Our community involvement

Ediston supports not-for-profit, non-governmental and educational organisations that focus on enriching lives in the community for those less fortunate. We are committed to be an economic and social asset in the community establishing partnerships and sponsoring programs. Ediston’s contributions to the community reinforces the company’s diversity and inclusiveness goals.

Our latest events:

Our very own Alastair Dickie and James Waterson of Simply Finance have a goal this year, to cycle from the south tip to the north tip of Ireland in 6 days, starting off on the 25th August 2019 covering just over 500 miles.

The route winds its way north along the Atlantic Coast from Mizen Head to Malin Head, a beautiful journey for a great cause.

Alastair and James are cycling for 2 wonderful charities, one being Leuchie House in North Berwick which provides short breaks and holiday respite care for MS sufferers https://www.leuchiehouse.org.uk and the second is The Patrick Wild Centre https://patrickwildcentre.com/ who provide research to test  new therapies for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities (ID) and Fragile X syndrome , which James’s son, Harry, is affected by.

The target is to raise £20,000 to further support these charities in their amazing work.

You can help Alastair and James by donating on the Just Giving page found here:


Congratulations to our Finance Team and friends for completing the 2019 Edinburgh Gung-Ho! challenge and 5K run on the 11th of May, raising over £2,000 for Redearth Education.

Redearth’s vision is to provide every child with an equal chance to succeed, and every community to thrive. Nursery education in Uganda is neither free nor easily accessible and the money raised so far by the team is enough to sponsor one child through three years of nursery education. The team have exceeded their original target by so much, that only a few extra hundred of pounds will be enough to help support two children through three years of nursery education.

If you wish to help their cause you can still donate by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/run-for-redearth

Please visit Redearth’s website to find out more about the amazing work they do: http://redeartheducation.co.uk/

Team RAGS which included Alastair Dickie of Ediston, along with Richard Whyte of Brodies, Gerry Mullan of Handlesbanken and Sarah Spence (formerly Ediston) embarked on a 500 cycle trip over 5 days following the route of the North Coast 500 (http://www.northcoast500.com/)

They managed to cycle this event in total over the allocated time slot in the red hot heat of the end of May (in Scotland – seriously!) and the wet start to the summer and raised approximately £27,500 including sponsorships (the main sponsors being Ediston, Ediston Homes and Brodies) and online pledges.  Funds raised have been pledged to Macmillian Cancer Support  and Maggie’s Centre.

Chapeau and I wonder what’s in store for next year, or maybe Alastair will get a year off (only 5 years since he cycled Lands’ End to Joh O’Groats in 8.5 days…………).

Charities recently supported are:

Scottish Property Industry Festival of Christmas  – www.spifox.co.uk

The sole objective of Spifox is to raise funds during the business year for children’s charities in Scotland. The funds raised enable the purchase of equipment and the provision of facilities to better perform the Charity’s function of caring. All monies raised are donated directly to the chosen beneficiaries without deduction of administration costs or other overheads. Danny O’Neill, CEO of Ediston, is a Trustee of Spifox.

TourAid –  www.touraid.org

TourAid aims to create links between children and young adults from disadvantaged communities around the world with schools and clubs in the UK. Ediston were proud to sponsor the KISS rugby team from India in TourAid 2015.