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Fundraising events organised by St Columba’s Hospice are a brilliant way to get involved with supporting our work. 

Our many fundraising events range from glamorous Ladies Lunches  to challenging cycling events across Scotland, art exhibitions and pub quizzes! Many of our events are perfect for doing with your family and friends, so get involved with our fundraising events and support the Hospice!


Dragon Boat Race

Saturday 22nd September

Ocean Terminal

We are hosting our very first Dragon Boat Race at Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh. It’s a fun and exhilarating water sport but be warned, the competition will be fierce! With 19 boats on offer, over 300 participants will go paddle to paddle with teams from across the capital, and while the aim of the day is raise as much money as possible for St Columba’s Hospice, winning is always fun too!

It’s a unique team building experience, all about collaboration, timing, effort, communication, trust and team work. Each team needs 16 rowers and a very important drummer to keep time.

The cost of entering the event is £20 per person with a commitment to raise £100 per person.

If you’re interested, round up the troops and book you place today, spaces are going fast! To register click here.


Doors Open Day

Saturday 29th September

St Columba’s Hospice

We will once again be opening our doors and inviting people to come and take a look around our fantastic buildings! Meet staff and volunteers, see rooms not normally open to the public, the historical Challenger Lodge (our original building) and day therapy and outpatient units.

St Columba’s Hospice Book Fair

13 – 14 October

Edinburgh Academy, Stockbridge, Free Admission

A book fair to raise money for the Hospice with a wide selection of books and music. There will be a mix of collectable and rare titles, a must for book lovers in and around Edinburgh.



The Art Friends of St Columba’s Hospice

19-21 October

The Edinburgh Academy, Stockbridge, Free Admission

Our Art Friends exhibition showcases the very best of Scottish talent, alongside emerging new artists. This year see’s artists, print makers, jewellers and potters exhibiting their work with us. We will be holding an informal drinks reception from 6-8pm on Friday 19th so come down and enjoy our fantastic exhibition with a glass of wine! A portion of every sale of work comes to the Hospice.


The Giant Pub Quiz

Thursday 8 November

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, £15 per person, £75 for a team of 6

Join us at our winter Giant Pub Quiz! Round up your most intelligent friends (or those with knowledge of the obscure) for this fantastic evening, testing your general knowledge for a chance to win some fantastic prizes! Tickets include a pie and a pint, but be quick, this event is one of the most popular offerings and sells out in advance of the night. Book now to avoid disappointment!


Light Up a Life

Monday 10 December

Charlotte Square Gardens, Free Admission

Join us for this special evening as we light up our Tree of Remembrance in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The tree is lit in memory of friends and family who have passed away. Carol singers and a wonderful atmosphere make this a special evening not to be missed.




St Columba’s Hospice Ladies Lunch

Friday 22nd March 2019

The Hub, Edinburgh

To register your interest for next year’s Ladies Lunch, please contact fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk.

Click here to take part in an event in aid of St Columba’s Hospice, organised by a third party for example the Edinburgh Marathon Festival or the Edinburgh Kiltwalk. 

Click here to find out about organising your own event in aid of St Columba’s Hospice