Human statues are going to Stand Up to Cancer

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Two human statues are going to do their best to remain stock still while a comedian tries to make them laugh tomorrow (Friday, October 18). Glasgow stand up comedian Raymond Mearns tries to make them laugh.

The members of staff at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Bearsden, Michael McTaggart and Jacqui Claire, will try to remain frozen to the spot while Glasgow stand up comedian Raymond Mearns cracks jokes.

They will also be covered from head to foot in bodypaint for the event which aims to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

Last year, Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 joined forces to launch ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ for the first time in the UK and raised a staggering £8 million to help accelerate ground-breaking cancer research.

Michael, who works as a stores manager at the Beatson Institute, said: “Most of us know someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Stand Up To Cancer is a great opportunity to have fun and raise money to help more people survive this terrible disease.”

There are lots of ways to still get involved and Stand Up To Cancer.

People can pop into their local Cancer Research UK shop to purchase funky pin badges for £1 and wristbands, in four different colours, for just 99p each. A wide range of stylish clothing and accessories, including T-shirts, is also available online at

Comedian Alan Carr, who is supporting Stand Up To Cancer, said: “I know all too well how devastating this disease is for families everywhere and I’m asking everyone across the UK to join me and make a stand. There are so many ways you can get involved, with friends, family and workmates. So, don’t sit on your butts, Stand Up!”

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