JK Rowling donates over 15 million to Edinburgh College neurology clinic named after late mom

JK Rowling has donated £15.three million to assist analysis into the remedy of a number of sclerosis and comparable situations at a centre named after her late mom.

The Harry Potter writer’s present can even be used to assist create new services on the University of Edinburgh‘s Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

The clinic was arrange following a earlier donation from Ms Rowling in 2010 and is known as in reminiscence of her mom, who died with the situation on the age of 45.

She stated: “When the Anne Rowling Clinic was first based, none of us might have predicted the unbelievable progress that may be made within the discipline of regenerative neurology, with the clinic main the cost.


“I’m delighted to now assist the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic into a brand new section of discovery and achievement because it realises its ambition to create a legacy of higher outcomes for generations of individuals with MS and non-MS neurodegenerative ailments.

“It is a matter of nice pleasure for me that the clinic has mixed these lofty ambitions with sensible, on the bottom assist and look after folks with MS, no matter stage and kind – I’ve heard at first-hand what a distinction this assist could make.


“I’m assured that the mix of medical analysis and sensible assist delivered by Professor Siddharthan Chandran and his exemplary crew will create a definitive step-change for folks with MS and related situations.”  

Ms Rowling’s present can even assist analysis initiatives specializing in the invisible disabilities skilled by folks dwelling with MS – akin to cognitive impairment and ache.

The clinic a care and analysis facility that focuses on MS and neurological situations with the intention of bringing extra medical research and trials to sufferers.

College consultants hope the donation will assist have an enduring impression on folks with the situation and their households.


Prof Chandran, director of the clinic, stated: “Our analysis is formed by listening to, and involving, people who’re dwelling with these powerful situations.

“The Anne Rowling Clinic’s imaginative and prescient is to supply everybody with MS or different neurodegenerative ailments, akin to MND, the chance to take part in a collection of medical research and trials.

“This extremely far-sighted and beneficiant donation will unlock the potential of personalised drugs for folks with MS in Scotland and additional afield.”

Ms Rowling’s collection a couple of wizard schoolboy has gained a number of awards and bought greater than 500 million copies, changing into the best-selling ebook collection in historical past.

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