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Help us raise 150% donations to support the Row Fogo Centre - FUNDRAISING EVENT CANCELLED


Sadly, our Research Officer Agnieszka has experienced recently a minor injury on her foot. She can no longer fundraise for our Centre. We wish her swift return to health.


Support our Centre with your fundraising

Get inspired by Agnieszka's intiative and be our first fundraiser to support our research in small vessel disease. 

Get in touch with our Fundraising Officer if you wish to take part in a fundraising activity for The Row Fogo Centre.


Agnieszka's fundraising event - 35km walk with Kiltwalk

This year, our Research Officer Agnieszka will take up a challenge of walking a distance over 20 miles (35 km), as part of Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk. She aims to raise funds for SVD Research and the Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain.

Agnieszka has decided to take part in this event to celebrate having lived in Scotland for 17 years.

 She has chosen The Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain as her charity, because  of the importance of the research that is carried out in the Centre:

At the Row Fogo Centre, our scientists put great effort into developing the most efficient diagnostic tools and treatment methods for small vessel disease, which has been found to be one of the key underlying causes of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

Having worked at the Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain for almost two years, I cannot help but notice the importance of research in the small vessel disease field. The research discoveries done in our Centre have received numerous awards and recognitions from international scientific bodies, and have had a tremendous impact on people's lives. 

I would like to hope that in the not too distant future not only my loved ones, but everyone, will have access to have best diagnostic methods and treatments in such diseases. 


Fundraising event details

During the last weekend in April, Agnieszka is planning to walk 22miles (35 km) in total along two pathways around Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Day 1

Date: Saturday, 24th April 2021

Route:  Leith Docks to Balerno, along the Water of Leith footpath

Total distace: 20 km (12.5 miles)

Day 1 route (Google Maps)

Day 2

Date: Sunday, 25th April 2021

Route:  Leith Docks to Prestonpans, along John Muir Way

Total distace: 15 km (9.5 miles)

Day 2 route (Google Maps)


Agnieszka Czechon

About Agnieszka

Agnieszka has been with us since September 2019. Previously, she has been working with The University of Edinburgh research groups, in diverse scientific fields, providing support with general administration, finance and communications.

Her interests include trekking/hillwalking, cycling and travelling.  She has visited 35 countries. She has recently completed her Master's degree, and was a recipient of numerous scholarships, including Shangai Municipal Scholarship enabling her to join Mandarin Language Summer School, numerous Erasmus+ awards and MSc tuition fees waiver and travel grants enabling her to join international projects. She is also currently studying Mandarin Chinese language - she plans to sit for an pre-intermediate level exam this summer.

Agnieszka has been always genuinely interested in making a positive change in lives of others. Prior to her work at The University of Edinburgh, she volunteered for numerous organisations. She also took part in  other fundraising events, including a parachute jump for Rokpa Trust, and 100km cycle where she fundraised for Children 1st.


Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk

Kiltwalk is an annual event inviting to don a bit of tartan and complete any chosen challenge, from walking, running, cycling, hopping, skipping or jumping on a trampoline, to raise funds for the charity of their choice. This years' Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk due to the global pandemic will be held in line with socially distanced rules, in dates 23 - 25 April .

Raised funds will be topped up by 50% thanks to Sir Tom Hunter.


Other ways of fundraising for The Row Fogo Centre

You can turn almost any hobby, occasion or challenge into a fundraising activity. From once-in-a-lifetime challenges to small informal events, there are countless ways to raise money in aid of the Row Fogo Centre.

Give something up  Anything goes  Bake sales Celebrations  Events and challenges  Collections and raffles 


View our fundraising pack

 Fundraising Pack (6.04 MB PDF)

Related links

About the Row Fogo Centre

Row Fogo Centre- Our research

Row Fogo Centre - Impact of your donations on our research

Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk (external link)