Multiple Sclerosis researchers at the University of Aberdeen are to benefit from £4,075 raised by an Aberdeen couple with the support of their family and friends.
The fundraising event was organised by local couple Sheena and Garry Geddes with the support of their family and friends at The Northern Golf Club in Aberdeen in March. Sheena, who has MS, and Garry were able to get many contributors to give their services for free and the money was raised through ticket sales, donations and an auction on the night.
Sheena, Garry and their family handed over the cheque for £4,075 to Professor Mark Vickers, Chair in Applied Medicine (Clin) at the University of Aberdeen's Institute of Medical Sciences. Professor Vickers stated that the generous donation would be used to support research into how vitamin D may help to prevent the onset of Multiple Sclerosis.
Fundraising income for MS research is channelled through the University of Aberdeen’s Development Trust which is an independent registered charity. The Trust raises essential funds to support much of the University’s activities such as vital medical research as well as supporting students through the provision of scholarships, bursaries and facilities. Funding from alumni, individuals, companies, organisations and the community is essential for the development of MS research and many other activities.