Baubles carry an important Christmas message

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One of Scotland’s leading cancer charities is inviting local residents to help raise vital funds for patients facing cancer this Christmas.

Beatson Cancer Charity wants its supporters to hang the bright, Beatson-branded festive baubles on their Christmas trees “to help make them sparkle that little bit brighter”.

Anyone wishing to take part will receive two exclusive Beatson Cancer Charity Baubles – one to hang on the family Christmas tree, the other to carry a message of support or thanks which can be returned to The Beatson along with a donation.

It will then be hung on one of several trees throughout the cancer centre to be enjoyed by patients, family, staff and supporters.

David Welch, chief executive of Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “Christmas is traditionally a time for families and loved ones to get together and create lasting memories. It is easy to forget that some people may not have that opportunity this Christmas.

“That’s why the Beatson Bauble Appeal is so special. It gives people a chance to reflect, and remember those closest to them in their own personal and heartfelt way.

“Everybody has their own reason to support Beatson Cancer Charity this Christmas, let us hear how the charity has helped you.

“It’s always an incredible sight to see all the Beatson baubles hanging proudly on our Christmas trees and to know that each one represents someone very special.

“We encourage everyone to get behind Beatson Cancer Charity and make this a big yellow Beatson Christmas to remember.”

All funds raised from the appeal will help the charity provide specialist staff posts including nursing, radiography, physics and research based staff.

It will also fund enhanced medical equipment, innovative service developments, novel research projects and educational initiatives to support the 8,000 new patients who attend the The Beatson and its related facilities each year.

For further details visit www.beatsoncancercharity.org, call 0141 212 0505 or email info@beatsoncancercharity.org.