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2nd Feb 2015
Last November we were so lucky to have so many people take part in our fantastic fundraising initiative, Bake it for the Beatson, all to help raise vital funds for the Beatson and support people...
9th Feb 2015
We would like to say a massive #Teambeatson thank you to Bill Hume and his colleagues at Barclays Tae House for presenting Beatson Cancer Charity with a cheque for £3089.75. Bill who is the...
19th Feb 2015
Former Beatson patient, John Geegan was treated at the Day Case Unit last year. John felt so indebted to the incredible care and support he received during his time at the Beatson that he decided to...
5th Jan 2015
We hope you've been enjoying 2015 so far. Supporter Julie Cloughley certainly has! She very bravely jumped into the freezing waters at South Queensferry on New Year's Day and raised a very impressive...
5th Jan 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity has recently provided £687.12 towards bench seating along the main corridors of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. The corridors are long and patients and visitors can...
5th Jan 2015
We are delighted to introduce you to charity supporter and former Beatson patient, Will Welch. Will, 30 from Paisley was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2013 and subsequently went through...
6th Jan 2015
We recently met patient and Beatson Cancer Charity supporter, Stewart McIntyre. Stewart from Inverness has been receiving treatment for just over a year for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. He's used...
4th Jun 2015
We were delighted to have supporter and #teambeatson volunteer Jules Durnin sign up for #ChallengeArrochar last week!  Being a former patient at the Beatson, Jules was determined to give...
5th Jun 2015
It was fantastic to have our young ambassador Becca come into the wellbeing centre yesterday before she headed off to her school prom! Our charity therapist Tina kindly did her make up before the big...
8th Jun 2015
At the start of May, Valentina Colaluca received the horrible news that she had non-hodgins lymphoma. Since being diagnosed Valentina has been undergoing her treatment at the Beatson and ...
9th Jun 2015
Scottish golf stars Kylie Walker, Pamela Pretswell and Carly Booth today visited Dundonald Links to help announce the appointment of Beatson Cancer Charity as Official Charity for the 2015 Aberdeen...
10th Jun 2015
Leading asset management and construction consultancy, Currie & Brown, is supporting Beatson Cancer Charity’s ‘Wear it Yellow’ appeal to show support for the new Lanarkshire...
11th Jun 2015
This weekend we’re thrilled that the Hospital Broadcast Service (HBS) are holding a 24 hour radio marathon in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity. The show will be hosted by HBS presenter Jason Chu...
12th Jun 2015
Throughout our Lanarkshire Beatson appeal we have been so touched by the amount of lovely and inspiring messages of support we have a received.  Here are just some of the messages sent in:...
12th Jun 2015
Students from the Adam Smith Business School have raised nearly £1,500 for the Beatson Cancer Charity by starting small businesses. The students were taking part in the Business Start-Up course...
12th Jun 2015
We hope you are as excited as we are about tomorrow’s big challenge and turning the hills of Arrochar yellow in support of thousands of Beatson patients and their families. Ahead of the...
15th Jun 2015
Funding generated through the annual Ben Nevis Rocks events has enabled Love Hope Strength to make a £20,000 donation to Beatson Cancer Charity. The donation was made on stage during the recent...
15th Jun 2015
A huge congratulations to everyone who took part conquering #ChallengeArrochar on Saturday! It was fantastic to see so many people out in force to help turn the Arrochar Alps yellow...
16th Jun 2015
Anyone can fundraise for charity and fundraisers who join #teambeatson will be integral to helping us beat cancer. One group of friends and family recently decided to hold a charity night to raise...
17th Jun 2015
Next Wednesday we are calling all groups, schools and workplaces to go yellow for the Beatson! By simply going yellow for the day, you can help more local people beat this terrible disease. Whether...
18th Jun 2015
We were delighted to welcome Denise, Stephanie and Laura to our Fundraising Hub in May to hand over an incredible £8,200 which they raised by holding a charity night in aid of Beatson Cancer...
