Media release: Marks & Spencer local store supports Epilepsy Scotland


STAFF and customers of Marks and Spencer at the Thistle Shopping Centre in Stirling have raised over £10,000 for Epilepsy Scotland.

Every year, staff nominate a charity to support in store and Epilepsy Scotland were the chosen recipients of the staff and customers efforts from fundraising events from May 2017.

Last week, staff who were involved in the fundraising handed over a giant cheque for £10,261.46 to Robyn Friel, head of Fundraising and Communications at Epilepsy Scotland.

Robyn said: “Research has shown that one in two people with epilepsy still encounter prejudice from the public and nearly all those polled said that most people know little about epilepsy. Support of this kind from everyone at Marks and Spencer, Stirling will go a long way to helping to raise awareness of what is often a hidden disability.

“We are so grateful to the staff and customers of the store who made donations in the collecting cans at till points, gave our bag-packing volunteers donations in the Food Hall and for buying our wristbands and trolley keyrings too. The staff have been so supportive of the charity and it’s been a great year working with them.”


Notes to editors:

  1. Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people. We represent the 55,000 people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information. People can email (, text 07786 209501, find us on Facebook, use twitter @epilepsy_scot or visit:
  1. For further information from the charity, please contact:

Robyn Friel, head of Fundraising and Communications at Epilepsy Scotland on 0141 427 4911 or Email:

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