Beatson Ladies Lunch

Glasgow Ladies Lunch raises a staggering £41,000 for Beatson Cancer Charity

25th Mar 2019

Beatson Cancer Charity’s third annual Ladies Lunch has raised an incredible £41,196, which will go towards supporting patients and families affected by cancer.

The event, which was held on Sunday 24 March at the Hilton Glasgow, welcomed over 500 guests for an afternoon of good food and fantastic entertainment.

Alison McGregor, Elaine C Smith, Kaye Adams

Back to host the event for the third-year running was Scottish television and radio presenter and Loose Women panelist Kaye Adams. Kaye said:

“I was delighted to be asked back for a third year to host Beatson Cancer Charity’s Ladies Lunch.

“Over the years I’ve got to know this charity well, but the work it does and the number of lives it touches still amazes me.

“It’s a local charity that does so much for those facing cancer, so please show your support.”

Kaye was joined for a Q&A by Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh, two of the UK’s most acclaimed artists.

Kaye Adams, Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh

As members of one of Scotland’s most famous and successful bands, Deacon Blue, and with equally successful solo careers in music, songwriting, television and theatre, Ricky and Lorraine had many interesting stories to share. Ricky said:

“The atmosphere at the Ladies Lunch was fantastic. It was great to see so many people there supporting such a worthwhile cause and I was very happy to be a part of it.”

Elaine said:

“The difference Beatson Cancer Charity is making to patients and their families is incredible. It’s a local charity that has touched so many and I was delighted to be involved in the Ladies Lunch and do my bit to help make a difference.”

Guests also had the pleasure of hearing from one of Scotland’s best-known performers – singer, actress, writer, comedienne, standup - Elaine C Smith. Tenors Un Limited and Elite Cabaret provided further entertainment

Beatson Cancer Charity’s interim CEO Alison McGregor said: 

“We are so grateful to everyone who supported our annual Ladies Lunch.

“This is very much a Team Beatson effort and I am so humbled by the generosity of spirit shown by our guests.

“We say to patients and families affected by cancer ‘We’re with you’. Our thanks to our loyal supporters for being with us.”

Beatson Ladies Lunch

Beatson Cancer Charity supports people affected by cancer, making the journey easier by transforming the way cancer care is funded and delivered.  

The charity provides services, as well as funding specialists, research and education to invest in a better future for cancer patients and their families. 

You can check out more Beatson Cancer Charity updates and news here.