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 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.

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 (210 KB Word) and return it with a photo to kerry.mackay@ed.ac.uk. 

 

Louise MacGillivray

Louise on the Tough Mudder Pyramid
Louise was a ToughMudder in memory of her grandma.

Wenda Gray

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 Nickerson

Helen is passionate about supporting junior scientists develop their career in biomedical research and change the way we think about and treat disease.

Irene Garden

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.

Ryan McKenna

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)

Eleri Connick, EUSA President
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.

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Colleagues in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures raise almost £400 in memory of former student Ana-Maria.

University of Edinburgh Estates Team

Estates Charities Group
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 Pinkerton

Russell Pinkerton
Russell took on four Kiltwalks this year in aid of Functional Neurological Disorders

Laura Morrison

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.

Leanne Barclay-Brennan

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 on their Wedding Day
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.

Emma Crowther

Emma Crowther
Raising money for the Centre for Dementia Prevention provided Emma Crowther with the extra boost needed to complete a tough 100 mile cycle.

Catherine Robertson

Catherine Robertson and her dad running a half marathon
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

Natalie and Barbara
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

The student cast and crew of the 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.

Edinburgh Revelation Rock Gospel Choir

A student choir put on a fundraising concert to support scholarships for refugees through the Humanitarian Assistance Fund.

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.