Beatson Cancer Charity has launched a new campaign in an attempt to continue services at Scotland’s leading cancer hospital for families facing cancer
A charity has launched its festive campaign as it aims to ensure its vital services can continue.
Beatson Cancer Charity has started its annual Beatson Bauble Appeal in attempt to continue services at Scotland’s leading cancer hospital for families facing cancer.
The charity is encouraging people to share positive thoughts of hope, celebration, thanks and remembrance whilst making an online donation.
Supporters are invited to dedicate and hang a bauble and to help more cancer patients and their families across the west of Scotland and beyond. Scottish stars and business ambassadors are out in force to help raise vital funds for patients and families affected by cancer in Scotland this Christmas.
Scottish actor, Gray O’Brien is passionate about the charity following his treatment for stage four tonsil cancer. He said: “It is a real honour helping Beatson Cancer Charity this year. It’s something which is close to my heart. The Beatson hospital do incredible work and we need to make sure the charity can help fund the services and continue with advanced research.”
Chief executive Martin Cawley said: “Gray has been only too happy to help where he can with our fundraising efforts, with promoting the work of the charity or simply by showing empathy to others going through their own cancer journey. We really appreciate everything Gray is doing and we look forward to working with him next year.”
Cawley added that this season is particularly hard for some families. "With families unable to visit due to tighter covid-19 restrictions we are trying to help everyone with access to our services. Our appeal is a reminder to think of others and a small donation to a local charity makes the difference to many.”
He continued: “Christmas is a time of year where family is front of mind, and while we take a moment to remember those who are no longer with us, we want to raise as much money as we can to fund research and continue delivering the unique care and support offered at centres across the west of Scotland. We’re asking everyone who has been touched in some way by the Beatson care to get involved.”