Whether you’re taking on a sporting challenge, or having tea and cake with family and friends, raising funds in memory of someone special can be a wonderful way to show how much you care. Every pound you raise in memory of your loved one will help us beat macular disease for good. We’re here to help, however you choose to raise your funds.
Meg Jackson and her partner Paul Scott ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon in memory of Meg’s beloved dad, the Reverend Peter Jackson.
“Everyone who met my dad said he was great. He was funny, kind, gentle, intelligent and loved to learn stuff. Whether it was the route you took to our house, where your grandparents were born or your opinions on world affairs; he wanted to know.
He was like a sponge for information. The Sunday newspapers would last him all week. His study was like a library and there were always piles of cuttings he was 'getting around' to reading.
Dad relished new experiences and adventures. When he was in the Navy he went to the furthest corners of the world and saw amazing sights. One of his greatest loves was the theatre; whether behind the scenes, on stage or in the audience.
Age-related macular degeneration didn't kill Dad, but it meant the once confident, enthusiastic man I loved, had his comfort zone reduced to that of a little old man, who was unable to leave the house alone or participate in the things which made him feel alive.
That’s why we dragged ourselves around 13 miles of London’s parks because no person should suffer the way my darling dad did.”
If you’re inspired by Meg’s story and want to raise funds in memory of someone special, why not take a look at our challenge events. If a fundraising get-together with friends and family is more your cup of tea (or glass of wine), you’ll find plenty of inspirational ideas here too!
A big thank you for all your efforts to raise funds in memory. You are truly helping us Beat Macular Disease for good.