Some good news!

We wanted to share some good news about a Scottish epilepsy patient, who although did not benefit direct from our funds raised and whose family are grateful to the money we’ve donated to fund research into childhood epilepsy. Good to have some good cheer in January!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-67762097

£27,000 handed to Epilepsy Research UK

Our Chair Katie Stewart handed over a cheque for £27,000 raised at our lunch in April to Catherine Abbott of Epilepsy Research UK at their research unit in Edinburgh. This incredible amount will go towards funds for neurodevelopment in childhood-onset epilepsies and in children of women with epilepsy. Thank you to you all for so […]

£25,000 raised for Epilepsy Research UK

We are delighted to announce that over £25k was raised at the 2023 Women of Scotland Lunch in aid of Epilepsy Research UK. This money came from ticket sales, prize draw tickets and donations and are thrilled that it will go towards ‘Neurodevelopment in childhood-onset epilepsies and in children of women with epilepsy’. Thank you […]

Reception for Bowel Cancer

Our Committee Member Laura Sinclair recently attended an amazing reception in Edinburgh to see where the funds we raised at WoSL last year were making a real difference. She met Prof Din. Wow, and what a truly impressive force for change she is, and will be, in this appointment!  It is her post that the […]

Another new team member

Welcome to Valerie Davidson, our newest committee member! Valerie is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and is Chief Executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) based in Glasgow, which provides plenty of day to day challenges – endeavouring to influence and make change to public transport that effects 2.2million people in the region is no […]

New Committee Members

We are delighted to welcome two new Committee Members to the Women of Scotland Lunch. Kirsty Bryson, Global Creative Content Manager for The Macallan and Shazia Razzaq, a lawyer in the Scottish Government. Both bring huge expertise and knowledge that will enhance our Committee and we welcome them on board.

Joseph Bonnar sapphire ring for prize draw

We are thrilled to have been donated an 18ct gold Harlequin sapphire ‘bubble’ ring by Joseph Bonnar Jewellers as our main prize in our prize draw. As an incredible supporter of the lunch we are indebted to him for his generosity.

Epilepsy Research UK is the 2023 Charity

Our chosen charity this year is Epilepsy Research UK which is a wonderful charity that deserves our support and is dedicated to driving and enabling life-changing, life-saving research into epilepsy. 1 in every 100 people live with epilepsy, a third of which cannot control their seizures with anti-epileptic drugs. Shockingly, there are 21 epilepsy-related deaths […]

2022 Lunch huge success

Over £32,000 was raised for Bowel Cancer UK at the 63rd Women of Scotland Lunch on 22 April 2022. With more than 450 women gathering at the Radisson Blu Hotel, everyone enjoyed meeting friends old and new, listening to the inspirational speakers and enjoying a welcome gathering. It was heart warming to see the many […]

2022 Prize Draw

We are extremely grateful to Joseph Bonnar for kindly donating a pair of rose gold hoop pair of earrings set in 1 carat of cut diamonds.