Community Fundraising report Jan-Jun 2014

Fundraising is a great way to support the Euan MacDonald Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

From once-in-a-lifetime challenges to small informal events there are countless ways to raise money and awareness. Whether you are sporty, creative, entrepreneurial or just up for a challenge, your contribution and commitment can make a real difference. You can set up your own fundraising challenge or take part in an organised event such as a marathon or a sponsored walk.

We would like to pass on our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who has taken part in a fundraising activity in aid of the Euan MacDonald Centre and to all their friends and family who supported them. Their achievements have been highlighted below…


On 4 February Kevin Bridges took part in Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire and nominated the Euan MacDonald Centre as his chosen charity. Kevin won £5,000 which he donated in memory of Robert Paulley.




lisay money

Lisa Money loves, loves, loves her tea, but from 5 March until 17 April Lisa never had a single cuppa and by giving up tea for Lent, Lisa raised £136 for the Centre.




jenny durkin

On 13 April Jenny Durkin took part in the London Marathon raising an impressive £1,222 for the Centre. Not content with completing just one marathon, Jenny also took part in the EMC Team Relay in the Edinburgh Marathon on 25 May.




A musical weekend in April saw Charles Robertson raise £200 for the Centre by organising a karaoke on 25 April 2014; whilst Katherine Aitken’s evening of Opera and Song on 26 April raised £406.



Jenny Handley has previously supported the Euan MacDonald Centre by designing and selling charity Christmas cards, however her fundraising took on a different slant this year when she took part in the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run on 27 April and in doing so raised a further £176 for the Centre.



neil ferguson

Neil Ferguson spent 15 and 16 May climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales; Neil raised over £500 by taking part in this gruelling Three Peak Challenge.




emf 2014_web

On 25 May sixteen members of staff from across the University took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Hairy Haggis Relay. Anna Gibbons, Cathy Bois, Craig Rutherford, David Story, Denise Cranley, Eilidh Campbell, Hannah Schlesinger, Jenny Durkin, Laura Stephenson, Mandy Johnstone, Michele Riva, Nina Rzechorzek, Phillipa Rewaj, Ramune Margeviciute, Rebecca Devon and Tom Gillingwater raised £1,600.


running for rab

Friends of the late Robert Paulley have signed up for a variety of fundraising races including the MND Scotland Fun Run (May), Loch Ness Marathon (September) and Great Scottish Run 2014 – Half Marathon in Glasgow (October).




Colin Angus 1

A family reunion on 31 May saw Colin Angus shave off his beard to raise money in loving memory of his wife Janey. His close shave has raised over £2,500.




With thanks again to everyone who has supported the Euan MacDonald Centre; for more information on how you can become involved please visit fundraise-for-us.