Thousands raised in Edinburgh Marathon for local charities

Edinburgh Marathon 2018

Four of our offices decided to take part in this years’ Edinburgh Marathon Relay on Sunday 27th May – with one person running the half marathon - to raise money for local charity partners. In total, they have raised an incredible £2,702 with donations still coming in.

Edinburgh office fundraise for Fresh Start

This is the second year our Edinburgh office have taken part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for charity partner Fresh Start, who help homeless people get started in their new homes and stay in their new accommodation. This year, the office decided to put forward two relay teams for the Edinburgh Marathon with one runner taking part in the half marathon.

The first relay team was Simon Hammond, Lyndsey Gardner, Kim Catterall and Ashley Sturrock and the second team included Edward Ferguson, Catherine Hammond, Hollie Dilasser and Rachel Black. Donald Mackay ran the half marathon in 2 hours and 11 minutes. Together, they have raised £1,175 for Fresh Start.

Kim Catterall, Rachel Black and Edward Ferguson at the end of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival relay.

Pictured above: Kim Catterall, Rachel Black and Edward Ferguson

Edinburgh office:

“We had two relay teams of four people and one running the half marathon on Sunday. For some, this was the first time they had run such a distance but the support on the day from members of the public who came along to cheer on all the runners really pushed everyone on.

“Fresh Start is a charity close to our hearts and we are delighted to say we have raised almost £1,200 with donations still coming in. We hope this can help homeless people get settled into new homes to help end the cycle of homelessness.”

Digby Brown Kirkcaldy run for Frontline Fife

This is also the second time that the Kirkcaldy office has taken part in the Edinburgh Marathon Relay, but this time it is for charity Frontline Fife, their new charity partner for 2018/19.

Frontline Fife are a charity based in Kirkcaldy who aim to end homelessness in the Fife area by offering support to people to help them keep their home and prevent homelessness.

The Kirkcaldy relay team was Innes Laing, Ryan Smith, Adelle Walker and Claire Thomson and they raised £522 so far for Frontline Fife with donations still coming in. The office already held a charity quiz night earlier this year which raised over £600 and have planned their next fundraiser - a charity race night on 25th October. For more details, please contact

The Kirkcaldy relay team at the end of the Edinburgh Marathon: Claire Thomson, Adelle Walker, Innes Laing and Ryan Smith

Pictured above: Claire Thomson, Adelle Walker, Innes Laing and Ryan Smith

Kirkcaldy office:

"The relay was a great experience, which made all the training worthwhile. The money that the team raised for Frontline Fife helps them continue with the vital work they do in the local Kirkcaldy area. Thanks to everyone who donated to support this great local charity.”

Dundee office fundraise for Food Train

The Dundee office are keen runners and have previously taken part in the Tough Mudder and Santa fun run for charities.

The office also had two relay teams taking part this year with Chris Ritchie, Alasdair Dunlop, Jennifer Watson and Steph Reid in one, and Claudia McEachen, Sarah Douglas, Euan Robertson and Matthew Keogh in the second. They raised £465 for charity partner Food Train.

Food Train provide support services, delivered by volunteers, to help older people live independently at home for as long as possible. This can range from food shopping to offering befriending services.

Digby Brown's Dundee team for the Edinburgh Marathon Relay

Pictured above: Sarah Douglas, Chris Ritchie, Jennifer Watson, Claudia McEachen, Euan Robertson, Matthew Keogh and Alasdair Dunlop

"The Hairy Haggis Relay was a great experience for the Digby Brown Dundee teams. It brought us all closer together knowing that our hard work and dedication was helping raise money for our great charity partner, the Food Train. We were delighted with our performance on the day and to have raised a significant amount of money for the Food Train. Thank you so much to all who kindly donated."

Aberdeen runs for Cash for Kids

Our Aberdeen office are on a running extravaganza as they have already taken on the 10k Baker Hughes Challenge and put forward a relay team with Neil Davidson, Jordan McCarter, Kimberley MacLennan and Amy Shand. In June, they also plan to take part in the Tough Mudder. So far, they have raised £540 for Northsound Cash for Kids, a charity helping disabled and disadvantaged children and young people under 18 across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Digby Brown's Aberdeen team take on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Hairy Haggis Relay

Pictured above: Amy Shand, Kimberley MacLennan and Neil Davidson

“We are no Mo Farahs, but we gave it our best effort and are very pleased with our result! More importantly, we are delighted with the sum of money we have raised for Cash for Kids. We know that all the funds raised make such a difference in the local community. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations."