Social Media & Fundraising

Recently I published a series of posts on my Blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. At the same time I put a bucket of sweets with a note attached in a central location in my office.
The intention was to measure the engagement and generosity of people on each of these medium.

The Results are in:
First point is – very few people actually tagged their donations making it hard for me to track anything.
Based on some “creative” analysis – I’d suggest that 66% of the donations came from Facebook the remainder from work colleagues.

Next test:
If you have not yet donated – I’d like to test if you would rather donate via

Return to running

Following my recent groin strain – stop sniggering at the back – that’s me back running again.

Slow and steady – but I never did run any other way !



So – back to Strathclyde parkrun this Saturday and more importantly – the MND Scotland fun run also in Strathclyde park on Saturday 16th May.

It’s a cause close to my heart and I will be fundraising for MND Scotland in memory of my brother Derek and my daughter Emma.

You can donate here :

The ‘Tache Is Dead

As you will have seen from my previous posts, I was growing a mustache for MND Scotland


All it would have taken is £10 / day for me to keep the ‘tache.

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Long Live The Tache


Since Christmas I have been sporting a new look – now it’s the time to announce why!

I have been raising money for various charities by running (I’m doing 4 marathons this year for MND Scotland) but I have finally found a way where your donations can impact ME as well as helping MND sufferers and their families in Scotland.

On Monday the 2nd of April my tache will be “born”.
I will keep my tache for as long as there are donations to support it.
My tache expects £10 per day – if the total raised is £100 then my tache will “live” until 10 days after the 2nd of April.
The more you give the longer it lives – once it’s gone it’s gone !

Fantastic MND Fundraising Night

Last Friday Simon Corbett arranges a fantastic fundraising night for MND Scotland.
Simon had arranged an excellent DJ to keep the evening entertained.
A quizz to test our general knowledge.
A raffle to make sure that lots of us had something to take home.
There was an auction of a bottle of whisky, signed by the First minister; that went for £250.
I’d like to thank Simon and his family and friends for organising the event, everyone who donated raffles and everyone who turned up of the night.
Ross Goodman

Fundraising – MND Scotland

Great Scottish Run – Half Marathon 13.1 miles – 6th September
Pedal For Scotland – Glasgow To Edinburgh Cycle 50 miles – 13th September


On the 7th September my 17 year old daughter; Emma Berry Goodman died of Motor Neurone Disease.
Previously I had promised her that I would run a marathon before I was 40. I have just under a year to ensure that I do that.
The only experience I have of running was doing a 10k for MND in 2008 so the half marathon is the next logical progression.
Never one to do things by half I have also signed up for a 50mile cycle ride as a “cool down” event after the run.
If you have never heard of Motor Neurone Disease have a look at their website I would pay particular attention to the video. The film has been given a cert 15 classification. It is a graphic portrait of how many people diagnosed and living with this illness can feel.
In addition to making a donation here, it would be fantastic if you could either join me on either or both events or if you could come along on the day and cheer me on!


Ross Goodman

Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show

I have just seen this link on the MND Scotland web site.
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MND Scotland

MND Scotland
As of today the “Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association” have rebranded to become “MND Scotland”.
Their new web site can be found here.

New Identity for the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association
The new name and logo reflect the organisation’s values by putting those affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland first. The logo contains a blue ‘Cornflower’ icon that is easily recognisable and was chosen as it signifies hope for the future. The Cornflower is a hardy, wild flower native to Scotland and countries where it survives in the most challenging environments. The Cornflower reflects the resilience of people affected by MND – as they face up to the challenges of life.

Celebrating the Life of Emma Berry Goodman

Celebrating the Life of Emma Berry Goodman

18th April 1991 – 7th September 2008

Emma Berry Goodman
Emma Berry Goodman

I’d like to thank EVERYONE for all of their gestures of kindness and support.
It lifted my heart to see everyone at Emma’s service wearing bright colours as was her wish.
Many people have asked for a copy of the tributes that were read during the service so I have posted them here:

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Scottish MND Fun Run 2008


Sarah and I managed to finish the 2008 Scottish Motor Neuron Disease Association (SMNDA) Fun Run 10k (6 mile) route in a respectable 1 hour 20 minutes.

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