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.
|Cause fundraised for||
Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic
|Method of fundraising||
Group climb up Mount Schiehallion
Why did you decide to fundraise for your chosen cause?
I was diagnosed with MS in 2016 and I cannot express highly enough what a great support the staff at the clinic have been throughout the diagnosis and treatment process. Having taken part in various research trials I decided I would like to contribute more and show my appreciation by fundraising for this great cause. I hope that the funds raised go a little way towards the vital research of neurological diseases.
How did you raise money?
Inspired after taking part in the Doddie Weir march in Rome, I decided I would like to fundraise for the Anne Rowling Clinic and as I enjoy hill walking, I would challenge myself and climb a mountain.
In preparation for the climb we did some practise hills. Myself, friends and family repeatedly shared the link to the fundraising page on social media, and directly to other friends and family. We also spread the word online at our places of work as well as using paper sponsorship forms to drum up more donations from neighbours and colleagues.
Some family and close friends also completed the climb with me, which provided extra motivation to reach the summit. On the day of the climb we set off as a group, kitted out and well prepared and were really lucky with the weather. With differing abilities, we did split into smaller groups at times but we decided to re-group to complete the summit all together.
Although the climb was hard, the views at the summit and the feeling of achievement from raising more than the fundraising target made it all worth it.
Use as many fundraising routes available to you and share regularly.
Know your cause and share your enthusiasm as people are more likely to donate if they have some information.
Get your family and friends involved with fundraising and if possible, the event.