Forgie's raise astonishing £25,000 from cycling challenge

20th Nov 2015

We’d like to send our huge congratulations to #teambeatson members Hugh and Margaret Forgie on not only completing their fantastic fundraising challenge for us but also raising an astonishing £25, 000 and counting for the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre via Beatson Cancer Charity. Back in the summer Hugh and wife Margaret cycled an epic 2,000 miles from The Beatson to Spain.

The couple embarked on this gruelling challenge because Hugh is a patient at The Beatson and has lived with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) for 13 years and they were both determined to raise thousands of pounds in aid of leukaemia research.

The staff at the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre kindly hosted a wonderful evening to celebrate the success of Hugh and Margaret and to thank them for all their incredible passion and determination.

William Oviatt, fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know Hugh and Mags. They are such an amazing couple who despite everything have remained positive throughout this entire experience. Their support and generosity has not only been truly inspiring but has also enabled the charity to help thousands of others who need our support. On behalf of everyone at Beatson Cancer Charity, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Forgies for raising this incredible amount of money which will help so many cancer patients now and in the future.”

Alison Michie, Reader at the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre said: "We are extremely grateful to Hugh and Margaret  Forgie for  raising over £25,000  for  leukaemia research by cycling 2000 miles from Glasgow to Spain this summer. Their donation will contribute significantly towards our research programme at the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre. Generous donations allow us to maintain our international reputation in an ever increasing competitive scientific landscape, and enable us to invest not only in state of the art equipment to enhance our research effort, but also in training scientific leaders of the future through the Paul O’Gorman PhD studentships.”

You can still donate to the Forgies for their incredible efforts below: