Today is Friday 20th September 2019.
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How YOU can help

Our NEW website is Please use the new address as information on this site may be out of date... 


There are various ways you can help PMR-GCA Scotland grow to reach more people who need us (and when they find us, they are often reassured that they are not the only one struggling with the conditions).

As you probably realise, we do not get any government or other routine funding and rely on donations from individuals as well as trust funds etc. We have no paid staff so are incredibly grateful to our volunteers to keep things going.


We are looking for two more Helpline volunteers. Full training will be given as needed (in Edinburgh). Personal knowledge of the condition(s), an ability to listen and access to a phone & computer are essential.

Patient representatives to guide the Board of Trustees and ensure that what we do is in the best interests of the charity's objectives. Meet four times a year (currently) in Dundee. Travel expenses will be paid.

Trustees also needed. The task will be as time consuming as the volunteer decides to make it with a minimum of attending four meetings a year. Much of the work is dealt with by email or phone. Understanding of the challenges of running a small, but very important, charity would be very helpful.

Volunteer to assist with administration (checking emails etc.). Mainly working from home. PC skills essential.

Volunteer web-manager. Drupal installation. 

For more information about any of the above opportunities, please email 


If you would like to support the charity but don't have the conditions, the process is the same as for MEMBERSHIP (this will link you to the membership page and application forms) but please let us know on the application form that you are wishing to become a supporter and friend. You too will receive a NewsWire three times a year and an invitation to our Annual Meeting (along with our Annual Report). 


Of course we hope you will be around for a long time but you may like to consider us in your will. Whatever size your legacy may be, you can be sure it really will be appreciated. If you have already written your will, you can write a codicil (see below).

  • Our charity name is Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Ateritis Scotland (Registered Scottish Charity: SC037780)

A codicil

This is a document used to change a Will that has already been made.

It’s used as a way to make simple additions or amendments to an existing Will like a change in the amount of a gift of money, or the addition of an executor or gift. This is all quite straightforward but problems can occur if you ever want to cancel the Will in the future.

When you cancel a Will which contains a codicil, the codicil does not get cancelled automatically, so when you write a new Will it can create inconsistencies and legal problems. To avoid this, make sure that any new Will clearly states that you are revoking all Wills and codicils previously made.

You can also make a codicil with a Will-writing advisor.