hamish's story - 5 years with you

Hamish has gone through a lot over the last year, he explains in his own words the challenges with treatment, how the charity have supported him and why he is giving his commitment to help more people.

“When I arrived at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, I’d just been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. I didn’t even know what that was; I’d recently run a marathon and apart from a sore shoulder, I felt fine. I was far from it.

Since then I’ve undergone brain surgery, radiotherapy and am currently receiving immunotherapy. It’s been challenging in a lot of ways, and at one stage I lost the ability to walk.

However, thanks to Team Beatson I am back on my feet, and in June this year, I hope to complete the walk of a lifetime in recognition of the tremendous dedication and support I have received from everyone at Beatson Cancer Charity and The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.


From the friendly hello at the welcome desk to the tranquillity of the Wellbeing Centre; from the support of my Beatson Cancer Charity funded Specialist Clinical Nurse, to the investment in life saving research, Beatson Cancer Charity keeps on giving to those who need it most.

I don’t know what the future may hold for me but I know I am in safe hands. Now I want to show Beatson Cancer Charity my commitment, knowing that I am helping to support people and families affected by cancer."

You can find out more about Hamish's story and his fundraising challenge 'Beatson to the Ben' here.

This year Beatson Cancer Charity celebrates its 5th year and thanks to you and the wonderful support you give, our vital services have continued to expand over these five years.

Please donate today to support even more patients and their families facing cancer like Hamish.

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Beatson Cancer Charity, 5th anniversary