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EVENT UPDATES

Check if your fundraising event has been affected due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

EVENT UPDATES

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some events have been rescheduled, postponed, or cancelled, in order to prevent spread of the virus.

All decisions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. A number of popular events are organised by external companies and agencies, therefore participants raising money for MND Scotland will be required to abide by the decisions made by those event organisers.

Event updates

We will bring all fundraising event updates to you as we get them.

The Scottish Government has issued guidance that all events, with more than 500 people in attendance, should be cancelled from Monday 16th March.

At this time, the following events have been affected:

The Supernova Kelpies 5K event, which was due to take place on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020, will now take place on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2020.

You can contact Supernova events at www.supernovarun.com/contact

This event has been postponed until 29th/30th May 2021.
Current participants have a range of options available to them within their My Details account. If you are a current entrant, please log in to find out more and select your preferred option. These options will be available until the 31st December 2020.
 
An EMF charity entrant on logging into their my details account, will see the following options:

1. Complete EMF virtually*

2. Defer to EMF 2021

3. If you do not want to take either of the above options, please contact louise.earley@mndscotland.org.uk to withdraw your entry.

*The Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge can be completed between Saturday 5th September and Thursday 31st December 2020.  The chosen distance can be completed in one go, or over a number of days - the participants are free to choose how they complete their challenge.

Upon completing the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge, each participant will receive the following items;

  • A beautiful finishers pack will be posted to finishers, containing a finisher medal and keyring charm, a 2020 finisher t-shirt and finisher presentation pack .
  • A fabulous personalised finisher certificate documenting the completion of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge and the date you completed it on.

  • You will also be added to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge finisher's listing on www.edinburghmarathon.com

The Kiltwalk has announced that the Glasgow event, originally planned for Sunday 26th April, is being postponed. An alternate date is yet to be announced. The Kiltwalk is encouraging people to keep signing up and raising money for their chosen charity, with an extra 50% boost to your fundraising for all monies raised by 31st March. The Kiltwalk will make sure money you've raised for MND Scotland will be payed out to the charity as quickly as possible, during this difficult time for charities.

The Aberdeen Kiltwalk, originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 7th June, has been postponed. As with the Glasgow Kiltwalk, fundraisers are encouraged to keep signing up and raising money, with an extra 50% boost added to monies raised by May 7th. 

The London Marathon, originally expected to take place on Sunday 26th April, will now take place on Sunday 4th October.

This event has been postponed until Sunday 11th April 2021.
Current participants have a range of options available to them with their My Details account.
If you are a current entrant, please log in to find out more and select your preferred option. These options will be available until the 9th August 2020.

The Zip Slide across the Clyde, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 18th April, has been postponed. We will update you as soon as we know a new date for this event.

We have decided to postpone our first midnight trek to the summit of Ben Nevis until 2021. A new date will be confirmed closer to the time.

This event has been postponed until 2021. Date TBC.
Those charity entrants in M10K Glasgow will be able to either defer to the 2021 event or if you wish to withdraw your entry, please contact louise.earley@mndscotland.org.uk.
This event has been postponed until 2021. Everyone with a place in the 2020 Loch Ness Marathon, River Ness 10K, 5K, Corporate Challenge and Wee Nessie will have their entry automatically transferred to the 2021 event, taking place on 3 October. Their entry will be automatically rolled over and they do not have to take any further action.

Visitors to our offices

We have chosen to close MND Scotland’s office to visitors at this time. Please do not come to the office.

If you have money to send to us, or if you would like to get in touch with us about your fundraising, please call us during office hours on 0141 332 3903 or email us at fundraising@mndscotland.org.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Events (Support Services)

As a precautionary measure, we have reached the difficult decision to postpone all face-to-face services, effective immediately. This is in order to protect the health of those affected by MND, their carers, and our staff.

Alternative ways of delivering these services, where possible, are being developed.

For more information, please visit www.mndscotland.org.uk/coronavirus.

 

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