morton, among other top acts. Tickets £14.

Have a ball!

Another event in aid of Alzheimer Scotland, the Forget-Me-Not Ball comes to Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel for the first time on September 2 for an evening of entertainment, dancing, prizes and above all glamour!

Put in some pedal power – from Moscow to Houston!

Now in its third year, the Moscow to Houston bike ride from Ayrshire to Renfrewshire is nothing to do with Russia or America but takes in some of Glasgow’s top sights and is 35 miles long, much of it on decent cycle paths. While it may seem a long distance, 35 miles is more achievable than you probably realised. Register now for this Cancer Support Scotland event which takes place on August 21.

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