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The BIG Burns Supper

Ready to dust off your tartan and raise a glass to Robert Burns this January? Celebrate by gathering with friends and family and host a BIG Burns Supper this January.

Host and help fund vital research!

Gather with friends, family and colleagues and host your very own BIG Burns Supper. 

Get your tartan on and your creative minds writing a kidney themed poem to celebrate Burns Night! Pour a wee dram, get the haggis ready, perform your kidney poem and have lots of fun whilst raising money to transform the lives of those living with kidney disease. Slàinte Mhath.

Pick a place: At home, at work, a restaurant, your local arts centre, or even virtually

Pick a date: 25-29 January 2024

Fundraising target: £150

Hosting your BIG Burns Supper

Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to raising money for vital research in no time!

Sign up

Sign up to fundraise on GiveTap. You can do this in less time than it takes to pour a dram!

Choose your date

Host your BIG Burns Supper between 25-29 January 2024.

Get creative

Write your own kidney themed poem. Share your kidney experience through the art of poetry in celebration of Robert Burns.  

Submit these to us to raise awareness of kidney disease at 


Share your fundraising page with your nearest and dearest and ask them to donate and kickstart your fundraising.

Spread the word

Show what you're doing on social and why you're fundraising. Tag us in and use the hashtag #BIGBurnsSupper 

Have fun

Enjoy your BIG Burns Supper. Gather your guests and have braw time!

Ideas for your BIG Burns Supper

Tshirt and free fundraising pack

Once you’ve signed up, we will send you

  • a free t-shirt
  • a fundraising kit to help you plan your BIG Burns Supper

Whether you host it at home, at work or even virtually – you’ll be raising money to fund our life-saving research, to help us transform treatments for people living with kidney disease.

Resources and guides

Download these handy resources to support your event

Sweepstakes kidney poster

Sweepstakes poster

Guess the number of kidneys and raise extra donations at your supper


Social media badge

Use this badge on your social media to tell all your followers about your fundraising

Burns Supper props sheet

Selfie props

Download and cut out our selfie props for some extra fun at your supper.

Lady at desk writing

Poem template

Use our handy template to pen your poem.


Menu ideas

Take a look at our suggestions for your Burns Supper menu.

Wooden Scotland flag

Scottish translation

Download our handy phrasebook to learn some Scottish phrases for on the night.

Other useful stuff

Image FR pack


Get all the materials and resources you need for your fundraiser.

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Dress to impress

Get extra merchandise and show everyone you're on #TeamKidney.

A runner finishing an event wearing the Kidney Research UK running top

Got your own place?

Tell us about your event and we'll support you all the way.

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Fundraise online

Get your fundraising off to a flying start with your own JustGiving page.

Got a question? Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to chat about one of our events, the team here at Kidney Research UK are happy to help. Please get in touch.

0300 303 1100

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