Thank you to our 2021 fundraisers!

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Dec 2021: At the end of each year, we acknowledge and celebrate our fantastic fundraisers who have raised funds to further vital MND research.

We are in awe of our fundraisers and extremely grateful to their friends and family who donate in response to their efforts.

To everyone who has fundraised – and everyone who has supported a fundraising challenge or activity – we give our sincere thanks. Together, in 2021, you have raised £50,000 in aid of our research.


Colin and Sonia supported our research when they celebrated their birthdays in March. In lieu of birthday gifts, they asked for donations to the Euan MacDonald Centre in memory of Colin’s wife and Sonia’s mum Janey.


Sandy completed a 12-hour cycle around the Al Qudra desert in Dubai to raise awareness of motor neuron disease (MND). Sandy took on this challenge in memory of his dad, Alex. His next challenge is MND24 which will see him complete a 24-hour cycle challenge on 3rd March 2022.


Thomas (Tam) Agnew was an advocate and a friend of the Euan MacDonald Centre. His family continue to support our work in memory of Tam. The Agnew family have completed various fundraising activities over the years, and this year Bernadette, Charis, Kaya, Neve, Shaun and Sharon took part in Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk in Tam’s honour. Thomas’ sister Angela owns Bloom Room Florist. Every year, Angela donates £5 from each Bouquet of the Month sold in August to support our research.


Gregor hates running, yet he ran over 40 miles from Stirling Castle to Tynecastle Park in Edinburgh in honour of his dad, Campbell, who he lost to MND. Numerous popular sportsmen joined Gregor as running mates including Scott Wilson, Colin Cameron, Davy Winton, Douglas Crews, Mike Scullion, Ryan Stevenson, Scott Hastings, Scott Wilson, Simon Ramsden, Steve Gordon, Tam McManus and Willie Conquer.


Methil has a shop that can be hired by the week for charitable use. Maggie and Martha hosted a pop-up shop in 2019, 2020 and again in 2021 in loving memory of Maggie’s partner Bill Smart. As well as fundraising Maggie also uses the pop-up shop to raise awareness of MND.


Claire completed a middle distance triathlon for Ruth.


Doreen supported our research in loving memory of her daughter, Julie, who died just five months after being diagnosed with MND. Doreen made beautiful facemasks and sold them in aid of the Euan MacDonald Centre.


Friends and family of the late Robert Paulley have supported us for many years. Had it not been for MND, Robert would have celebrated his 40th birthday this year. To commemorate this, his good friend Neil ran a virtual marathon in Robert’s honour.


The Ballater Charitable Chiels have hosted an annual Texas Scramble golf day for over a decade in support of our MND research work. This community event, hosted at Ballater Golf Club, honours the late Sandy and Lindsay Barclay. Everyone was delighted to be back at the golf day in September and we’re looking forward to next year’s event already!


Jen creates lovely greetings cards, many of them featuring photographs of local wildlife, flowers, landscapes, etc. As well as selling her cards to friends and family, Jen’s cards are also available at the Bloom Room florist (Bathgate) and Scottish Design Exchange. Jen makes a donation to the Euan MacDonald Centre from each card bought.


Samuel swam a 15km in the Tyrrhenian Sea, along the coastline off the island of Elba in Italy.


Over twenty people are supporting our research work when shopping online through


This is just a snap-shot of our fantastic fundraisers, visit Supporters' Stories for more fundraising inspiration. And if you haven’t already shared your fundraising story with us yet, please do – we love hearing from you.


With sincere thanks once again to our awesome supporters for raising £50,000 in just one year. We really appreciate everything you do for us and feel privileged you choose to support Euan MacDonald Centre research. Thank you for all you do.

This article was published on: Friday, December 10, 2021