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Added: 14 December 2011, 09:53
What connects Scotland’s Lord Advocate, crime novelist Denise Mina, opera star Jennifer McEwan and broadcaster Sheena McDonald?
On Friday 16 December they will all be taking part in an inaugural Gala Christmas Concert in Edinburgh’s St Mary’s RC Cathedral. This delightful evening combining music, opera, celebrity readings and traditional carols is being hosted for the first time by Epilepsy Scotland and the Institute of Directors to support vital epilepsy services.
Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland confessed "I am delighted to be invited to this worthwhile event in support of Epilepsy Scotland.
"The importance of their work cannot be overstated. Thousands of people across the country benefit from the invaluable services they provide.
"I sincerely hope that tonight’s event raises much needed funds, to allow them to continue to carry on with their work which so many rely. I am proud to be a part of this worthy cause."
Many famous faces will be on stage and in the audience for this festive fundraising occasion, including tenor John Marshall, leading members of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Canongait and their conductor and founder, Robert Dick.
Guests can also enjoy seasonal drinks and canapés and meet the performers. Tickets are free for children aged under 12 accompanied by an adult so call 0141 427 4911 to book your seat or visit www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk for details
Notes to editor
1. Photo opportunity
Photo opportunity: Photos can be taken at the start of the Gala Christmas Concert, St Mary’s RC Cathedral, Edinburgh on Friday 16 December between 7.15-7.45pm. Contact Helen Craig on 0141 427 4911, firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
2. 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 54,000 people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information. People can text 07786 209501, email email@example.com or visit www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk