Enjoy the Great British Outdoors and help fund Rett research too!

You may have heard us say, on more than one occasion, that the wonderful thing about fundraising is that the possibilities are endless. Over the years we’ve seen fundraising covering a pretty wide spectrum of those possibilities: the epic, the enduring, the crazy, the courageous, the silly, the seemingly-impossible, the frightening, the fun, the intense, the inspiring, the daily routine and the downright ridiculous. Whether it’s a bath of beans, a Channel swim, a coffee morning or a roll in the snow, we have loved (and will continue to love) them all, because they have all made change possible, and are now making change happen, for people with Rett Syndrome.

But of course, the frightening, the epic and the seemingly-impossible are not for everyone, and one of the simplest yet most effective ways to raise funds can be through something you are already doing every day!

One such fantastic example of this is this great and generous idea from Simon Scott, family friend to Kate and Neil Buckley whose daughter Elsie was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2018. Simon’s company ‘Shade’, who create beautiful canvas canopies for outdoor areas, have pledged to donate £100 from every sale of ‘Shade’ products to Reverse Rett!

With summer on its way, it’s the perfect time to be creating shelter solutions in your outdoor space and Shade offer a versatile, sustainable and beautiful way to do this. We are absolutely thrilled to have their support and so grateful for Simon’s determination to help Elsie and all those battling with Rett.

To take a look at Shade’s fantastic products and their pledge to support Rett research, please visit

Actions like these really do help to make change happen, not only by raising ongoing funds but also by taking Rett Syndrome and Reverse Rett to a whole new audience. In North Berwick, Archerfield Walled Garden donate 50p from every beef burger sold to Reverse Rett. This kind of fundraising doesn’t involve any arduous training or endless planning, but it does have an almighty impact.

If you, or anyone you know, has an idea for raising funds through an existing activity and would like some help making it happen, please get in touch by emailing

Kate, Neil, Elsie, Simon and all at ‘Shade’, thank you again!