Fundraise Your Way

Your stories

Discover the wonderful things your fellow 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.

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Cameron Lloyd

Cam completed the Newport Marathon in honour of his late grandfather.

Roger Chen

Roger baked science themed cookies to support Parkinson's disease research.

Linda McTurk

Linda McTurk
Linda used her love of baking to raise money in aid of the Anne Rowling Clinic.

Nathan MacInnes

Conan on the beach
Running for joy and health, while fundraising to support the Dick Vet Oncology Team.

Philip Golding

A colleague's devastating diagnosis inspired Philip to run 1,000 km in 2022.

Vedika Dass

All4Paws committee members knew a sweet way to fundraise for the cause close to their hearts.

Emma Boyd

As well as helping numerous external charities, Emma's mammoth tidy up allowed her to make a generous cash donation to All4Paws.

David and Helen Taylor

David and Helen combined celebrating fifty years of marriage with their friends and family, with fundraising in aid of the Anne Rowling Clinic.

Zoë Farmer

Starting her Kiltwalk challenge in the City of Discovery, Zoë walked 26 miles through North Fife, Dundee and Angus to raise money in aid of the Anne Rowling Clinic.

Rhona Elliot

Horse lover Rhona set-up MS Borders Racing Club in 2004 to raise awareness of MS and funds for various charities.

Caroline Denham

Caroline trekked the Inca Trail in honour of her daughter, Evie.

Grace Durham

Grace took part in Scotland's Gardens Scheme to raise money in aid of the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research.

Catherine Noonan

Catherine and colleagues organised Afternoon Tea to support LGSOC research.

Pete Barrie

Pete raised money to support FND research, in loving memory of Kirsten.

Pamela Williams

Pamela used her birthday celebrations to raise money for the cause close to her heart.

Tallaron Family

The Tallaron Family fundraise every year in memory of Lubin.

Suzanne Wallace

Suzanne raised £1,000 in aid of endometriosis research.

Doreen Exton

MND Fantastic fundraiser photo
Read about Doreen and her fundraising journey for Euan MacDonald Centre.

The Tucker Family

Wendy, Stanley and her mother
Wendy Tucker tells us about her family's fundraising in loving memory of Jean.

University of Edinburgh Law Students' Council

University of Edinburgh Law Students’ Council
Law students fundraised for the Free Legal Advice Centre by holding a book sale.

Laila Kjellstrom

Pictures of Laila climbing the mountain
Meet Laila, the octogenarian rambler hill climbing for dementia research.

Pam Macdonald

Pam, along with her colleagues at the Anne Rowling Clinic, took on Scotland's Virtual Kiltwalk to support neurological research.

Ann Gillies

Ann’s Aim for April

Carla Jack

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 Cumming

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

A greyhound lying in a field of daisies.
Abbie Lane and the All4Paws committee organised a charity auction in aid of the student-run vet clinic.

Victoria Walford-Fitzgerald

Thomas and pony
Victoria Walford-Fitzgerald held a quiz night in a local pub to raise money for Labrune Syndrome research

James Waterson and Alastair Dickie

Two men in cycling helmets look out to sea.
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.

Paul Patras

Dr Paul Patras
Dr Paul Patras completed the 24 mile Mighty Stride to raise money in aid of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

Maggie Lamont

Billy Smart
Maggie organised a pop-up charity shop to raise money in aid of motor neurone disease (MND) research.

Alex Coppock-Bunce

Alex raffled one of her beautiful paintings to support research into this life limiting illness.

Louise MacGillivray

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

Laura Weir

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

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Mrs Kerry Mackay

Senior Community Fundraising Officer

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