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Tesco Mum of the Year

We are thrilled that our volunteer fundraiser, co- founder and mother of 16 year old Muir, after whom the Trust is named, has won the Tesco Charity Mum of the Year award.  Coinciding with the Trust's 10th Anniversary year and the soon to be launched Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, the award recognises the enormous contribution that Ann has made to the Muir Maxwell Trust and paediatric epilepsy, helping other families like her own who struggle to cope with their child's complex epilepsy.

To date Ann's fundraising talents have helped the Trust raise over £7 million. Every year a glamorous fundraising ball is held in either Edinburgh or London and funds raised have been used to provide practical support to families as well as creating awareness of the consequences of severe childhood epilepsies.

The work of the Trust is based on the experience of raising Muir, following his lead and identifying the areas of need. The Trust's contribution to paediatric epilepsy had helped to improve diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for many children following in Muir's footsteps across the UK and beyond, as outcomes are shared with epilepsy centres of excellence across the world.  The leading edge DNA service based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow has lead the way in the diagnosis of complex genetic epilepsies in children and the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, a partnership with Edinburgh University College of Medicine, is a collaborative research centre without walls that will focus on the causes of childhood epilepsies, treatments and cures. Dr Richard Chin and his team of PhD students will also focus on the serious quality of life issues that burden children with epilepsy and their families.

A star studded award ceremony will be held in London's Savoy Hotel on Sunday 3rd March and will be broadcast by Channel 5 on Mother's Day, Sunday 10th March.

Congratulations to Ann from all at MMT.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/02/18/ann-maxwell-my-son-battles-dravet-syndrome-a-rare-form-of-epilepsy-every-day-3479670/

http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/377794/Salute-to-Charity-Mum-of-the-Year

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/charity-winner.20213417

 

 

 

 

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