Community Fundraising Diary 2012

10 December 2012

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic is grateful to all of our supporters who have dedicated their time and effort to raise funds on our behalf by participating in a fundraising event or challenge.

This year our supporters have baked, celebrated, climbed, cycled, skydived and swum to raise almost £20,000 for the Clinic.

When Ian Senior sadly lost his wife to multiple sclerosis in January 2013 he asked friends and family to celebrate “Dragonfly Lynne’s” life by donating to the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. Lynne Senior lived with multiple sclerosis for 19 years, coping with this debilitating disease both with dignity and without complaint. To date Ian Senior has raised £3,500 in memory of Lynne.

In April, Barry McArthur, Richard McFadzean and Dominic Capaldi raised £2,500 by taking part in a 10,000 skydive descending at a rate of approximately 1,000 feet per minute!

 

In May, the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biomedical Sciences held a cake sale which raised £78.50.

 Beth Vokurka

In July, Beth Vokurka raised £800 by taking part in Scotland’s first ever Tough Mudder Challenge which involved running through 12 miles of mud and clearing 25 military style obstacles.

Alan and Janice Rae also raised £800 when they asked their friends and family to help them celebrate their Ruby Wedding by supporting the Anne Rowling Clinic.

 

Ben Nevis climbersIn August, Anne Marie Ritchie, Allan McClure, Cullen McClure, Eisleigh Duff, Gina McClure, Heather McMillan-Gray, Kathleen Bow, Laura Kesson, Les Duff, Liam Jack, Lisa Gibb, Lorna Reid, Michael Whelan, Neil Duff, Norrie Whelan, Paul Ritchie, Rachel Robinson, Ray McGill, Ross Ritchie, Scott Douglas, Scott Ritchie and Sharon Cheyne raised £5,300 by climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland.

Cycling fundraisersIn September, Neil Oliver raised over £1,200 when he completed the Crossmichael Triathlon.

This month also saw Pauline Imlach and Rena Abernethy raise over £5,500 for the Clinic by completing a 47-mile bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

And in November, the Chancellor’s Building Sustainability Team raised £140 by organising a staff cake bake.

 

Ben Nevis climbers enjoy a hugWe are absolutely thrilled by all the support we have received this year – the money raised from these events will directly benefit the Clinic, its researchers and its patients.

If you are interested in fundraising for the Clinic we would be delighted to help you on your way. We can create an online giving page for you at http://edinburghuni.workwithus.org/Management/ Fundraising/CreatePage.aspx, as well as producing sponsorship forms and posters on your behalf. We would be delighted to give you fundraising tips and advice to ensure your fundraising challenge is as successful as possible. Please see our fundraising page for more details.

For more information regarding fundraising for the Anne Rowling Clinic please get in touch; we’ll be delighted to hear from you. Simply contact development@ed.ac.uk or call 0131 650 2240 for more information.

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