19th Jun 2015
What a busy weekend coming up for ‪#‎teambeatson‬! With Tough Mudder taking place at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway all weekend and the Men’s 10K happening on the streets...
26th Jun 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity today  outlined its financial commitment to supporting the new Lanarkshire Beatson at Monklands General Hospital, Airdrie. We are  pledging to raise £500,000 to...
26th Jun 2015
Two weeks ago  was our unique three peak adventure -  Challenge Arrochar. For Kevin McGlin, this was his chance to give something back  for the amazing care and support  he...
26th Jun 2015
We are delighted that the rain stayed off  for the Gordon Cowan Memorial Golf Day at Lanark Golf Club! Robert Douglas’ friend Gordon sadly passed away 18 years ago and Robert has been...
29th Jun 2015
We'd like to say special thank you to Alison Clark and 'The Knit and Natter' group from Inverkip, who donated these wonderful knitted hats to Beatson Cancer Charity to provide for...
30th Jun 2015
We’re recruiting a fantastic team of volunteers to be based in our new bEATson café to serve tea/coffees, snacks and other refreshments with some added Beatson-yellow personality. If you think...
30th Jun 2015
We have been truly overwhelmed by the amount of support received for our Lanarkshire Beatson appeal. Television and radio presenter, Kirsty Young has also being showing her support and knows how much...
1st Jul 2015
Imagine the excitement and thrill of parachuting out of a plane at 12,000 feet, with nine other #teambeatson supporters! Well, we have some exciting news to share! We are running our very own Skydive...
2nd Jul 2015
Next Friday 10th July Beatson Cancer Charity and Young Enterprise Scotland are teaming up by holding a Plant and Hanging Basket Sale at the YES Academy in Rouken Glen Park.   Entry is...
3rd Jul 2015
And they're off! Today marks the start of Hugh and Margaret Forgie's epic 2000 mile sponsored cycling challenge from The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre to Malaga, Spain! Hugh is a...
3rd Jul 2015
This week Beatson Cancer Charity  launched its second ‘Off The Beatson Track’ sponsored walk and this time it will be even bigger, better and more yellow than before! We are...
9th Jul 2015
Team Beatson, we’re delighted to share with you the incredible news that our audited income in our first accounting period reached over £3.8 million against a target of £2.25...
14th Jul 2015
Off The Beatson Track is less than five weeks away and we hope you've been enjoying your fundraising and looking out your best yellow outfit to wear with pride on the day! We'd love if you...
14th Jul 2015
We'd like to say a massive congratulations to Hugh and Margaret Forgie who have completed their epic 2,000 mile cycling challenge from the Beatson to Malaga, Spain!  Hugh is a patient at The...
15th Jul 2015
A star studded line up will compete in a new charity golf event which is set to make an exciting debut at Trump Turnberry, the world famous resort. Celebrity golfers from sport, TV and entertainment...
17th Jul 2015
We are delighted to have partnered with Lovelin, a limited edition clothing company, dedicated to collaborating with local artists and supporting hard working charities, to create a very special...
20th Jul 2015
Got plans for the September weekend? Why not support #teambeatson and come along to an evening with former Celtic strike force Chris Sutton and John Hartson? At just £50 per...
29th Jul 2015
Have you been following the Men’s and Ladies’ Open this year? Do you have play golf yourself or with friends? If the answer is yes, why not sign up to this mixed tournament at Gleddoch...
29th Jul 2015
What an incredible weekend we had as the official charity of the  Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links! With Aberdeen Asset Management generously donating...
3rd Aug 2015
Are you ready for your next running challenge? Join thousands of runners taking part in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run and make 2015 the year of your personal best! Our bright yellow Beatson...
5th Aug 2015
Pupils and staff at Bishopbriggs Academy were inspired to raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity following the sad death of former Campsie View teacher Alison Low, mum of academy boys’ captain...
20th Aug 2015
Fancy a challenge? Join the Beatson Mud Runners on Sunday 20th September at Craufurdland Castle and Estate and raise some money for the  Beatson! You can either take part in the 5k or 10k...
