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Iain McGeachin

The Ataxia Book Fairy

Let's get the nation reading. And help raise funds for FareShare because using surplus food to feed our vulnerable. Well?

45 %
raised of £200 target
by 8 supporters


We fight hunger and food waste in the UK to feed 924,325 people in need every week

Charity Registration No. 1100051


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Let's get the nation eating (and reading):

I was diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia in 2015 (no, I'd never heard of it either). Ataxia is a very rare neurological condition, which I was told would eventually put me in a wheelchair (it now has).

When I was first diagnosed, I could still walk OK-ish - with the increasing reliance on a walking stick. So walk I did (wearing a kilt to attract publicity - and even more donations). Eventually raising £1,100 for Ataxia UK.

However, and as predicted, the wheelchair became a reality last year. I didn't want this to mean an end to my fundraising activities though, so planned to take part in 3 Kiltwalk events this year. Being pushed.

But after just one event, it was pretty evident that even this was now not possible either (it took me almost 3 weeks to recover - and I was being pushed?!).

So, the Ataxia Book Fairy allows me to continue my fundraising activities - without actually going anywhere.

To thank donors who donate £10 or more, I will send 10 labels (5 front + 5 rear), enough to leave 5 of your own books for someone else to enjoy before passing the book on too. Please leave your postal address details at:

Thank you for your support.