Five runners wearing Euan Macdonald t-shirts and running numbers, smiling at the camera

Supporters' stories

Supporters' stories

Behind every decision to fundraise there is a story to tell and we'd like to share some of these with you.


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.

A picture of a beautiful green garden in the summer time

Grace Durham

Grace took part in Scotland's Gardens Scheme to raise money in aid of the Euan MacDonald Centre.

A picture of Doreen sitting in her kitchen with some of her face-masks

Doreen Exton

Doreen raised funds by making face masks and asking family and friends for a small donation.

By kind permission of Maggie Lamont, a photo of Bill Lamont smilling at the camera

Maggie Lamont

Maggie organised a pop-up charity shop to raise money for MND research in memory of her husband Bill.


Ryan and Jordan McKenna

Ryan McKenna

Friends and family of Robert Paulley have raised over £55,000 in aid of motor neuron disease research and - in doing so - keep his memory alive.

EUSA President Eleri Connick holding a cheque in a lab

Edinburgh University Students' Association

EUSA, led by President Eleri Connick, hosted an end of Semester event to raise funds for MND research.

Leanne walking

Leanne Barclay Brennan

Ten years after losing her beloved dad to MND, Leanne challenged herself to solo hike the West Highland Way.

Fundraisers in an office smiling at the camera

Natalie Connelly and Barbara Campbell

Friends and colleagues Natalie and Barbara organised a raffle and bucket collection at work to support MND research.

Picture of Pauline Ward smiling in a red tshirt

Pauline Ward

Pauline organised a bake sale and then burned off the calories at a 10K, while fundraising at both!

Jen Durkin with her London Marathon medal

Jen Durkin

Jen is a keen runner who completed the London Marathon to fundraise for us.

Picture of Laura Weir in wetsuit and swimming cap against backdrop of water

Laura Weir

Laura braved an open-water swim event held annually in Devon.

members of Kelvingrove Community Tennis Club

Kelvingrove Community Tennis Club

The club held a Wimbledon-themed friendly tennis tournament at Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.

Denise Cranley having just completed the Edinburgh Marathon relay

Denise Cranley

Denise started the tradition of entering Euan MacDonald Centre teams into the Edinburgh Marathon relay.