20th Aug 2015
Last week we were privileged to have the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, Shona Robison, visit The Beatson. We truly appreciated her time to find out the benefits and impact of...
18th Aug 2015
The recent Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open has raised £6943.52 for Beatson Cancer Charity, its offical charity partner. The hugely successful event took place at Dundonald Links...
17th Aug 2015
Wow, thank you so much to all of our incredible Off The Beatson Track participants. Yesterday was a truly incredible day! Once again you came out in force to show your support to the thousands of...
14th Aug 2015
With just two days until the big day we are incredibly excited and hope that you are too.Over 1,500 people have registered for the event and will once again be turning the West End of Glasgow yellow...
13th Aug 2015
Are you a keen golfer? On Thursday 20th August, Douglas Park Golf Club are hosting a Pro-Am Golf day in order to raise money for ‪#‎teambeatson‬. Prices start from as little as £150...
11th Aug 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity launched its Tribute Fund Website; Always in my Heart this week. We would like to say thank you to Anthony Chalmers and his family and Eddie Toal for playing such an important...
11th Aug 2015
We have just five days left until we go #OfftheBeatsonTrack and, if you’re curious about the exact route we will be taking, we have made a map! It shows some of the key sights we will be...
11th Aug 2015
A creative wind farm manager has raised £5,000 for Beatson Cancer Charity, by recycling old weather testing equipment. Jim O'Brien's day job means being outside, battling the elements...
24th Aug 2015
Team Beatson is expanding and we are recruiting for the following posts: Patient and Family Support Manager Patient and Family Support Coordinator Patient and Family Support Administrator...
25th Aug 2015
We are pleased to announce the  3rd annual Beatson Bootcamp, ‘Cancer & Addiction’, which is funded by Beatson Cancer Charity  and will address the many complex issues...
27th Aug 2015
We recently listened to ward staff at the Beatson who told us that patients sometimes require clothing during their stay in hospital. Beatson Cancer Charity decided to help out and fund a small stock...
4th Sep 2015
We'd like to say a huge thank you to Rangers FC star James Tavernier and the Rangers Charity Foundation for coming to visit us in our Wellbeing Centre yesterday. James got the...
4th Sep 2015
We'd like to say a big thanks to the Gibson family for organising a ladies football tournament in August which raised an amazing £11,37.58. The tournament was in memory of Aimee Gibson who...
10th Sep 2015
The dark nights aren't that far away now, but don’t let that stop you take on fundraising challenge for the Beatson! On the 4th November, there is a unique new event available to you thrill...
14th Sep 2015
Join us on Saturday 5th  December at the stunning   City Halls    in Glasgow to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with music of the modern and traditional variety,...
14th Sep 2015
Last Thursday night we held an event at 200 SVS for our fantastic Beatson Cancer Charity ambassadors to find out how we can keep supporting the Beatson and its patients. Some...
16th Sep 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen... start your ovens! It’s time to master your muffins and finesse your flapjacks. The #BigBeatsonBakeOff is happening throughout October – and you, your friends or...
17th Sep 2015
A brave group of friends have decided to step into the ring to show their support for their friend Paul, who has recently been diagnosed with  bone cancer. Paul has been a frequent user of the...
25th Sep 2015
And they're off...!!! A huge ‪#‎teambeatson‬ good luck to all our fantastic cyclists taking part in this year's Aim for the Skye! We couldn't be more proud of them all, and...
25th Sep 2015
A massive thank you to 200 SVS for donating an incredible £20,000 to Beatson Cancer Charity - we truly appreciate their generosity and support! At our recent Ambassador event, Kim Wilson,...
25th Sep 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity is happy to announce we will have the Three Sisters Bake expert baking skills and fantastic support for the #BigBeatsonBakeOff ! They will join us to ask everyone to...
28th Sep 2015
We are delighted that Beatson Cancer Charity supporters Watt and Doreen Nicoll will be holding an evening of “Brushstrokes and Ballads” in aid of the charity. Watt and Doreen would be...
