Saturday 2nd October 1999 saw the invasion of our Research Laboratory based in the Medical Microbiology Department of Edinburgh University Medical School.
As you can see everyone looks the part in the compulsory white coats as we had an in-depth look at the marvellous work being carried out by the Research team there.
We were given a first hand look at the Meningitis bacteria at work, so to speak, but not before the team had us all line up to take blood and saliva samples first… they never miss and opportunity, and we were furthering the course of science.
Not only was this a great day but it gave recently bereaved families and survivors a little more understanding of the disease and just how It works within the body.
Our admiration for the work being carried out by the Scientists in this laboratory is immense, and our grateful thanks to Dr Caroline Blackwell, Prof. D. Weir and the team and especially Jan who explained it all so well.
Jan explains the work which is being done (left). Staff at the University (right).
May we express our gratitude to Mr Pat Docherty, Convenor and First Bus for all their support by donating to us the use of a coach to take through to Edinburgh. We could not have made it without their help.
Also a special thank you to Lawrence McSharry (photographer), whose excellent photograghs and free time give in aid of Meningitis is very much appreciated.