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Fundraise For Us

A brilliant way to get involved with our charity is to fundraise for us in your own way!

How to fundraise

Although we have plenty of charity events throughout the year, we know that some people like to create their own fundraising journey. That’s why we have the perfect fundraising method for you. The steps are simple.

1. Pick An Activity You Love!

The first thing you need to do is pick a fundraising activity. You can raise money by doing a physical activity like running, walking, swimming and more or something creative like selling your own crafts and artwork or busking! There are so many things you can do so find the perfect activity for you and get started.

2. Start A Fundraiser!

To make sure you have the best fundraising experience possible, Ecologia has partnered with two fundraising platforms: and JustGiving.

It’s a fast and easy way to set up your fundraising page and have it linked directly to our charity page. 
Just hit the one of the buttons below and pop in a few details. It really is that simple!

3. Start Fundraising!

Once you have everything set up and ready to go all you need to do is get started. So, start training for your marathon, dust off those paint brushes or tune that guitar and get fundraising!

Need some extra ideas and support? Click here to download our fundraising pack filled with a step by step guide, top fundraising tips and event ideas from lemonade stands to marathons!


Join our MoveIT! Challenge today!

You choose how you move! Our MoveIT! Challenge is a great way to raise vital funds for children and young people

Fundraising in Memorium

Losing someone is always a difficult time. Sometimes, especially if that loved one had a special connection to a charity or cause, raising funds in their memory is a great way to memorialise them. To create a fundraiser in someone’s memory head over to our Fundraising in Memory with Raisely page.

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susie Kemp

Susie has 30+ experience as a creative copywriter, editor, and proofreader, starting out as a 20-year-old copywriter in the Mad Men world of early 1990s advertising in South Africa. Ever since, she’s had a love affair with creative conceptualisation, thinking outside of the box, writing to a deadline, and being thrown in the deep end!

She took an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University as a mature student, in 2015, and continues to keep herself busy working as a copy-editor, proofreader and copywriter in book publishing, corporate communications, and publishing project management.

Apart from her love of working with independent authors, Susie has a fondness for working in the third sector and likes to use her corporate communications and marketing experience to support projects close to her heart. She has lived and worked in the Findhorn area for 25 years, and has been involved in a number of third sector projects and organisations, and family businesses.

Working at Ecologia Youth Trust helps Susie to live in integrity with her values of supporting the next generation to be the best that they can be, and she sees it as a way to give back to Mama Africa, the beloved continent on which she was born.

Ellen Shaw

Ellen joined the Ecologia team in June 2018 as Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen has lived in Scotland for 6 years and has worked for non-profit and charitable organisations across varied fields. She currently shares her passion for helping young people through Ecologia Youth Trust and she works as a dancer and dance teacher in her spare time.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn is the Associate Director of International Projects, having previously worked within the team as a Project Development and Marketing Officer from April 2019 until May 2021. As Associate Director, Robyn is co-leading the International side of Ecologia with Founder and Director, Liza Hollingshead, bringing a new energy into Ecologia as they look towards the future of the charity.

Liza Hollingshead

Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.