Mary’s passion to work for Epilepsy Scotland and help improve the lives of people living with epilepsy comes from personal experience.
She sadly lost her sister to epilepsy and after working in hospitality, art galleries, sales and events for many years she decided to study non-profit management at university.
After she left university, she volunteered in a fundraising department for a UK wide men’s health charity and worked for one of the UK’s largest funders.
Progressing to the role of Trust Fundraising Assistant at Epilepsy Scotland blends her life experience and work experiences perfectly together for the next steps in her fundraising career.
Mary has an interest in the ‘more than medicine’ approach that is behind health and wellbeing activities and social prescribing, and the impact these activities can have on improving the physical and mental health of people who live with epilepsy.
5 interesting facts
If I could take three things on a desert island, they would be… a big tub of Paw Paw ointment, my music collection and some sort of devise to play music on…am I allowed to take my Smart Phone? And maybe my headphones too?
My favourite quote is… “Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” Maya Angelou
You would never believe me if I told you… that I’m actually not too bad at playing football.
If I had a fantasy dinner party I would invite… Keanu Reeves, Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, Greta Thunberg, Bill Gates and Prince.
The best thing about working at Epilepsy Scotland is… knowing that we work hard to help people with epilepsy have their voices heard and live their best life.