Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Fundraising & Events

Fundraising Challenge Events

Each year Link Community Development relies on the continued generosity and support from the public to ensure that we can continue to design and implement our innovative and sustainable programmes across sub-Saharan Africa. You will find here a variety of fundraising challenges. Join us and fundraise for our incredible cause. Whether you want run a marathon, cycle the night streets of Edinburgh or climb the highest free-standing peak in Africa, there is plenty to choose from.

Below we have listed some of our favourite events. You can also have a browse through our Fundraising Challenges Guide, by clicking below, to see what is on offer in 2017 and beyond. If you have any further questions, please contact us and we'll get back to you within three days.

The Edinburgh Night Ride (17th - 18th June 2017)

Take part in a night to remember on this ride through the dark streets of Edinburgh and see this stunning city like never before!
The challenge is to cycle 50 moonlit miles with a throng of like-minded cyclists, along the twists and turns of the streets of Edinburgh on the Night Ride.
The route has stunning night views of the city, taking in the iconic sights of this beautiful city, including Arthur's Seat, The Castle, The Forth Bridges . This is a rare chance to explore the nooks and crannies of the Scottish capital at a time when much of the traffic has abated.
In 2016, the Link team raised over £3,000 by taking part in the Night Ride, can you help us beat that?

Find out more and sign up here.


Jail and Bail

Link organises an annual Jail and Bail fundraiser in Edinburgh. In 2016, we invited a group of business leaders and friends of Link who gave up two hours of their time one evening to be ‘incarcerated’ by Link.
By raising 'bail money' to walk free of all charges, the two events successfully managed to raise over £6,000, with all proceeds going directly help support our work improving the quality of education in sub-Saharan Africa.
We would like to thank all of our participants in Jail and Bail 2016, and we look forward to our next Jail and Bail in early 2017.

If you would like to take part in Jail and Bail, get in touch!


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 for Link 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.


Tough Mudder (17th - 18th June 2017)

Tough Mudder is not your average run. Submerge yourself in dirt and take on over 20 obstacles in 12 miles. 
Across the country, thousands of Tough Mudders subject themselves to this ultimate obstacle course. Are you ready to get your entire body dirty to join them? 
You do not have to be an athlete to take on Tough Mudder. There is no prize for finishing first and no time-frame to finish in. This is an event for anybody who wants to do something out of the box to challenge their-self. You can register as an individual or as part of a team, either way, you are guaranteed to have an amazing day.
We have suggested the Scotland event, however there are dozens of Tough Mudder events across the UK. Feel free to register for any one of them. Details can be found on the Tough Mudder website. Once you have chosen an event, select the standard registration option. You will have to then notify us that you are participating so we can send your support pack!

Find out more and sign up here.


None of these take your fancy? Click here to view our full fundraising challenge guide!


Fundraising Guide

Have you signed up for one of our exciting fundraising challenges and need a kick-start on your way to your fundraising target? Check out our Fundraising Guide, it's full of fantastic tips to give your fundraising a boost. From head-shaves to car washing, there is sure to be something in the guide that you will not only get you lots of sponsorship, but will allow you to have a great time!

You can read our Fundraising Guide by clicking here.

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!