Dementia research instead of presents

Presentation: Bill Hamilton presents Emma Law, manager at SDCRN, with a cheque for �1050.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

Presentation: Bill Hamilton presents Emma Law, manager at SDCRN, with a cheque for �1050.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

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A BRECHIN man has donated over £1,000 for research into dementia after a collection for his 80th birthday.

Bill Hamilton became an octogenarian in October and asked his friends and family to give money for dementia research instead of gifts.

They dug deep and gave a total of £1,050 which Bill today handed over to the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network (SDCRN), based at Murray Royal Hospital in Perth.

He decided to raise the money for the SDCRN as his wife suffers from vascular dementia and he wanted to do something meaningful for her.

Bill said: “There is not enough known about this illness and although this money won’t help my wife, I would hope it will help others in years to come.”

Manager of SDCRN Emma Law said: “We are honoured to receive this kind donation from Mr Hamilton and will ensure that the money is spent on continuing dementia research across Scotland.”

SDCRN aims to promote a culture of clinical research in dementia across Scotland and improve recruitment to high quality studies from both urban and rural areas.

For further information about SDCRN please visit www.sdcrn.org.uk or email contact-us@sdcrn.org.uk.