Our fundraisers are simply amazing and we can’t say thank you enough. Check out some of the incredible things they’ve been up to below.
Therese had an amputation in early 2020 after years of pain and over 40 operations. However, this never stopped her achieving her goals and the most recent was to take on 10 activities in 12 hours to raise money for some of the charities who supported her. Including us! She smashed her challenge and raised over £3700 for Finding Your Feet. Congratulations Therese we can’t wait to see what you get up to next!
Yabu Dhabi Doo – Paul ran a marathon for us! His brother-in-law Ian is a regular at our clubs in Aberdeen, so Paul went out and raised £5,120.67 so other amputees can benefit from our clubs too. Thank you so much Paul and well done!
These 4 amazing kids live out in Dubai. Cooper (10) Harrison (8) Joshua (10) and Emmy (8) are great friends and together they decided to take on a challenge that would keep them active during one of the hottest months in Dubai and try to raise money for Finding Your Feet. So they set themselves a target of 1 million steps between the 4 of them in August and they smashed it, raising £2,168.77! Well done guys!
The lovely Nicole runs accessible yoga sessions for our Troopers including online sessions which our troopers had free access to 24/7 during lockdown. As if that wasn’t enough, she then generously did a fundraiser where all ticket sales to her regular classes went to Finding Your Feet raising an incredible £563! Thank you Nicole.
Our amazing Trooper John is extremely creative and has been actively fundraising for Finding Your Feet by doing lots of different projects. His latest fundraising campaign is making and selling garden planters with all proceeds going to charity. We love creative fundraising like this and cant wait see what John comes up with next!
During April Neil ran a 10k every day to support the amputee community. Before the challenge Neil said “Exercise plays a big part in mental health, I could not even begin to imagine what it would be like not to be able to just get up one morning and go for a run and it’s something I will never, nor should anyone take for granted.” By taking on this challenge and raising a whopping £2,240.75 Neil has given both mental and physical support to amputees across the country.
Siobhan decided to fundraise for FYF running a Christmas competition for her clients. She raffled off a FREE makeup & HD brow appointment on her brands Facebook page and raised £113 for our amputees. Thank you again Siobhan.
Our amazing Trooper Cindy along with a group of fellow amputees and friends took on the Halloween ‘Mile Walk Challenge’ around Drumpellier Loch in Coatbridge. This was a big challenge for all of them as they were not walking too well. Before the challenge Cindy said “As amputees mobility can go up and down, we might get some pain, but we are going for it as we are made of strong stuff!” and boy was she right as they smashed it and raised £338.75 in the process.
During lockdown one of our fantastic troopers Leslie decided, seeing as he couldn’t get to the barbers, he would try growing a “tash for cash” in support of Finding Your Feet after we supported him and his family when he became a double amputee 18 months before. It was such a fun way of fundraising and he managed to raise well over £338.75 for his fellow amputees. Well done Les!
Patricia went sober for October to raise funds to support our Troopers. Well done and thank you Patricia for raising an amazing £181.25! We hope your first drink was worth the wait!
Chris and his team at CP Roofing Solutions climbed Ben Nevis after hearing about FYF and what we do. They raised £2,102.50 – an incredible effort! Thank you!
Here’s Ryan pulling 140kg for a mile in aid of Finding Your Feet. He raised over £1500 in doing so! Thanks so much Ryan, hope you had a well deserved rest after this one!
A huge thank you and well done to Sam who completed his first ever half marathon in memory of his Uncle Pat, raising £1,224.72 in the process!
Trooper Lee took on the challenge of climbing to Everest Base Camp earlier this year. He raised £8,068.50 in doing so! An amazing achievement. Well done, Lee!
Thank you to Brian who has been fundraising for us in memory of his Dad, David. We are truly grateful that you and your family are thinking of others while going through such a difficult time. They’ve raised over £5000 which is incredible! It will make a huge difference.
Iona has been keeping herself busy throughout Lockdown by painting stones. She’s raised over £500 so far.. and counting! Not only that but she made some super cute Rainbows for us to post out to some of the Troopers to make them smile. Iona, you’re a Thank you!
Meet our Lockdown Danceathon group! They were out every Thursday entertaining their street and raising £738.25 for FYF. Looks like they had a blast! Thanks so much G53!
A HUGE thank you to Bethan and Katie who raised over £500 by cycling 85 miles, the equivalent of the Caledonian Etape route, on their indoor bike. Well done girls!
A HUGE thank you to the Airdrie ‘Keep Fit for Life’ group who raised £400 for us – Your donation will go a long way in supporting the local amputee community
Thank you to the fabulous GCU physio students who have been busy fundraising for FYF – The latest event being a charity ball! Not only that, some of them have done some volunteering with us too
FYF’s Lesley was invited to receive a cheque from the Retired Police Officers Association for £558. They held a ‘Murder Mystery’ style evening with the audience becoming the jury at the end. What a fascinating and creative event! Thanks to all involved!
A huge thank you to Jo who kindly raised £260 in memory of her Dad.
“Dad has left a legacy of courage, strength and determination behind. We will work so very hard to continue with that legacy.”
We appreciate you thinking of us at such a difficult time.
What a surprise! Marion, an amputee from Tiree, has been a member of our online community for a while and raising money in the library where she works. Her donation tin had a total of £53.46! Thanks Marion!
Thank you to everyone at Balgay Bowling Club who raised £400 from their Presidents Chosen Charity Bottle!
The nurses and physios from Ayr Hospital held a fundraising night for us raising an incredible £1,200 and we can’t thank them enough! They are so welcoming when we visit to meet amputees in the early stages of rehabilitation – to have them fundraise for us is just lovely!
A massive thank you to team member Nikki and her friends Nicole and Kimberly who raised over £2000 in the @GreatScotRun!
Jacqui is one of our most regular fundraisers and is always coming up with new ways to bring in donations. Here she is… dressed as a “Crabbit Rabbit” for her Easter raffle. As always, we can’t thank you enough for all you do for the amputee community Jacqui.
Double amputee Alan completed the West Highland Way. 96 miles over 7 days to raise money and awareness for Finding Your Feet. Huge congratulations and thanks to Alan and also TerrainHopper, Glasgow Taxis, Police Scotland and all of the hotels along the way.
The BNI Abbey Chapter nominated their President, Howard Vincent, to take on a series of forfeits at their weekly meeting. This included things like him hosting the meeting in fancy dress and eating a hot chilli! We love this kind of creative fundraising challenge! Thanks so much to Howard and the whole BIN Abbey team for raising a very impressive £308!
The wonderful Prep 6 pupils at The Glasgow Academy hosted a bake sale to raise money for Finding Your Feet. Raising money for the amputee community by eating yummy treats… sounds good to us. They manged to raise £155! Thank you so much Prep 6!