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Charitable Partners

We thank everyone who supports the Beatson through a wide range of fundraising efforts.

Our main charity partners without whom many of the features in the new Beatson would not have been possible are:

The Beatson Cancer Charity

The Beatson Cancer Charity exists to enhance the experience, treatment, outcomes and wellbeing of current and former cancer patients and their families or carers in the broadest possible sense. This is achieved by delivering non-clinical services and funding enhancements in cancer treatment, care and research in partnership with the Beatson.
Significant funding provides additional patient and family resources and facilities, innovative service developments and enhanced medical equipment. Our funding also provides extra staff resources including clinical nurse specialists and radiography and research staff as well as innovative and ground-breaking research and funding for staff
education, training and personal development.
Our experienced team offers a range of non-clinical services to help relax patients and provide relief from pain, insomnia, nausea, phobia and anxiety. These complementary services are delivered either in the wards, departments or in the Friends of the Beatson Centre, a unique haven with wonderful views, where patients can
unwind alone or with fellow patients. Services and facilities include reiki, hypnotherapy, massage, reflexology, beauty therapies, a hair salon, a cinema and a soft drinks bar.
At the heart of Beatson Cancer Charity is our commitment to beating cancer by fighting on all fronts. That’s why we support such a full range of resources, from research and treatment to management and care. By doing so, we can make a significant contribution to the battle against cancer.
We are also committed to building and supporting the Beatson’s reputation as an internationally renowned cancer centre. We believe that by attracting the best staff
and developing pioneering techniques and treatments, we will contribute to changing the face of cancer treatment on a local, national and international scale.

The Teenage Cancer Trust

The Tennage Cancer Trust is a national charity focussing on the needs of young adults with cancer.  They provide specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals, which are created with the help of the teenage cancer patients themselves.

The Trust has built a number of units across the UK including in London (two sites), Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Manchester and was involved in the creation of the six-bed £1million Teen Cancer Unit at the new Beatson.

Teenage Cancer Trust, 38 Warren Street, London W11 6AE
Telephone:0207 3871000
Fax: 020 7387 6000

For donations visit

Macmillan Cancer Support

MacMillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. It provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and pushes  for better cancer care.

Macmillan paid for the project’s Art Co-ordinator, Jane Kelly. Jane is internationally renowned for her work in the enhancement of healthcare facilities through art and was responsible for the décor of the new centre. The charity has so far raised more than £1.1m to make the day chemo unit especially nice and relaxing for patients – including installing mood lighting - as well as working to enhance the décor in other areas. 

For general enquiries about Macmillan, call:

UK Office main switchboard: 020 7840 7840 or Scotland Office- 0131 3465346

For donations visit

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has significantly enhanced the number of staffing for the Clinical Research Unit to be based at the New Beatson. Nine staff have been appointed.

For any queries about our scientific research and fundraising activities in the northern region, please contact the following office:

Cancer Research UK–Northern region
Unit 1, Quality Court
3a Quality Street
Tel: 0131 310 4360
Fax: 0131 310 4361

For donations visit

Trades House Of Glasgow

The Trades House of Glasgow was established in February 1605 as a federal union of 14 crafts.  Today, the Trades House has more than 7000 members and raises more than £50,000 per year for good causes.

To date, the organisation has raised £50,000 for the Beatson. This has helped to enhance the patient courtyard in the new cancer centre and will provide  peaceful and pleasant outdoor environments for our patients.

Administration Centre
North Gallery - Trades Hall
85 Glassford Street
Glasgow G1 1UH
Tel: 0141 553 1605
Fax: 0141 553 1233

For donations visit

Shaw Melanoma Charitable Trust

Shaw Melanoma Charitable Trust funds research into melanoma - the most serious type of skin cancer. The charity previously funded a researcher for the Beatson and financially supported (with Macmillan) the Beatson’s first Melanoma Clinical Nurse Specialist.
The Shaw Melanoma Charitable Trust
7 Powmill Road
Ayrshire, KA9 2NX

For donations visit

The Robertson Trust

In 2005 The Robertson Trust made a generous donation of more than £400,000.  The Robertson Trust is a Glasgow-based charity set up by the Robertson sisters and it receives its income from profits from the whisky sales of The Edrington Group.  It supports charitable work in Glasgow, across Scotland and internationally.

For more information visit

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