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Cheque presentation to Beatson Teen Cancer Unit

April 25, 2012 12:04 PM

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The Beatson Teenage Cancer Unit has been gifted a fabulous £25,400 cheque from the High School of Glasgow Home and School Association.

Some of the Committee came to the Beatson earlier this week to hand over the cheque which was raised by an extremely successful Charity Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show held at the Grand Central Hotel in March.

Home and School Association chairperson Carole Tong explained:  “Three hundred elegantly dressed ladies attended the lunch and enjoyed a fantastic fashion show which involved pupils and teachers from the school.

“We also held an auction and raffle which altogether raised more than £25,400 for our chosen charity which aims to help teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer.

“The Home and School Association are very grateful for the support of the Robertson Trust and their contribution to our final donation which we are handing over to the Beaton Teenage Cancer Unit.  The Unit does invaluable work and offers teenagers from our area valuable practical support, guidance and comfort as they come to terms with the difficulty and frightening diagnosis of cancer.

“I’d also like to thank the many businesses and shops locally and otherwise who supported this good cause providing clothes for the fashion show and those who provided prizes for the raffle and auction.”

Teenage and young adult cancer clinical nurse specialist Liz Watt from the Beatson said:  “We are extremely grateful to the Glasgow High School and Home Association for this generous donation which will be put to good use by our patients in the teenage cancer unit.

“I had an opportunity to speak at the lunch about the work we do here and some of the truly inspirational young people we try to help.  It was fantastic day, well done and many thanks to all those who organised it and also to those who came along to the lunch and took part in the auction and fashion show.”

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