Fundraise Your Way

Why support the University of Edinburgh?

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, our students receive the highest quality learning opportunities and our medical and veterinary medical research has directly helped in more than 100 countries.

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The University of Edinburgh was built on philanthropy - a bequest from the Bishop of Orkney led to its foundation in 1583.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, our students receive the highest quality learning opportunities and our medical and veterinary medical research has directly helped in more than 100 countries. University researchers discovered carbon dioxide, chloroform anaesthesia, the Higgs boson particle, and developed the Hepatitis B vaccine, the hypodermic syringe, the kaleidoscope, the vacuum flask, the ATM, the diving chamber and in-vitro fertilisation.

Fundraise Your Way

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 for your chosen area of the University. Whether you are sporty, creative, entrepreneurial or just up for a challenge, your contribution and commitment can make a real difference.

There’s a variety of University centres and projects you can support. No matter what area of the University you choose to support, all the money you help raise is processed through the University of Edinburgh Development Trust (registered charity SC004307). This ensures 100% of the money you raise goes directly to the cause and put to use straight away. Thank you.

Supporting You

Thank you for considering fundraising for the University of Edinburgh. I’m Kerry, as the University’s Community Fundraiser, I oversee community style fundraising for all areas of the University – making fundraising a fun experience for you and a cost-effective area of fundraising for the University.

I can help to promote your fundraising activity online, as well as providing you with the tools and advice required to make fundraising as straightforward, fun and financially successful as possible.

I’d love to catch-up with you to discuss your fundraising activity and find out how I can help. For example, you can let me know if you’d like me to share your JustGiving page via Facebook page or Twitter and you can also let me know how best to keep you up to date with news and events. Please give me a call on 0131 650 9221 or email me at kerry.mackay@ed.ac.uk to discuss.

JustGiving

Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to share your fundraising story with friends, family and colleagues. It is also an easy way for your supporters to donate securely, confident that their money will directly help our vital work. Simply visit www.justgiving.com/universityofedinburgh and follow the step-by-step instructions, or – if you would prefer – give me a call and I’ll talk you through the process.

Fundraising Pack

Our fundraising pack summarises the information held on this website. Click here to download your copy.

 

Kerry Mackay

Senior Community Fundraising Officer

  • Development and Alumni
  • Supporter Engagement

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