Kindred supports the families of hundreds of children with complex health care needs every year.  We need your help to keep our services running!

Please share our film with your friends, colleagues and family. We are always looking for donations to support our vital work. That’s why we’d love you to fundraise for us.

You can raise funds directly into our appeal or donate here.

Some Recent Fundraising Successes

  • Jenny sold handmade pottery, jams and chutney and raised £437
  • James ran the London Marathon and raised £1060
  • Cinderella Panto in Rutherglen raised £100
  • Stuart Raised £342 running the Edinburgh Half Marathon

Jenny raised £437 at her sale

Challenge Yourself for Kindred

There are lots of fun and challenging events coming up that you could sign up to raise money for Kindred for this year including the Edinburgh Full and Half Marathons on 23rd and 24th May. We can help spread the Kindred word and offer you a free Kindred t-shirt or running vest. Find out more about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival here.

Or join us on our 3rd Kiltwalk – tartan is non-obligatory, and you can choose from 5, 12 or 25 miles.  That means anything from a  fun family stroll right up to a huge personal challenge, it’s up to you.  Find out more and register here.  Members of the Kindred staff team will be walking for the Edinburgh event on Sunday 13th September.

“I wanted to give something back to Kindred …for me it’s really a good motivator as well to continue with the training, and give it everything that I can.”
Stuart MacLeod Respite Carer

Highlight the good work Kindred does by asking your friends, family and colleagues to support you. We’ll send you a Kindred sash, baseball cap or T-shirt to wear on the big day, so everyone can see that you are fundraising for Kindred.

Go to to set up your fundraising page or to sponsor someone else participating for Kindred. And please remember that donations from UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid, which adds an extra 25p for every £1 raised.

Shake a Can
We are planning regular collections throughout the year. All it takes is a couple of hours and it can make a real difference. Just email and we will let you know about any events are coming up.

  • Suzanne, Rowan and John’s collection at An Evening with Ian Rankin at The Royal Lyceum raised £281
  • Voices of Midlothian Schools Concert at Queens Hall raised £ 561

The fabulous bucket-shaking bunch

Community Groups, Choirs, Churches, Sports Clubs and Schools
Please share our film encouraging your school, congregation or club to support Kindred’s work with families. We will be happy to speak to your group about Kindred’s vital work and the impact your fundraising can have.

  • Love Music Community Choir raised over £900 for Kindred at their concert at the Usher Hall
  • A Bake sale at West Lothian College raised over £359. That was a lot of cakes!