Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith and friends sat on a grass hill wearing sports clothes.

Jamie Smith

Jamie organised a football tournament and invited companies in his sector to raise help funds for MS research.

Method of fundraising

Football tournament

Why did you decide to fundraise?

I chose to raise money for the Anne Rowling Clinic because of the great work they are doing to try and find a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS).

My partner Stephanie was diagnosed with MS when she was only 14 years old. She suffers from relapse MS and after the birth of our son Tighe in October 2016 she again suffered a major relapse.

I hope by raising money, and encouraging others to do this as well, then one day the brains at the Anne Rowling Clinic may find a cure that would change my partner's and our family’s lives forever.

How did you raise the money?

We held a charity football match. I work for AMEC Foster Wheeler and the project we are currently working on is a major construction job in the middle of the North Sea on a brand new gas field and complex for a company called Engie.

We held a football tournament and invited all of the companies who are working together to build the Cygnus complex.

We had representation form AMECFW, Engie, SKN and QEDI. We created an online JustGiving page and also took buckets around the offices on the day of the tournament.

A huge thank you to Goals in Aberdeen as well who donated the 2 pitches, referees and also trophies for free, which meant all the money we raised went to the Anne Rowling Clinic.

We need a cure for MS and we need it FAST!

Fundraising wisdom: 

Set up a JustGiving page, it’s so easy and we wouldn’t have raised anywhere near as much without it.