In January 2018, our members voted the Beatson Cancer Charity as our charity partner for the second year running! The charity exists to enhance and support the lives of the 8,000 new patients that they welcome through their doors each year. They provide a range of complementary therapies, a hairdressing and wig-fitting service, specialist clinical posts, pioneering research projects and a variety of specialist equipment.
Alarmingly, more than one in three people are affected by cancer in the West of Scotland – the highest cancer rate in Europe. There are 10,000 new cases of cancer registered in Glasgow and Clyde every year.
Last year, the staff at the credit union fundraised for the Beatson in a variety of ways, including setting up an office tuck-shop, running £5 Friday prize draws and even taking part in Off the Beatson Track, a 10k walk around Glasgow which helped to raise a further £5,000 for the charity.
This year we want to make it easy for our members to get involved in fundraising efforts and have introduced our Beatson Boost Fund.
Boost your Beatson donation with Glasgow Credit Union
There’s never been a better time to start fundraising for the Beatson Cancer Charity. Up until Friday 31st August 2018, our Beatson Boost Fund will enhance our members’ donations to the Beatson Cancer Charity by £50 (subject to term and conditions).
Whether you’re taking part in one of the many organised Beatson Events or carrying out your own fundraising activities, we’d love to help boost your donation!
We welcome applications for the Beatson Boost Fund from all members (any age) and look forward to sharing your fundraising efforts and successes.
Applying is easy and all donation requests are reviewed monthly by our Charity Group.
Please check first that you are eligible to apply:
You are aged 18 or over
You have a UK bank account in your own or joint names
You are a permanent UK resident
You have never been bankrupt or had a Court Decree
To complete your application you will need:
Your current employer's address details
Details of monthly income and outgoings
Bank or building society details (sort code and account number)
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