Well that’s it – the numbers are set, and we’re off to Peru on the 22nd September!
There are 17 of us in all… and here we are:
Erica (and Laura):
I am soooo looking forward to Machu Picchu 2012! I know it will be an unbelievable trip which will raise an unbelievable amount of money to help people to cope with an unbelievable disease! My reason for doing this is simple, my husband had MND and passed away in November 2010, less than 2 years from diagnosis, he was just 36! I am looking forward to meeting all the other people going on this trip of a lifetime and I am intrigued to hear their stories too.
Erica & Laura’s Fundraising page can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/EricaLaura
Clair (and sister Shona, and dad William):
So… Shona and I chose to take part as our mum was diagnosed with MND in April 2010 and we wanted to do something proactive rather than wallow. I’m so excited to go as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity but I’m most excited about the possibility of meeting a real Peruvian llama on the mountainside.
I love llamas!!! (I’m most nervous about flying there – i don’t like flying so much!). We’ve run the Great Scottish half marathon to raise funds, and are hoping to do some sponsored walks, quiz nights and fundraising nights to raise the money.
The McAdam Clan’s fundraising page can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/Clair-and-Shona-McAdam
And you can read the blog that Clair wrote here: https://machupicchu2012.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/the-mcadam-clan/
I’ve worked for MND Scotland as a Fundraiser since March 2010, during which time I’ve been stunned by the intensity with which MND affects not just the person with the condition, but also friends, family and work colleagues – many of whom we see in the Fundraising department, because people need to Do Something when their loved one is diagnosed. They’re passionate people
who’ve decided to do something amazing, and I’m proud to be able to help them.
Although I’ll be working during the trek – being the charity representative, documenting the trip, and helping look after everyone – I’m also going to raise funds so that I’m sharing the fundraising experience with the team.
You can read Rosanna’s blog here: https://machupicchu2012.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/i-keep-seeing-the-inca-trail-everywhere/
And see her JustGiving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/Rosanna-O-Neill
You can see the blog that Andrew wrote for us here: https://machupicchu2012.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/why-would-you-want-to-do-that/
And his VirginMoneyGivingPage is here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndrewStephen
Kevin’s family have all pitched in to help him fundraise – you can see hisJustGiving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/Beth-Watson-Joyce
Cara’s family are long-standing supporters of MND Scotland – you can see her JustGiving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/CaraMcGrorry
John’s a serial MND Scotland fundraiser, who raises most of his money offline – but if you’d like to donate online his JustGiving page can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/john-bellshaw0
Karina is one of our volunteers, and we’re delighted that she’s also a fundraiser! You can see her JustGiving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/Karina-Aitchison
One of three trekkers from the Aberdeen area, you can find her VirginMoneyGiving page here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LindseyMacdearmid
Another one of our Aberdonians, Lyle’s page is here: http://www.justgiving.com/LyleIncaTrailTrek
Another trekker who’s also a volunteer, Mark’s page is here: http://www.justgiving.com/mark-pettigrew0
Nanas is pulling in support from our Central Branch – and her page can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/Nanas-Jack
Alison’s been holding fundraising stalls at her work on a regular basis – and her page can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/alisonpollock1