Joan was dedicated to inspiring young people to explore, study & develop a lifelong love of science and technology. Her deep-rooted commitment to equality & her belief that every child deserved a fighting chance made her an exceptional champion of Edinburgh Science's learning programmes. She believed that learning should help empower young people to face whatever the world might throw at them & be great fun in the process. At Edinburgh Science she reached over half a million young people, changed the lives of many through her passion for sharing knowledge, championing the underdog & flying the flag for woment in science.

Her sudden death has left many shocked & wanting to find a way to honour & mark both her spirit & legacy.


EQUATE Scotland

EQUATE Scotland is the national expert in gender equality throughout STEM sectors. We make tangible & sustainable change, enabling women studying & working in these key sectors to develop, by supporting their recruitment, retention & progression.

Donations to EQUATE Scotland will be made through Napier University Development Trust


ScienceGrrl Glasgow is a grassroots organisation, led by volunteers from an amalgamation of backgrounds with a vested interest in science. Our mission is to increase equality in STEM and show it is truely for everybody. As a non-profit organisation any funds raised will continue to inspire young minds.

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£8,160.00 raised by 188 supporters

£6,710.00 donated and £1,450.00 in GiftAid


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Science Grrl from Science Grrl

ScienceGrrl is a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science; a network of people who are passionate about passing on our love of science on to the next generation.

If you would like to support what we’re doing, please join us by becoming a member – it’s only £5!  Most of our members are women who are working scientists, but we also have plenty of non-scientists and men on board – you don’t have to be a science girl to be a ScienceGrrl.

Napier University Development Trust from Edinburgh Napier University Development Trust

The Development Trust is responsible for ensuring accountability and transparency in relation to our fundraising. All philanthropic funds raised are accounted for through the Development Trust. Trustees ensure that the wishes of the donor are always respected, and that the money we raise is spent in the most effective way possible to achieve our stated aims. Trustees are brought together from both inside and outside the University.