Philip Golding

A picture of Philip Golding with a Euan MacDonald Centre tshirt

Philip Golding

A colleague's recent diagnosis of motor neuron disease inspired Philip to run 1,000 km in 2022.

Method of fundraising

1,000 km running challenge

Why did you decide to fundraise?

My colleague tragically was diagnosed with MND in February 2020. The 2022 challenge of running 1,000 km was done in order to help raise awareness and ultimately funds for research into the disease. We all need to do our bit to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

How did you raise the money?

The platform I used was JustGiving and it worked pretty well. I think the key to fundraising is to update people regularly, particularly on social media (for example Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). The key is to come up with content to build momentum and get people's attention. Sadly I am a technophobe but think this is so important. I'd recommend that people get help from people who are knowledgeable in social media.

Fundraising wisdom: 

Get a plan together on how to communicate what you are doing and then do regular updates on social media. Include photos and video content, as these engage with people. Get support in your community to do things locally to support you, such as events or fundraising initiatives. Remember the goal! Which is to increase awareness and ultimately funds for research, to try and improve the situation of people living with MND and their loved ones in the future.