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Raise cash by getting your thinking cap on

Photograph Jamie Forbes 6.1.14 BEARSDEN. Bryn Williams has tubes in his head for research into Parkinson's.

Photograph Jamie Forbes 6.1.14 BEARSDEN. Bryn Williams has tubes in his head for research into Parkinson's.

Why not start the new year by giving your brain a bit of a work-out at a quiz night and raise cash for a great local cause at the same time.

The event at Hillington Estate Bowling Club on Friday, January 31 at 6pm has been organised to raise money for Funding Neuro - a charity which was set up by Bearsden man Bryn Williams to raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease research.

The 42-year-old dad-of-two was diagnosed with the illness when he was only 36 years old.

Just months after finding out he had Parkinson’s he set up a humorous website called Wobbly Williams to offer support and information to other people who are affected by the condition.

And he is currently one of 30 patients taking part in a groundbreaking medical trial which his charity helped to fund in a bid to find an effective treatment for it.

This involved a death defying operation which saw robots drill into his head so that tubes could be placed in his brain.

The research aims to find out the effect of delivering the protein Glial Cell Line-Derived Neutrophic Factor driectly into the part of the brain which has become damaged.

Maisie Hamilton, national fundraising manager for Funding Neuro, said: “We need teams of four to six people for the event and entry costs £5 per person.

“The evening promises to be great fun and Bryn and co are looking forward to taking on other teams in this challenge.

“The drinks will be cheap and as we start straight after work folk can dash off to other Friday night activities after the quiz as it will only take about two hours.”

To book a table for your team, phone Maisie on 0141 585 6470 or e-mail maisie@fundingneuro.com

 

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