FUNDRAISING NEWS: Why I Give - Sue Kyd

Sue Kyd has multiple sclerosis and has spent most of this year training and trekking in Peru, Iceland and Nepal to raise £15,000 for three different charities

What charities do you support and why? The MS Society, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Diabetes UK. I trekked the Inca Trail in Peru, the volcanoes and fjords of Iceland and to the base camp of Everest in Nepal, between April and October this year. This fulfilled a promise to stop being lazy, which I made to my uncle, who died from cancer in 2001. I have so far managed to raise half of my £30,000 fundraising target from the treks.

Why do you support them? They have all helped me or people close to me. The MS Society helps my mother and me; Diabetes UK helps my cousin, and my uncle prompted support for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

What do you bring to the charities you help?

I am not super fit, and I have more medical conditions than I care to mention, but I was prepared to give these events my all.

How much time do you give per year? Almost all of my free time is taken up this year. I now have the bug and shall be doing other things too.

I'd like to trek in the Grand Canyon next year, and I organised the Ice Ball auction and dinner, held in London last Saturday to increase fundraising for my treks.

Do you consider new approaches to fundraise for charities? Only from those that interest me.

I need a vested interest to give a charity my best.

What is a good way for charities to approach you? If someone said they needed me to raise £1,000 for a specific project that I was interested in, I'd give my all to make it happen.

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