J.K. Rowling has donated £15.3m (inclusive of Gift Aid) to the University of Edinburgh, to help create new facilities and support vital research at the University’s Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. This donation will help improve outcomes for generations of people with multiple sclerosis.
The Anne Rowling Clinic was founded with her previous donation in 2010, and is named in memory of her mother who died of MS, aged 45. It has established itself as an integrated care and research facility focusing on MS and neurological conditions.
J.K. Rowling said: “When the Anne Rowling Clinic was first founded, none of us could have predicted the incredible progress that would be made in the field of Regenerative Neurology, with the Clinic leading the charge.
“I am delighted to now support the Clinic into a new phase of discovery and achievement, as it realises its ambition to create a legacy of better outcomes for generations of people with MS and non-MS neurodegenerative diseases.”
Professor Siddharthan Chandran, Clinic Director, said: “This incredibly far-sighted and generous donation will unlock the potential of personalised medicine for people with MS in Scotland and further afield.”
Find out more about the Anne Rowling Clinic here.