Laura Morrison

Fundraisers on a mountain

Laura Morrison

Laura challenged herself and her friends and family to climb Schiehallion and raise funds for the Anne Rowling Clinic. 

Method of fundraising

Mount Schiehallion Climb

Why did you decide to fundraise?

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2016 and I cannot express highly enough what a great support the staff at the clinic have been throughout the diagnosis and treatment process. Having taken part in various research trials, I decided I would like to contribute more and show my appreciation by fundraising for this great cause. I hope that the funds raised go a little way towards the vital research of neurological diseases.

How did you raise the money?

Inspired after taking part in the Doddie Weir march in Rome, I decided I would like to fundraise for the Anne Rowling Clinic and, as I enjoy hill walking, I would challenge myself and some friends to climb a mountain. In preparation for the climb, we did some practice hills.

I, along with my friends and family taking part in the fundraising challenge, repeatedly shared the link to our fundraising page on social media, and directly to other friends and family. We also spread the word online at our places of work as well as using paper sponsorship forms to drum up more donations from neighbours and colleagues.

Having family and friends complete the climb with me provided extra motivation to reach the summit. On the day of the climb we set off as a group, kitted out and well prepared and were really lucky with the weather. With differing abilities, we did split into smaller groups at times but we decided to re-group to complete the summit all together. Although the climb was hard, the views at the summit and the feeling of achievement from raising more than the fundraising target made it all worth it.

Fundraising wisdom: 

Use as many fundraising routes available to you and share links and updates regularly. Know your cause and share your enthusiasm, as people are more likely to donate when you share information. Also, get your family and friends involved with fundraising and if possible, the event.