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Our 7 Hills Challenge is back for 2021!

Our 7 Hills Challenge is back for 2021! image

Climb the 7 Hills in Edinburgh or, new for this year, take on the the 7 Hills we've chosen in East Lothian. Enjoy a new adventure and fundraise for a great cause at the same time!

After the success of last year’s 7 Hills, we're delighted to announce the return of the challenge for 2021. We hope you and your team will join us! The goal is to climb the 7 Hills in Edinburgh or, new for this year, take on the the 7 Hills we've chosen in East Lothian. In fact, if you are feeling up to it, why not do both?!

We hope your team’s able to take part this summer, to enjoy a new adventure and help us fundraise. By taking part you will enjoy panoramic views, spectacular scenery, city vistas and stunning coastlines as well as offering a great team building experience and general camaraderie.

The 7 Hills of Edinburgh are:
1. Castle Rock
2. Calton Hill
3. Arthur’s Seat
4. Blackford Hill
5. Braids Hill
6. Craiglockhart Hill
7. Corstorphine Hill

The 7 Hills in East Lothian are:
1. North Berwick Law
2. Traprain Law
3. Lammermuir Law
4. Meikle Says Law
5. Carberry Hill
6. Byres Hill
7. Winton Hill

The Challenge can be completed in three ways; Your team have from Friday 20th August until Friday 27th August to head to the hills in either Edinburgh, East Lothian or both if you are up for an extra challenge. Your team have the choice to:

1. Complete 7 hills in a day

2. Complete 7 hills over 7 days – perhaps you could bag a hill a day!

3. Complete 7 hills over a weekend

Please email Amanda via asouthey@stcolumbashospice.org.uk by 13 August to register for free. She will be able to guide you through a few simple steps to get you started.

The first will be to set up your JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/start-fundraising.

You can also set up the fitness app, Strava, to run alongside your JustGiving page, and are able to update your route with pictures, times etc.

Setting your fundraising target:
Our events are a fantastic way to fundraise for the Hospice and your teams support could not be more gratefully received. There is no minimum fundraising sponsorship but a suggested target of £150 per person is a great place to start.

Prizes will be awarded for:
-Fastest time over one day for 7 hills
-Most money raised overall
-Best photo (Have fun with this: team shot, summit shot, views, but please adhere to social distancing guidelines when taking photos of your team.)

All entrants will receive Hospice T-shirts and water bottles. Finishers will receive certificates of completion.

You can share how you're getting on with your colleagues, friends and family via social media. So please wear your Hospice t-shirts and remember to use #SummitforStColumbas on all of your posts.

Your fundraising and support of St Columba’s Hospice Care is incredibly valuable to us, helping our dedicated staff provide vital services to those who need it most across Edinburgh and East Lothian.

We hope you sign up for this new challenge and look forward to hearing how you get on!

Please remember to adhere to all current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Up-to-date information can be found here.

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