Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Fundraising & Events

Fundraising Challenge Events

Each year we rely on continued generosity from the public to continue our innovative educational programmes helping the most rural impoverished communities across sub-Saharan Africa. Can you join us and fundraise for our incredible cause by signing up to a fundraising challenge? Today there are endless opportunities to fundraise for charities; marathons, obstacle course racing, climbing mountains, skydiving, open water swimming or a simple pub quiz to name just a few. Below are some of our favourites and our Fundraising Challenge Guide also gives ideas for fun challenges you can organise yourself. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Jail and Bail: Thursday 30th November 2017, London

We organise an annual Jail and Bail fundraiser in Edinburgh and London, where business leaders and friends of Link give up a few hours of their time to be ‘incarcerated’. By raising 'bail money' from their business networks, friends and family they can walk free of all charges, with all proceeds directly supporting our work to improve education for the most disadvantaged children in sub-Saharan Africa.
This year we are holding a special St Andrew's Day Jail and Bail at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society London on the evening of Thursday 30th November, bringing together London-based contacts who will raise vital funds whilst sampling exceptional whiskies. Are you London-based and keen to donate some time towards education in Africa?


Email to sign up!


Ben Nevis Trek (29th September – 1st October 2017)

A challenge to the highest point in the British Isles in the heart of Scotland’s Western Highlands. Trek to the top of Britain, on this exciting weekend challenge conquering Ben Nevis! Your challenge takes you into the heart of the breath-taking Western Highlands in order to conquer the highest peak in Britain at 1,344m (4,409ft) above sea level. Your trail to the summit is technically easy, but trekking Ben Nevis is a strenuous challenge – stamina and determination are a must. The stunning views of the highlands will be with you all the way and provide a fantastic backdrop to one of the most sought after charity events in the UK.


Find out more and sign up here.


Total Warrior Edinburgh (16th - 17th September 2017)

Total Warrior is not your average run. Submerge yourself in dirt and take on 30 punishing obstacles over the course of a super challenging route from Balgone Estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh to the beautiful beaches of North Berwick (with free beer at the end).
If you can't make Edinburgh, check out the Leeds or Lake District events.


Find out more and sign up here.


Ultra Tour of Edinburgh (22nd October 2017)

This new Rat Race event for 2017 will be an ultra run like no other. Located around the ancient city streets of Edinburgh, the Ultra Tour will challenge you in new and original ways. Sign up with your colleagues or friends to take this on and raise funds for our work in Africa.

Find out more here.


Fundraising Challenge Guide

None of these take your fancy? Click here to view our full Fundraising Challenge Guide!

Our guide is full of original ideas for planning your own fundraising activity for Link, which are also fun experiences to have with colleagues, friends or family. We are so grateful for your support.

Skydiving and Parachuting

Skydiving is an amazing experience that you can do for FREE by supporting us!All you need to do is sign up with us and raise a minimum sponsorship level to cover the costs of your skydive. There are 3 types of jump available at over 20 centres across the country so there is bound to be one near you!

Tandem Skydiving

A tandem skydive is the most popular jump type and you only need to raise £395 for your jump to be free. You do not need any formal training for this jump as you'll be strapped to a fully qualified instructor. You jump from a minimum of 10,000 feet and experience freefall. This truely is a once in life time thrill!

Just use the button below to order your free information pack or you can book online now!

Order Free Info!  Book A Tandem Jump!

Static Line Parachuting
This is your opportunity to complete a parachute jump and put youself in control, just raise £360 for your jump to be free. You'll need to train for the jump over 1 day after which you make a solo parachute jump from 3,000ft. Your parachute will deploy automatically and you'll navigate yourself back to the drop zone for landing!
Simply click the button below to order your free information pack or you can book online now!

Order Free Info!  Book A Static Line Jump!

Accelerate Freefall
This is the first level in training to become a fully qualified skydiver. You'll need to raise £550 for your jump to be free! After a days training you'll make a solo skydive from 10,000ft accompanied by two instructors, one either side of you. You'll deploy your own parachute and descend back to the drop zone for landing. You will then be on your way to becoming a skydiver!
Click on the button below to order your free information pack or you can book online now!

Order Free Info!  Book An AFF Jump!