Charity event to tell story of North East medical discoveries

Charity event to tell story of North East medical discoveries

The North-east’s strong history of medical discoveries and healthcare will be the subject of a unique charity event in Aberdeen next week.

The major medical challenges and healthcare advances made by pioneers in this corner of Scotland will be told through the medium of storytelling at the event which will raise funds for the University of Aberdeen’s Kidney Research Programme.

Celebrated professional storyteller Sue Hollingsworth will host the inspirational evening, which takes place on Friday November 13 in the University’s James McKay Hall, Old Aberdeen.

Sue will use life stories and folklore to tell tales of pivotal incidents in medicine - such as the Aberdeen Typhoid Outbreak which took place in the 1960s.

Insights from patients who have been treated in the North-east and memories from current and former medical staff from the area will also be retold by Sue at the event.

The event is supported by local businesswoman Kate Cowie, founder of the Chaos Game – an Aberdeen based international change consultancy. Kate was inspired to approach the University and create the fundraising event having recently lost a friend to kidney disease.

All funds raised at the event will go towards the University’s Kidney Research Programme which researches all aspects of kidney disease and diseases that can cause kidney failure such as diabetes.

A donation of £40 per person is requested to attend the event which begins at 6.30pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Pre-registration is required for the event.

For more information or to register for Five Centuries of Medicine in Aberdeen: An Evening of Stories with Sue Hollingsworth visit www.abdn.ac.uk/storytelling or contact Angela Maclennan, University of Aberdeen Development Trust on 01224 274264 or a.maclennan@abdn.ac.uk .

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