Charity Partner 2018

In January 2018, 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.

Fundraising

To kick-start our fundraising, we are donating £1* for every follow we receive on our Twitter profile. Through the fantastic support of our members (and non-members!), we’ll be able to get our fundraising off to a great start in 2018.

If you don’t have Twitter, you can still get involved! Just complete this short form and we’ll donate on your behalf.

Last year, 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 Beaston Track, a 10k walk around Glasgow which helped to raise a further £5,000 for the charity.

*£1 will be donated to the Beatson Cancer Charity subject to a maximum donation of £5,000. Existing followers will be added to the total donation amount. Pledge ends 28th February 2018.