29th Sep 2015
Last Thursday  eleven brave #teambeatson cyclists took on our epic sponsored cycle challenge to Skye!  After setting off from the Beatson,  they cycled over 200 miles in four days...
30th Sep 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity yeserday  launched its annual fundraising initiative Big Beatson Bake Off with baking dream team ‘The Three Sisters Bake’ at the helm. Big Beatson Bake Off...
1st Oct 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity today launched its Lanarkshire Beatson Business Community Appeal which aims to raise £500,000 with the support of several key business figures from the region including...
5th Oct 2015
We have a very exciting and truly delicious cake to be won thanks to our wonderful supporters and huge Cliff Richard fans, Teressa, Pat and Leticia! 50 years ago Teressa and her two friends, Pat and...
9th Oct 2015
Last week we were thrilled to have the support of Barclays, YES Scotland and our own volunteers to clear out the garden outside the cafe area of the Beatson and its main courtyard.   Day one we...
9th Oct 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity has received a generous donation of £55,000 from Stewart Milne Homes Central Scotland and Barclays. The two companies have come together over the past three years to...
13th Oct 2015
We are delighted to announce that our main music act for the Beatson Cancer Charity Ball will be none other than 80s sophisti-pop duo Hue and Cry!  With big hits such as "Labour of Love...
14th Oct 2015
We are pleased to announce that the first Beatson Bootcamp  of 2016 will take in  February  covering    the many issues surrounding  "Living with an Induced...
15th Oct 2015
Our most recent appeal told the story of James Allison, whose personal experience of the Beatson Cancer Charity Wellbeing Centre helped him cope with his gruelling treatment for leukaemia. Very sadly...
19th Oct 2015
L&G learning support raised an amazing  £730 for Beatson Cancer Charity at their first ever sponsored walk in the summer. The group walked 10K around the River Clyde taking in the...
21st Oct 2015
We’ve been so impressed by the amount of people taking part in the Big Beatson Bake Off this October. One of those is Lynn Stewart, who dropped us off an amazing £546 from her fantastic...
23rd Oct 2015
A very special thank you to Lorna & Christina Stewart for raising over £1000 from their year of running! The “Stewart girls for Team Beatson” took part in 3 great running events...
24th Oct 2015
#teambeatson would like to say a huge well done to all of our amazing thrill-seeking supporters who have taken part in a SKYDIVE this year! There have been so many of you who have showed your love...
22nd Oct 2015
The Beatson Cancer Charity Christmas Concert will be a night to remember full of festive entertainment, which will include performances from The Glasgow Rock Choir, Bishopbriggs Academy, Westerton...
28th Oct 2015
As you all know, the spookiest day of the year is ahead of us this weekend and our Wellbeing centre has got right into the spirit of it with some very creepy decorations and treats.  Make sure...
28th Oct 2015
A big thanks to all of the Sainsbury’s stores who were involved in the Big Bike Ride on Sunday, 13th September. An amazing £2218 was raised over the course of the weekend, as well as...
29th Oct 2015
Good news everyone...We're Hiring! Please see below the following posts we are recruiting for: •    Patient and Family Support Therapist •    Patient...
30th Oct 2015
Can you believe there is only one more week till the ‪#‎BeatsonBall‬! We hope you're all ready for what will truly be a fabulous night! Why not make a start on the big night now and bid...
3rd Nov 2015
Throughout October we were so lucky to have so many of you take part in the ‪#‎BigBeatsonBakeOff‬ - all to help raise vital funds for the Beatson and support people living with cancer. We have...
4th Nov 2015
We had a lovely time visiting the boys and girls at Green Acres Private Nursery in Anniesland recently to thank them for all of their brilliant fundraising. The nursery raised over £600 for...
10th Nov 2015
A massive thank you to everyone who attended our Beatson Cancer Charity Inaugural Ball on Friday at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. It was truly incredible evening and with so much generosity on the...
11th Nov 2015
We were thrilled to passed on a cheque of almost £5,000 by Kilmacolm Unofficial Running Club! The group of local runners held a Race Night in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity in September in...
