Two cancer charities are celebrating being chosen as beneficiaries of a major fundraising ball. CLIC Sargent and Beatson Cancer Charity will split the proceeds of the 2017 charity ball held by Rutherglen-based company, Mitie Technical Facilities Management. The annual event, which takes place at The Gailes Hotel, Troon, on May 13, has raised more than £50,000 for charities since it was launched four years ago. Mitie staff were polled for their choice of charities to benefit from the funds. Money will be raised at the event through a grand prize draw and auction. CLIC Sargent provides vital emotional, practical, financial support to young cancer patients and families during and after treatment.
Rachael McLean, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, said: “CLIC Sargent is very grateful to have been chosen to benefit from the charity ball. The money donated will go toward helping families struck by childhood and young cancer cope with the many impacts it can have on their lives. Every day sees 10 more children and young people in the UK learn that they have cancer and generous support such as this will help us support them through their cancer journey and beyond.”
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. The lead organiser for the event is Jackie Long, Projects co-ordinator at Mitie, who has a special connection with The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre as it is where she was treated for cancer of the throat and mouth. Her treatment was so gruelling it caused her to have to learn to speak again. Determined to give something back to charitable causes relating to cancer, the first Ball was organised and held in 2014.
David Welch, Chief Executive of Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are delighted to benefit from the generous support of Mitie Technical Facilities Management. Without support from our corporate partners, like Mitie, the charity would not be able to make such a difference to those affected by cancer. We’re very grateful to everyone at Mitie for their commitment to raising money for Beatson Cancer Charity. Their generosity will have a direct impact on thousands of cancer patients and their families, both now and in the future, through the dedicated work of the charity.”
If you would like to buy tickets for the Ball, please call Jackie Long on 0141 613 7800.