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Last weekend, Edinburgh South U10s challenged themselves to dribble a football non-stop for 5km, raising funds for Bethany along the way.

The boys set themselves an ambitious target, seeking to raise £10,000 from the event, with half of all proceeds going towards our work ending homelessness in Scotland. The other half will support the club’s once-in-a-lifetime football tour later this year.

Jenson, aged 10, is one of the boys who participated in the fundraising challenge. Speaking to him before the event, he said:

“It’s going to be hard work but it’s totally worth it for a brilliant cause!”

Edinburgh South 2014s Football Squad fundraise for Bethany Christian Trust 

It was a cold but dry day as the boys ran around Inch Park in south Edinburgh, each dribbling a football. Under a lovely view of Arthur’s Seat, music played and around thirty supporting parents cheered the boys on, keeping them motivated as they ticked off the laps – ten each in total!

Everyone received a medal once they completed the dribble, and some sweets for energy!

Each participant received a medal in recognition of their efforts on the day.

Lots of younger siblings got involved, doing their own laps (some of them even completing the full 5k!) and all the coaches did a victory lap at the end, finishing with a celebratory drenching from the team’s water bottles.

Our Director of Income Generation, Hannah Nelson, spoke briefly, highlighting the purpose behind the dribble and inspiring the team with the real impact of their efforts.

A fantastic afternoon and a fun fundraising challenge. Some inspiration for anyone looking to support Bethany in their community!

The boys celebrating after completing their 5k fundraising football dribble!

If you would like to find out more about how your team, club or group can get behind the work of Bethany, please contact our events team at

Fundraise for Bethany!