On Thursday 14 August, one of the nation’s most loved impressionists Rory Bremner, gained a first-hand insight into the work of Quarriers, an Official Charity of The 2014 Ryder Cup as he visited the Quarriers Stopover Service and The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre.
During his visits to both services, he had the chance to meet people supported by Quarriers and speak to them about their experiences, as well as entertaining staff, patients and people we support with a few jokes and impressions.
Rory is an ambassador of Coaching for Life which offers support and guidance for young people who are facing disadvantages such as homelessness, leaving care, emotional trauma and neglected education, and he is also a keen supporter of epilepsy services. When The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre opened in April 2013, he commented “The opening of The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre means that thousands of people in Scotland can now get cutting-edge treatment to help manage their condition – and even become symptom free. It will transform their lives.”
Rory was welcomed to The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre by Chief Executive Alice Drife and Head of Epilepsy Services Gerard Gahagan, and he enjoyed the chance to have a tour of the state-of-the-art facility. He later appeared on STV’s Scotland Tonight praising the centre and showing his support for Quarriers.
Quarriers recently ran a supplement in The Herald, within it there was an article on Epilepsy and the Scottish Epilepsy Centre. Click here to view the pdf file.
The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, 20 St Kenneth Drive, Glasgow G51 4QD Tel: 0141 445 7750
Quarriers is a registered Scottish Charity - No. SC001960. Quarriers Head Office, Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3SX. Tel: 01505 612224 / 616000