Ann Gillies

Ann Gillies sitting in front of a boat and loch

Ann Gillies

Anne turned her daily walks into a way to support MS research, walking 100 miles in one month.

Method of fundraising

Daily walks for the month of April 2021

Why did you decide to fundraise?

I was diagnosed with MS in June 2018. I attended the Anne Rowling Clinic in Edinburgh for a research project on MS within Scotland. The clinic is doing vital research into various neurological conditions and hopefully, this will lead to new discoveries about these conditions. Any money raised will enable this research to continue and hopefully the discovery of new treatments and ultimately in the future – cures !!

How did you raise the money?

Since the first lockdown in March 2020 I have been going for daily walks. This year I decided to use this as an opportunity to raise money for research into MS & other neurological conditions.

I set up a Just Giving page and shared it on Facebook.

Initially, I planned to walk 2 miles each day in April – 60 miles but as the month went on I passed that number and decided to go for 100 miles which I achieved by April 30th.

Living on a beautiful island between Skye and the mainland with lovely scenery was a great incentive and I saw parts of the island I’ve never walked to before in the 30 odd years living here.

The support I received from family and friends was amazing and it encouraged me to keep going. Everyone in the community was so encouraging when seeing me out on my daily walk. I am still doing a walk every day but not 100 miles a month!!

Fundraising wisdom: 

Contact the charity you plan to raise money for and they will help with any questions you have.

Share your Just Giving page on Facebook as it lets people know about your challenge.