Cruse Scotland: Bereavement Support

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Run For Cruse Scotland: Bereavement Support

Scott Maxwell

[email protected]

Cruse Scotland is the leading national charity for bereaved people in Scotland. 

One in five people need professional support in their grief journey. Without help, those bereaved people can suffer from loneliness or isolation, poor physical and mental health, and potentially a loss of income for those who feel unable to return to work.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact all of our lives, our services are needed more than ever before.

We rely on our professional counselling volunteers and the generosity of the public to help us continue to provide this support that is so urgently needed. It currently costs around £750,000 each year to provide bereavement support and counselling to adults and children all across Scotland.

  • £20 covers one hour of helpline support
  • £50 covers the full cost of one Cruse Scotland counselling session
  • £100 trains a Helpline Volunteer to support 200 clients a year
  • £1,000 trains a volunteer who will support bereaved children


By taking on a distance in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in support of Cruse Scotland and raising funds, you will ensure those who need additional support, receive the right help at the right time, building resilience and improving wellbeing at a time of great sorrow, stress and loss.

To apply for one of our limited charity places, please agree to the following;

Event                     Reg Fee              Fundraising target

Full Marathon           £25                     £500

Half Marathon           £20                     £250

Hairy Haggis Relay    £40 (£10 each)    £500

10k                             £10                    £150                    

5k                               £10                     £75