Scottish actress Laura Fraser launched Beatson Cancer Charity's annual sponsored walk to raise vital funds for patients and families affected by cancer.
Beatson Cancer Charity is going ‘Off The Beatson Track’ once again and is appealing to everyone who has been touched by the wonderful care and support provided by The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre to get involved and don their best and brightest yellow fancy dress to take part in this fun-filled event on Sunday 28th August.
To launch the event the Glaswegian actress and Ambassador for Beatson Cancer Charity, famous for her many roles including Lydia in thecrime drama Breaking Bad, joined supporters of the charity, former patients of The Beatson and family members to take a walk by Kelvingrove Museum, one of the iconic landmarks on the route, in their fun yellow fancy dress.
Commenting on the event, Laura said: “It’s an honour to be part of this special event. Cancer affects the lives of so many people and Beatson Cancer Charity does such a wonderful job at helping make those difficult times families face that little bit easier. That’s why I will be going ‘Off The Beatson Track’ to celebrate the charity’s amazing success. Anyone can sign up – family, friends, even dogs!”
The six and a half mile walk on fully accessible paths will start and finish at Riverside Museum and take in some of the iconic sights of Glasgow’s West End including The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre that the charity works so hard to support. There will be lots of unique and exciting entertainment to keep all the walkers and crowds entertained throughout the day, including a live set from Capital FM Scotland’s drive time presenter Garry Spence.
William Oviatt, fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “Over 3,000 people have participated in our Off The Beatson Track event. Last year our fantastic participants raised £140,000 to help support Beatson patients and their families – we’re hoping that this year will be even bigger and better. There will be a real party atmosphere on the day and we hope to see a sea of yellow making its way through Glasgow’s West End again.”
All funds raised from the event will help the charity provide specialist staff posts including nursing, radiography, physics and research based staff as well as funding enhanced medical equipment, innovative service developments and novel research projects and educational initiatives to support the 8000 new patients who attend the The Beatson and its satellite locations each year.