Community Fundraising Report 2014
15 December 2014
Sincere thanks to everyone who made a financial contribution to the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic in 2014; the money received through the donations below will go directly to fund clinical research into neurodegenerative conditions.
When James Smith retired from his post of Captain of an offshore rescue boat in the North Sea his crew wanted to give him a really special gift to mark his retirement. They know the Anne Rowling Clinic is very close to his heart so they decided a donation to the Clinic would be the best possible retirement gift.
On 28 February the University of Edinburgh’s Dr Kate Cameron proved her mettle when she walked over hot coals in aid of the Anne Rowling Clinic. Kate walked over 6 metres of embers smouldering at 1236 degrees Fahrenheit and in doing so raised £426 for the Clinic. Photos of this mean feat can be viewed at www.pinterest.com/uoefundraising. The University will be hosting its third fundraising firewalk on Friday 6 March 2015; contact Kerry.Mackay@ed.ac.uk for further information.
Sisters Lynda Murray and Pamela Young put on a brilliant evening’s entertainment on 1 March with live band Milestone, a fantastic raffle and delicious buffet. Not only did guests have a great night, but £2,129 was raised in aid of the Clinic.
We are thankful to The Inner Wheel for their continued support by choosing the Anne Rowling Clinic as one of their 2014 nominated charities; further to their cheque of £1,130 through their 2013 Coffee Morning, ladies of the Inner Wheel donated a further £1,936 to the Clinic at their AGM in June 2014.
When Hannah Doyle and Leo McHugh were married on 26 July 14 they asked their guests that instead of buying traditional wedding gifts they make a donation to the Anne Rowling Clinic. The generosity of Mr & Mrs McHugh and their friends and family resulted in a donation of over £3,500.
Anne Marie Ritchie keeps a collection can in her shop AJSE Beads (Bathgate) and sends in regular donations received from her customers.
After their generous donation of £1,050 in memory John Drever in December 2013, John’s friends and family remembered John and celebrated his life when they climbed Ben Nevis on 8 August 2014, raising a further £800 in his memory.
Elizabeth Reay donated £60 in lieu of giving wedding favours at her wedding on 21 August 2014 in memory of her aunt ‘Dragonfly’ Lynne Senior.
Dr Neil Oliver completed the Crossmichael Triathlon for the third year running in aid of the Anne Rowling Clinic. Dr Oliver has raised over £3,500 by taking part in these three triathlons.
Colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group's Major CRE BSU Edinburgh team not only banked their voices as part of the Clinic’s Voicebank Project; they also raised £1,050 for the Clinic, which Lloyds Banking Group will match.
Mrs Jacqueline Lannigan organised a Charity Night at the Grosvenor Princess Casino, Glasgow which raised £1,800.
Scott Wilson, Lindt, donated a huge selection of chocolate goodies to be raffled at our Open Information Evening on 30 October 2014. The evening raised almost £300 for the Clinic.
Friends of the Anne Rowling Clinic have donated almost £500 this year by donating to the collection can held on the reception desk.
Collections in honour of loved ones
We are extremely grateful to everyone who included the Anne Rowling Clinic in funeral collections; this is a remarkably generous thing to do at a very difficult time.
Siblings Kenny, Catherine and Jenny donated over £2,000 after losing their beloved mum Anne-Elaine Thoms.
Many thanks to Mrs Deborah Fraser for donating £443.57 in loving memory of her mother Catherine Grimshaw in February 2014.
When Dr James Cameron (Rowling Scholar and ophthalmologist) lost his mum Lynne to multiple sclerosis in April 2014 he set up a JustGiving memorial page which raised almost £500 in her memory.
Many thanks to Mrs Edith Smith for collecting £420 in memory of her husband Rodney Smith in September 2014.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in these events and their friends and families who supported them by donating, sponsoring, attending events, buying raffle tickets etc. Your support is hugely appreciated by everyone involved in the Clinic.
If we have accidentally omitted your 2014 fundraising story please contact Kerry.Mackay@ed.ac.uk. For information on how you can support the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic please visit www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services/givingback/fundraising.