Got a burning question?

Check out our FAQs to find out more about our Poppy Quests, or call our Events team on 0131 557 2782

Poppy Quest is a popular fundraising walking events, which our sister charity down south, The Royal British Legion, has been running for many years. We provide you with a map and a series of questions to navigate a route around the city. It’s a 10k challenge, testing your legs and stretching your mind along the route too.

Start time:

For Poppy Quest Edinburgh:

· Cadets start at 09:30
· If you are not a cadet, can choose either 10:00 or 10:30

For Poppy Quest Glasgow:

· Cadets start at 09:30
· If you are not a cadet, can choose either 10:00 or 10:30

End time:

Poppy Quest Edinburgh and Glasgow runs until 16:00

Rest assured, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the route before getting your well-deserved medal at the finish.

We endeavour to send your t-shirt 2 weeks prior to the event taking place. If you register after this point you may still receive your t-shirt through the post however if you don’t, there will be an opportunity to collect one or exchange your size at the start.

Registration fees only help to cover the event costs – so fundraising is really important in helping serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. We’re asking each adult to raise £50 and get the kids involved to help them too.

Your donations enable us to make a huge difference to the lives of those that we support in our Armed Forces community.  Every year we are able to save lives, keep families together, alleviate poverty, prevent homelessness, and improve physical and mental health – these are all life changing events enabling those we support to live safe, secure and fulfilling lives.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email containing all the information and advice you need for raising money for Poppyscotland.

An online fundraising page is created automatically when you register, for you to send to your friends, family and colleagues for sponsorship.

Sponsor forms and collection pots are available on request. In addition, the Poppyscotland team are on hand to support you every step of the way!

We’ll include all the information you need in your registration pack when you sign up to the event. You’ll also receive a link to set up your online JustGiving page. Please remember to send us the link to your page so we can ensure all donations are credited to you.

 

Yes. This is very easy online – your fundraising page has facilities to set up team pages. 

Yes, if you are a UK tax payer. You cannot claim Gift Aid on a donation from a public collection or fundraising event, unless each individual donor has submitted a Gift Aid Declaration. For more information, please read our Gift Aid information.

This year, we have a special prize in store for participants that raise £100 or more in sponsorship. You can pick this up on the day from the registration desk by showing us your fundraising page on your phone or your sponsorship form. Please note that if you are fundraising in a team you will receive one prize per £100 raised.

The easiest way to fundraise is by using your automatically-generated fundraising page.

You can also post a cheque or sponsorship form with your name and the event you’re fundraising for to: Events Team, Poppyscotland, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4HQ

We ask that all sponsorship monies are sent to us no later than eight weeks after the last day of the event

The course is approximately 10km, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop off at cafes around the route.

Anyone can take part in Poppy Quest so feel free to bring all your friends and family along to the event.

Yes, of course. Many of our supporters sign up for the challenge as an individual – this is a great way to meet new friends. If you want to come along by yourself, we will be starting people in groups of 20 or so – so you can meet fellow walkers on the day. Alternatively, you can join our Facebook group page and ask some of your fellow Poppy Questers.  

Yes, we always try and ensure our routes are easily accessible and that people of all abilities can take part. In some cases where stairs may be present, these will be clearly be marked on the map.

Yes, all our routes are dog friendly so feel free to bring them with you at our Poppy Quest events. Please make sure they are kept on their leads throughout the duration of the event and that you clean up after them.

Yes, we are always on the look out for volunteers for this event. You could be involved with helping us to set up/pack down the event, register participants, marshal the route, or hand out medals to all the participants after their challenge.

If you would like to lend us a hand, register your interest here and we’ll be in touch to tell you more.

For up to date information, please contact events@poppyscotland.org.uk or call 0131 5572782