12th Nov 2015
Today could very well be your lucky day as we have 5 pairs of tickets for the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair up for grabs. Taking place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd November this is...
17th Nov 2015
We're recruiting for a Volunteer Manager Team Beatson! The purpose of this role is to develop, coordinate and manage the volunteer team for Beatson Cancer Charity within the Beatson West of...
18th Nov 2015
As Charity of the Year, Beatson Cancer Charity has benefitted greatly from the support given by our local TSB Byres Road branch. We were delighted to have  Stephen and Eleanor from TSB came in...
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...
23rd Nov 2015
Westerton Male Voice Choir is set to put on a show stopping performance at our Christmas Concert  to raise vital funds for the Beatson.  The local choir will be performing Christmas...
19th Nov 2015
We're recruiting for a  Supporter Care Assistant.  The purpose of this position is to play a key role in the smooth running of the fundraising function.  The successful candidate...
25th Nov 2015
Take part in the ultimate challenge and spend three days trekking into the Arctic Circle, covering 100K in sub-zero temperatures. However, when you throw in glistening snowdrifts, the Northern Lights...
25th Nov 2015
We are absolutely delighted to have Bishopbriggs Academy School Choir be part of the festive entertainment in our Christmas Concert on Saturday 5th December at the Glasgow City Halls. They are set to...
26th Nov 2015
A big thank you to Eaglesham Amateurs Football Club for all of their support over the past few years! Alan Kyle, Ronnie Mellis and Carolyn Stark from the main club sponsor, the Best Western Eglinton...
26th Nov 2015
We’re all stocked up Team Beatson!  With Christmas just round the corner, we have an excellent range of items on offer that would make some great stocking fillers! Items  include :...
27th Nov 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity has today announced the launch of a new partnership with Forrest Media. This unique partnership between the country’s leading outdoor advertising company and Beatson...
3rd Dec 2015
Staff at Scotland’s newest radiotherapy satellite centre have welcomed the first patients. The Lanarkshire Beatson, situated at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, opened on Monday 30 November....
4th Dec 2015
Beatson Cancer Charity was delighted to be part of the Sunday Mail Scottish Sports Awards 2015 last night, where the cream of the crop in Scottish Sport was represented, recognised and awarded! The...
8th Dec 2015
Thank you to everyone who came along and made our Christmas Concert such an enjoyable night on Saturday. Despite the terrible weather you came out in force to show your support for thousands of...
8th Dec 2015
As part of the  lead up to  Christmas  we have organised  special  Christmas  Crafting  sessions with  Beatson  patients every  Tuesday night between...
11th Dec 2015
We are so grateful to all our fundraisers and supporters, and a special thanks must go to these lovely ladies who raised a fabulous sum of £3,225 from a recent ladies night in East Kilbride....
14th Dec 2015
We're so grateful to all our supporters and we would like to say a special thank you to the Smith family and friends who raised over an incredible £10,000 this past year.  They have...
14th Dec 2015
Aimee hadn’t been well for a while, but at just 26 her family never thought she’d be diagnosed with cervical cancer. She went in to hospital for treatment, but the strength of her...
18th Dec 2015
Chris was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 34. He was a fitness fanatic and had run seven marathons so this diagnose came as a massive shock. He was at The Beatson for four and half months...
21st Dec 2015
Paul was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2013, which then spread to his stomach. Paul had a nine week course of chemotherapy at The Beatson, and in his own words, he felt drained. Paul started...
16th Dec 2015
Last week, 12 year old Kyle Burling and his mum Caroline came in to hand over an incredible £1000! Kyle's dad Ross passed away in September 2013 and Kyle has done some amazing fundraising...
21st Dec 2015
This Christmas as most of us will unwrapping presents and spending time with our family. Fundraiser, David Hay, will be getting on his bike from Land End to John O’ Groats for Beatson Cancer...
29th Dec 2015
2015 has been another incredible year for Beatson Cancer Charity. Thank you so much for the support and generosity that you have demonstrated this year and since we launched in Feburary 2014. With...