DEBRA Scotland

Did you know that as well as the team based in our head office in Bracknell, we also have a dedicated DEBRA team based in Scotland?

The Scotland fundraising team are busy organising events throughout the year, whether that be the annual Big Sports Quiz Dinner, typically held in Glasgow and attended by Vice-President and Sporting Legend, Graeme Souness, or donning a kilt and joining a Kiltwalk in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, or Dundee spreading awareness about DEBRA and epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

We also have a dedicated person in Scotland to support people living with EB and their carers. We are the national charity for people living with EB in the UK and are committed to supporting the EB community with a range of services intended to enhance quality of life, whether they are members of DEBRA or not. However, becoming a member of DEBRA makes it easier to access our services and exclusive benefits, currently we have just over 150 members living in Scotland. You can apply to become a DEBRA member online, and membership is free; we’re here to support you.

If you are looking to get involved with any fundraising activities based in Scotland, or if you are a DEBRA member who would like to get in touch with the Community Support Team, please reach out to one of our team members below:

 

Laura Forsyth – Deputy Director of Fundraising (Scotland)

Portrait of Laura Forsyth

Laura oversees all fundraising activities based in Scotland, including events and challenges.

If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to participate in any of our events, please contact Laura via the details below:

[email protected]
07872 372730
01698 424210


Nifemi Osanyin – Community Support Area Manager

Portrait of Nifemi Osanyin

Nifemi looks after our members in Scotland and can support you in many ways, such as advising about housing, schooling, health care referrals, benefits, and other services that our Scottish community can gain access to. Nifemi has a background in psychology and mental health and can also offer emotional support. You can contact Nifemi Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm, or outside these hours, please leave her a message and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

[email protected]
07586 716976


If you have a general fundraising enquiry, you can email us: [email protected], where one of the team will get back to you.

Alternatively, you can call us: 01698 424210 or write to us at:

DEBRA
Suite 2D, International House
Stanley Boulevard
Hamilton International Park
Blantyre
Glasgow G72 0BN

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DEBRA sports dinner 2020

In 2020, Rangers FC and Celtic FC legends took to the stage for an amazing night that brought the two sides together to help #StopThePain of EB.

On Thursday 21st March, the two sides will meet again at the ‘The Great Divide’; celebrating Glasgow’s football icons.

This exciting event will take place in the city centre at the Hilton, Glasgow, and kicks off at 6.15pm with a sparkling drinks reception, followed by a delicious three course meal including wine.

Scottish sports presenter and DEBRA Scotland Ambassador, Emma Dodds, will host the event, alongside DEBRA UK Vice President and Scottish football icon, Graeme Souness.

Special guests include Chris Sutton (Celtic FC), Scott Brown (Celtic FC), Kenny Miller (Rangers FC) and Kris Boyd (Rangers FC), as the two footballing sides come together under one roof in support of DEBRA UK and those living with EB.

You’ll also enjoy a Q&A and other entertainment throughout the evening.

DEBRA sports dinner 2020

Book now to secure your place!

The countdown is on! Don’t miss this fantastic evening.

Tickets are £1,700 for a table of 10.

Please email [email protected] to secure your spot.