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School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Colleagues in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures raise almost £400 in memory of former student Ana-Maria.

Name Colleagues in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Cause fundraised for

Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre

Method of fundraising

Purple Day bake sale and raffle

Ana-Maria with her mum

Why did you decide to fundraise for your chosen cause?

On Purple Day we were campaigning to raise public awareness of epilepsy, and to raise funds for the research of the Muir Maxwell Centre (MMEC) into this condition. Here in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (SLLC) we particularly wished to remember a former student of Spanish, French and Portuguese, Ana-María Wilson, pictured with her mum. Ana María graduated in 2017, and was preparing to start a Masters in Translation and Interpreting at Heriot Watt University, but tragically passed away following an epileptic seizure in September 2018.

By raising money for the MMEC, we hope to support their research into this condition and improve the lives and outcomes of those young people who live with its effects.

How did you raise money?

We’re kind of known for having the best bakers in the Central Area (;0),  so it was a no-brainer to have a bake sale. Our challenge was to produce something for everyone, from vegans to the lacto-, gluten-, nut- and sugar-free, not to mention those who don’t even have a sweet tooth. As soon as we put the word out, mostly via email and Twitter, we had offers of help and baked goods from colleagues throughout the school. This year we ramped up the suspense a bit with some timely hair-dyeing and had a raffle of some purple gin. We are immensely proud of our school, who never fail to support our fund-raising efforts with their mad skills, stomachs and wallets.

Fundraising wisdom

Surround yourself with as many lovely people as possible and have fun.

Related Links

Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures