Discover the wonderful things our fundraisers are doing to help causes close to their hearts.
We are so grateful to all 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.
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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.
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Carla didn't let Covid 19 get in the way of her fundraising when the Scottish half-marathon was cancelled. She just ran it herself.
Richie hosted a live streamed DJ and drawing event in aid of brain tumour research.
Claire, Candice, and Endo Warriors
In March 2020, Claire, Candice and their group of Endo Warriors walked 31km to raise awareness and funds for endometriosis research here at the University of Edinburgh.
Abbie Lane and All4Paws
Abbie Lane and the All4Paws committee organised a charity auction in aid of the student-run vet clinic.
James Waterson and Alastair Dickie
James Waterson and Alastair Dickie cycled 500 miles across Ireland to raise money in aid of The Patrick Wild Centre's research into fragile X syndrome.
Dr Paul Patras completed the 24 mile Mighty Stride to raise money in aid of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.
Maggie organised a pop-up charity shop to raise money in aid of motor neurone disease (MND) research.
Alex raffled one of her beautiful paintings to support research into this life limiting illness.
CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) is a rare illness. It is currently untreatable and ultimately fatal. When Wenda's husband died of Sporadic CJD just two weeks after being diagnosed, she felt compelled to raise money to further research into this awful disease.
Karina Jeronimo Martinez
Karina took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in loving memory of her grandad. She raised money to support dementia research - a condition her grandad lived with.
Helen is passionate about supporting junior scientists develop their career in biomedical research and change the way we think about and treat disease.
Inspired by the care given to her beloved horses, animal lover Irene has fundraised in aid of the Dick Vet Equine Hospital for many years.
Friends and family of Robert Paulley have raised over £55,000 in aid of motor neurone disease research and - in doing so - keep his memory alive.
Paws for a Run
The Dick Vet Running Club hosted its inaugural 5k charity run - Paws for a Run - in aid of All4Paws.
Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA)
How the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), along with the Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra and Big Cheese, partied the night away to raise money to fund vital research into motor neurone disease.
University of Edinburgh Estates Team
Did you know that as well as developing and maintaining a sustainable estate, colleagues working in our Estates Department are also helping to prevent dementia?
Russell took on four Kiltwalks this year in aid of Functional Neurological Disorders
Raising money for the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic provided Laura and her friends and family with the extra boost needed to climb Mount Schiehallion.
Ten years after losing her beloved dad to motor neurone disease, Leanne challenged herself to solo hike the West Highland Way in aid of the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research. Walking the full 96 miles (154 km) on her own, Leanne raised almost £5,000 in his memory.
Hanna and Patrick Hillan
Hanna and Patrick met studying neuroscience here at the University of Edinburgh and started dating in their final year. As part of their wedding registry, they asked guests to donate to the Neuroresearchers’ Fund in celebration of the wedding.
Raising money for the Centre for Dementia Prevention provided Emma Crowther with the extra boost needed to complete a tough 100 mile cycle.
Inspired by the memory of her mum, Catherine Robertson completed a half marathon with her dad in aid of the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.
Natalie Connelly and Barbara Campbell
Friends and colleagues Natalie and Barbara organised a raffle and bucket collection at work to support motor neurone disease research in memory of their friend.
Edinburgh Medics Musical 2018
Fifth-year Edinburgh medical students wrote, produced and performed a musical parody of Harry Potter to raise funds for the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.
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.