BIBH member Jill McGowan from Glasgow, Scotland has been the recipient of 2 major awards in the United Kingdom. Both of these awards are in recognition of her outstanding work on the worlds largest ever clinical trial of the Buteyko Institute Method for people with asthma. Since early September 2001, Jill has been prominently featured in the media in the UK and Australia - on television, in newspapers and magazines, and in raido interviews. The next major event for Jill and her colleagues is the Buteyko Institute Trust Charity Ball to be held at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow on 3 May (World Asthma Day). Jill has organised this event for the last 2 years to raise funds to make the Buteyko Institute Method more widely available to people and to enable ongoing research.
Jill received the Pride of Britain "Carer of the Year" Award at a glittering ceremony on 5 March at the London Hilton Hotel. Dozens of celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Joan Collins and Cilla Black were present at the ceremony. Jill was presented with her award in recognition of her extraordinary conviction in her work, by taking the unprecedented decision to sell her home to fund the research after a three year attempt at applying for funding had been fruitless. Jill was featured on a documentary of the Pride of Britain Awards which was shown on London Weekend Television on 4 March.
Jill was also presented with the Great Scot Award 2001 on 15 September last year.This is a national award in Scotland for outstanding achievement by an individual in the community. It is known in Scotland as "the Peoples Oscar". Jill was one of 10 finalists who attended a gala presentation dinner in Glasgow with many Scottish dignatories present and Prince Charles (unable to attend for security reasons due to world events) addressing the dinner on video. Jill was nominated for the award by a woman on the Glasgow Clinical Trial. Each of the 10 finalists had a 3 minute video of themselves and their work screened at the ceremony.replica Christian Louboutin