Now in its seventh year, Biomedical Science Day is the biggest annual celebration of biomedical scientists and laboratory staff, with hundreds of NHS hospitals and private healthcare laboratories organising events in their local hospitals or schools to raise awareness of their vital work.
Martin Whitfield MSP said:
Neurological conditions affect the brain, spine or nervous system - and about 1 in 6 people in Scotland live with one. They are the third biggest cause of illness in Scotland, but a recent Neurological Alliance of Scotland survey of over 800 people exposed significant shortfalls in mental wellbeing support, delays to accessing vital treatment and care and a lack of information and support at
The Indian themed cultural event was organised to raise funds to support the important work of Our Community Kitchen, which helps tackle loneliness and isolation in the Haddington area.
Commenting after the event, Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“I was really delighted to join Anas and Douglas at this brilliant community event for such a worthwhile and important cause. The organisers did a
Organised by Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL), the awards were held at the start of this year's Volunteers' Week and recognise the efforts of outstanding local volunteers in a range of categories.
Mr Whitfield presented the Environmental and Education award, which was won by Alan Hamilton.
Other category winners included:
Community Volunteer of the Year: Angie Fraser
At these free sessions, RNID's friendly volunteers can help with:
Information on hearing loss and tinnitus,
Maintenance of NHS hearing aids and basic repairs,
Information on how to access support and other services,
A hearing check for those who think they may have hearing loss.
The first four sessions, in Kelso, Galash
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