Two Glasgow mascots have launched Beatson Cancer Charity’s annual sponsored walk ‘Off The Beatson Track’, to raise vital funds for patients and families facing cancer across the west of Scotland.
Beatson Cancer Charity mascot Bella and Glasgow Clan mascot Clangus, are encouraging everyone who has been touched by Beatson Cancer Charity in any way, to get involved in this special event on Sunday 25 August.
For the launch at Kelvingrove Park, the mascots were joined by pupils from Our Ladies and St Joseph’s primary school in Glenboig and Cyrus, the charity’s ambassadog.
Off The Beatson Track is a 10k walk along fully-accessible paths, starting and finishing at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, taking in some of the West End’s iconic sights along the route.
This is the charity’s sixth Off The Beatson Track event and it’s hoping to make it the biggest and best yet. Calum McNair, Beatson Cancer Charity’s Schools & Community Engagement Fundraiser, said:
“During the past five years over 9000 people have joined forces and walked over 58,000 miles for Beatson Cancer Charity. That’s over 120 million steps towards making a real difference for patients and families.
“Off The Beatson Track is a fantastic event and a very impressive sight – with supporters donning their familiar Beatson yellow t shirts and creating a sea of yellow throughout the West End.
“Help us make this year the biggest yet. Rally your mums, dads, kids, family and dogs and sign up to join us this August.
“I would also like to thank Arnold Clark and Glasgow Credit Union for their generous support.”