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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!

Email fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk for further information on any of our events.

Doors Open Day 2019

28th September 2019- 11.00-15.00

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year.

The aim of Doors Open Days is to ensure that Scotland’s built heritage, new and old, is made accessible to people living and visiting the country on weekends in September.

We’re delighted to be part of the 30th anniversary this September and excited to welcome people from across Edinburgh and the Lothians into the Hospice. You can come along to find out more about our services, chat to staff and volunteers and of course, have a look around our wonderful building which looks out across the Firth of Forth.


Giant Pub Quiz!
The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh        Wednesday 13th November 2019

Join us at our winter Giant Pub Quiz at the fantastic Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

Round up your most intelligent friends (or those with a knowledge of the obscure) for this fantastic evening, testing your knowledge for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Tickets are £15, or £75 for a team of 6. Included in the ticket price is a delicious hot pie, and a pint!

Email fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk to book your place now.


St Columba’s Hospice Art Exhibition

St Columba’s Hospice Education Centre

Friday 25 October 2pm – 7pm

Saturday 26 October 11am – 4pm

Sunday 27 October 11am – 4pm


Help us to bring art into the heart of the Hospice.

We’d love you to join us for this year’s fundraising exhibition featuring a unique selection of contemporary painting, sculpture and prints from some of Scotland’s most established and emerging talents.
We’ll also be displaying artwork from patients and their families and you can join one of our sample art therapy sessions. If you’re feeling creative why not bring a sketch book, pick up a coffee from our community café and take in the stunning views from the terrace overlooking the Forth.
The value of the arts is fundamental to people’s wellbeing at the end of life and whether you buy a masterpiece or create your own you will be helping us to include the arts in our building, treatment and care.

Display Image- Summer, Elie by Pat Kramek. 


Light up a Life 2019

Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Monday 9th December- 17.00-20.00

Christmas at the Hospice starts with our annual Light up a Life appeal, when we ask you to dedicate a light on our Tree of Remembrance in memory of a loved one. Our lighting ceremony takes place in Charlotte Square Gardens and draws thousands of people each year- it’s free to attend, and everyone is welcome.




Celtic Challenge 2020!
St Columba’s Hospice to Iona!        27th-31st May 2020

In 2020, our famous Celtic Challenge event will turn 10! To celebrate, we’re heading to Iona once again, giving both newcomers and veterans alike the opportunity to take in some of the finest cycling Scotland has to offer, whilst supporting their local Hospice. 

This event is expected to sell out so contact fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk to register now! 


Celtic Challenge Normandy 2020!
Cherbourg to Ouistreham!                    23-27th September 2020

To celebrate the Celtic Chalenge turning 10- we’re taking it abroad! Over four days, participants will cover 200 miles of the scenic French coastline, and soaking up the culture and (hopefully) the sun along the way. For those aspiring Tour de France riders, there is also a bundle deal available allowing you to sign up for both the Celtic Challenge AND the Celtic Challenge Normandy for a reduced price! 

This event is expected to sell out so contact fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk to register now! 


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