Scottish Epilepsy Centre Appeal

Coop Epilepsy Appeal

In 2010 The Master Court of the Incorporation pledged £50k towards the Scottish Epilepsy Centre Appeal. The Incorporation is delighted that after three years of fundraising, with the support of our members, their guests at events, members of our fellow Incorporated Trades and the Trades House and especially the members of Worshipful Company of Coopers of London who have travelled to Glasgow for fundraising events, we met the target and presented the cheque to Quarriers in April 2013.

The Scottish Epilepsy Centre has been built next to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow and will be fully integrated with their world leading Institute for Neurological Sciences. It combines Quarriers expertise with one of the worlds finest neurology teams and enable access to a wider range of diagnostic technology.

Why do we need this service:

  • Epilepsy is a devastating neurological condition which affects 39,000 people in Scotland.
  • Epilepsy changes every aspect of life education, employment and relationships
  • Epilepsy can kill - more people died from epilepsy in 2007 than of aids, hepatitis, meningitis, TB and cot death combined.
  • Up to 30% of patients have misdiagnosis
  • 3 times more likely to be unemployed if you have Epilepsy

 

The Scottish Epilepsy Centre will provide hope to people whose lives are destroyed by complex and unmanaged Epilepsy, Research and education will help to better understand and treat the condition.