DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP
On their ‘home-coming’ visit to the University of St Andrews in February 2011, launching the University’s 600th anniversary celebrations, William and Kate unveiled a scholarship set up in their names. It was William’s first duty as Patron of the 600th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign, and the scholarship represents something especially close to his and Kate’s hearts, providing a student with the same opportunity they had a decade ago, to study at the oldest university in Scotland. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who would otherwise not have been able to attend the 600 year old institution.
For The Other Guys, this is a similarly meaningful cause and we are delighted to announce that a significant portion of any profits made from the sale of Barely Regal and our recent single”Christmas Gets Worse Every Year,” will be going to the scholarship dedicated to William and Kate. It is a great pleasure to be able to help a student enjoy the same privilege we are fortunate enough to have had studying at St Andrews.
For more information, please see: http://your600th.net/students-association-bursary-fund/
MUIR MAXWELL TRUST
The Muir Maxwell Trust, a paediatric epilepsy charity, aims to make a difference by providing children and their carers with practical support and by speeding up what can be a frustratingly slow diagnostic process.
There are more than 70,000 children with epilepsy in the UK, of which around 30,000 have uncontrolled epilepsy and 15,000 are chronic sufferers.
Children with difficult epilepsy can have learning difficulties, behavioural problems and in extreme cases severe developmental delay. Caring for a child with complex epilepsy is challenging, requiring twenty four hour care. The risk of death of a child with epilepsy whilst sleeping is significant. Constant sleep deprivation for parents is normal. The strain on the family is immense and many do not survive as a family unit.
In most cases, families have no one to turn to for help – such is the level of care in this country for the oldest disease known to man.
The Maxwells are one such family.
Ann and Jonny Maxwell have wrestled with 13-year-old Muir’s severe epilepsy since he was four months old, with little help and no one to turn to. In 2003, recognising this lack of support for children and their carers, they established The Muir Maxwell Trust (MMT).
From small beginnings in Ann’s study in their Edinburgh home, the Trust has emerged as one of the UK’s leading charities supporting paediatric epilepsy. In just five years, it has raised over £3.5m for child sufferers.
The Trust provides much needed practical support to children and their carers struggling to cope with this devastating condition, whilst raising awareness and understanding of childhood epilepsy.
The Other Guys are honoured to have worked with the Muir Maxwell Trust at their fund-raising event; we urge you to help what is an extremely worthwhile cause.
For more information, pleases see: http://www.muirmaxwelltrust.com/
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care’s purpose is to make sure that every person affected by breast cancer gets the best treatment, information and support, working to:
- bring people affected by breast cancer together
- campaign for improvement in standards of support and care
- promote the importance of early detection.
As a group we feel very privileged to have been able to make a significant donation to this charity through the profits made from sales of our single, released in May 2012, ”St Andrews Girls.”
For more information please visit: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/