Fundraise Your Way

Fantastic Fundraisers

Discover the wonderful things our fundraisers are doing to help causes close to their hearts.

We are so grateful to our supporters for their dedication. Behind every decision to fundraise there is a story to tell and we'd like to share these with you.

Recent activity

Discover the breadth of challenges and events that our fundraisers have organised this year.

View latest fundraiser update (March 2017, pdf)

Fundraiser profiles

Get all the personal insight from wonderful people who have raised money for a cause close to their hearts.

Poppy Jayne Morgan and William Carroll-Adams

Poppy Jayne and Will took on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge to support the Scottish Sensory Centre's British Sign Language Science Glossary.

Kelvingrove Community Tennis Club

Kelvingrove Community Tennis Club get in the fundraising spirit with a friendly tennis tournament in aid of motor neurone disease research.

Jamie Smith

Jamie organised a football tournament and invited companies in his sector to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research.

Free Legal Advice Centre teams

Students and staff at the Free Legal Advice Centre have been busy fundraising so they can continue to provide a vital professional service to the community.

Linda Campbell

Linda's made it her mission to raise funds through online auctions to enable experts to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Geraldine Giannopoulos

How joking around led Geraldine to sign up for a 141 ft abseil challenge to raise vital funds for epilepsy research.

Ruth Seymour

Ruth Seymour is walking 500 miles over the course of a year to support research into multiple sclerosis.

Laura Weir

Laura Weir swam 10km down a river in memory of her mum.

Denise Cranley

Denise has run 4 Edinburgh Marathon relays for the Euan MacDonald Centre.

John Laffey

John Laffey is making an impact on patients' lives with the support of friends, family, his employer and a decent pair of trainers.

Pauline Ward

From selling cakes in a world record bid to running a 10k, Pauline Ward shows that supporting a cause can be heaps of fun.

George Warren

Witnessing the impact of donations on enhancing opportunities for students led George to brave the firewalk challenge.

Jen Durkin

Our colleague Jen Durkin was inspired by her chosen cause to push through the tough times to complete the London Marathon.

Brynja Duthie

When her favourite teacher, Mr G, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, Brynja organised a fun run, getting over 1,000 people involved.

James Garden

Professor Garden describes how a personal challenge led to creating online surgical training opportunities for overseas students in Africa.

Hannah and Leo McHugh

Although Hannah McHugh's mother couldn't attend her wedding, the bride made sure she wasn't forgotten on her special day.

Jennifer Thoms

Friends and family paid respects to Jennifer Thom's late mother by supporting MS stem cell research.

Jay Grainger

By putting himself in his granddad's shoes, Jay Grainger gained a greater understanding of the effects of oesophageal cancer.

Send us your story

We would love to learn more about why and how you fundraised in aid of the University of Edinburgh. Your story could encourage someone else to taken on their own challenge for charity.

Please download the interview form and return it with a photo to Kerry.Mackay@ed.ac.uk. 

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