beatson cancer charity

The beatson serves around 50% of scotland's population, some 2.5 million people
the beatson is such a positive, uplifting place that it helped my outlook and in turn helped with my recovery.

Beatson Cancer Charity is determined to beat cancer and is  committed to securing significant funding to support and enhance  the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future  cancer patients and their families.

There are three main functions of the charity:

fundraising and communications

Many current and former patients and their families, friends  and colleagues see their involvement in our fundraising and  communications activity as part of their cancer journey and our team  plays a key role in supporting them with this.

patient and family support

The charity provides a comprehensive range of wellbeing, specialist  and complementary therapy services delivered by charity staff and  volunteers through the unique and award-winning Wellbeing Centre  and throughout The Beatson Cancer Centre and related facilities  across the west of Scotland. We rely on fundraising activity to  generate the income to fund all of our charitable activity.


The charity provides funding to various individuals and institutions  involved in the care and investigation of cancer, including the NHS,  in line with the charity’s funding policy in the furtherance of its  objectives. The key areas of funding are specialist staff resources,  innovative service developments, enhanced medical equipment,  research projects and staff development.

international reputation

We support the vision of Glasgow being an internationally renowned major cancer centre, attracting the highest calibre of professional staff and developing ground breaking, pioneering techniques and treatments that will change the face of cancer treatment on a local, national and international scale.
Working in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Beatson Cancer Charity is embedded in the very fabric of the hospital and together we deliver world class cancer care across the West of Scotland. 


Beatson Cancer Charity was formed on 27 February 2014 following the merger of Friends of the Beatson and The Beatson Oncology Centre Fund. The resources of these two charities were brought together to create a single charity dedicated to supporting The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.