Trespass and Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson - a charity close to Trespass' heart

As the leading centre for non-surgical cancer care in Scotland, the Beatson serves around 50 per cent of the Scottish population. It is the UK’s busiest cancer care centre, which sees more than 8,000 new patients every year and delivers more than 25,000 courses of chemotherapy and 6,500 courses of radiotherapy.

Beatson Cancer Charity is determined to beat cancer, and by fighting on all fronts it supports and enhances the treatment, care and wellbeing of those affected by cancer. Funds raised will help provide a comprehensive range of high quality patient and family support services and fund specialist staff posts including specialist nursing, radiography and research based staff as well as service developments, enhanced medical equipment and innovative research and education.

Trespass has been a supporter of Beatson for a number of years and now we want to help spread their message.

So, how can you help?

Beating cancer means fighting on all fronts.

Beatson Cancer Charity is committed to securing significant funding to support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of anyone affected by cancer, whether they’re a current or former patient, a family member or carer, and in particular those who are Beatson patients in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The charity provides a range of patient and family support services and facilities including patient wellbeing and complementary therapy services delivered throughout the cancer centre and through our unique and award-winning wellbeing centre as well as in other locations and related facilities. It also funds many specialist posts including specialist nursing, radiography, physics and research-based staff as well as enhanced medical equipment, innovative service developments, unique research projects and developmental staff training.

Supporting Beatson Cancer Charity offers the wider community an opportunity to play a vital role in supporting cancer patients and their families, both now and in the future by contributing to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

Challenge Arrochar

Trespass and Beatson Cancer Charity

3, 2 or 1? How many of the Arrochar Alps will you take on in this new event for 2015? What better way to spend a beautiful Saturday in June than by walking up some of the most breath-taking hills in Scotland whilst raising vital funds for Beatson patients and their families.

This event is definitely one for those who love the great outdoors and are looking to undertake a challenge in 2015.

Find out more about Challenge Arrochar here.

.If you donate or raise money for Beatson, it will go towards the following vital services:
  • £25 helps fund an hour of complementary therapy such as reflexology or massage to help patients manage the side effects of the treatment they are receiving.
  • £50 will contribute towards new toys for our paediatric waiting area.
  • £75 will help fund an hour of our highly experienced therapy management team to support patients with pain management, insomnia and anxiety.
  • £150 will contribute towards a wheelchair for patients receiving treatment.
  • £250 will help fund the running cost of our ‘meet and greet’ service for patients and their families supported by volunteers for one week.
  • £500 will help to fund a specialist relaxation chair for day patients receiving chemotherapy.
  • £1500 will contribute to the running costs of the Beatson Cancer Charity Wellbeing Centre for one day.
  • £3000 will fund one of our clinical nurse specialist posts for one month.
  • £10,000 could fund the start-up costs of a research project to help beat cancer.

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