Beatson Cancer Charity drums up support from Scotland’s leading entertainment venue - the SECC

4th Jun 2014

The Beatson Cancer Charity has announced its exciting new partnership with Scotland's premier national venue for public events, concerts and conferences, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.The charity launched earlier this year and is the only organisation dedicated to supporting the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.  The charity will ensure that the Beatson is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading cancer centres to attract significant funding to further enhance the experience and wellbeing of current and former patients and their families including the 8,000 new patients who are treated at the Beatson every year.This new partnership will see the Beatson Cancer Charity have a significant presence within the SECC during  events and conferences and staff will be encouraged to volunteer for the charity and take part in team challenge events.  As the lead centre for non-surgical cancer care in Scotland, the Beatson serves around 50% of the Scottish population. The Beatson Cancer Charity will provide vital funding for enhanced patient and family support services and facilities, innovative medical equipment, novel research and additional staff training and development. Over £800,000 a year is already committed to funding 19 specialist posts including nursing, radiography, physics and research-based staff.David Welch, chief executive of the Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “This new partnership with the SECC is an excellent opportunity for us to raise awareness of the charity and all the fantastic work it does in its heartland of Glasgow and further afield.“More than one in three people are affected by cancer in the West of Scotland - the highest cancer rate in Europe- and we want to do all we can to help as many people and their families as possible. “The support from partnerships such as this will help us in reaching our significant fundraising goals.”Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales, SECC said: “The SECC is delighted to have appointed the Beatson Cancer Charity as a charity partner.“Our venue plays host to a diverse range of medical conferences, bringing thousands of experts to the SECC and Glasgow every year. By association, this new charity aligns perfectly to our business.“We are sure that our partnership will be mutually beneficial and most importantly, highlight the excellent work and aims of the Beatson Cancer Charity."If your company is interested in supporting the Beatson, please give us a call o 0141 212 0505 or simply e-mail us.