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Scottish Parliamentary Reception

  • Posted on Dec 7, 2018

On 5th December 2018, Shona Robison MSP welcomed the Brittle Bone Society to Holyrood to top off an exciting year of celebrations which have taken place throughout the 50th Anniversary year of the Charity.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) delivered a tremendous keynote address, highlighting the Brittle Bone Society’s important role in support and more recently into research, and commended them for all they have done in the past 50 years.  First Minister was pleased the Brittle Bone Society could use the Scottish Parliament to conclude what has been an outstandingly  successful year for the Charity. You can read her speech here.

The reception was well attended by MSP’s with support from Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing Joe Fitzpatrick,  Annie Wells MSP and Daniel Johnson MSP

During this event we wanted to recognise just some of the special people for their outstanding contributions to the Brittle Bone Society’s work and the care of people with OI.  The awards were presented by Trustee Yvonne Grant.

The winners of the Brittle Bone Society Excellence Awards 2018 were:

  • Dundee University Archives Department, received in absentee by Caroline Brown
  • Craigie High School, received by Kaleigh Paley and Euan McKenzie
  • Edinburgh University Hospital, received in absentee by Prof Stuart Ralston
  • Royal Hospital of Children Glasgow, received by Prof Faisal Ahmed
  • Sheffield University Hospital, Prof Nick Bishop

The day was also shared with our friends in the wider rare bone world of HPP (Hypophosphotasia) and XLH (X-linked Hypophosphatemia), and we had a hauntingly beautiful rendition of a Gaelic Lullaby sung by young sisters Ruby Drew and Caragh Lang from Glasgow.

Events like this help us raise awareness of OI at the highest level ensuring the best quality of life and treatments for those living with OI.