Fundraising Feature: A Fond Farewell to Foggy | 03 July 2018

 


By Sally Callow, 3rd July, 2018

“Foggy’s adventures for the M.E Association come to an end tomorrow. It’s been a fun ride for the past 4 years, but we are heading off into the sunset towards a whole new world of fun and excitement.

“Thank you to Helen (Hyland) for responding to my email back in July 2014. I had no idea that sending one email could mean a life being turned upside down…in a fun way!

World Tour

“Foggy’s World Tour 2017-18 has been epic! He has travelled over 200,000 miles (the actual mileage will be revealed on the last day when we reach the Tower of London) and raised over £2,000 so far.

Foggy in Christchurch, New Zealand, on his recent World Tour.

“He has raised awareness with every paw-step he has taken around the globe. Las Vegas, Cuba, Cape Town, San Francisco, Thailand and the Maldives are among the locations that have been Foggy’d!

“All Foggy’s globetrotting adventure photos can be found on his Facebook page. Links to all Foggy’s social media channels can be found on mefoggydog.org.

£10,000 for M.E. Research!

“This year has included our screening of Unrest, 2 ME Awareness Week events, a new face-to-face support group in Portsmouth, 3 adventures on cruise liners, 5 weeks being ‘lost’ in the post, and 2 unsuccessful attempts to meet Goofy! (Foggy’s doggy idol).

“Over the past 4 years, Team Foggy has raised over £10,000! Helen will be helping me to work out the final total – once the craziness has subsided.

“It would be great to end our time with the ME Association on a super high note, our JustGiving page is open until the end of July 4th and we would welcome further donations to help us fund medical research through the ME Association’s Ramsay Research Fund.

“Thank you for your love and support since 2014.

“Love and Foggy snogs,

“Sally and Foggy.”


Helen Hyland, ME Association Fundraising Manager, comments:

“We’ll be so sorry to see Sally and Foggy go. They will always occupy a soft spot in my heart as this campaign was one of the first that I get involved with after I arrived at ME Association in 2014.

“It has been a rare privilege to see Sally’s campaign blossom and flourish over the months and years.  I’ll miss Sally’s ardent social media campaigning for and about M.E.

“But all good things must sadly come to an end and we wish them both well their next adventures, wherever they may be.”