Collection cans

Taking a charity collection can for your shop or business is a simple and easy way to help support patients and their families facing cancer. In 2017 alone, businesses of all different sizes helped raise an incredible £17,072.38 for Beatson Cancer Charity thanks to their very generous customers.

Here are just few amazing examples of those in the community raising funds for Beatson Cancer Charity through displaying collection cans:

The Kitchen, Crow Road, Glasgow

Lawrence Neil, the business proprietor has been running this busy take away food shop which sells a variety of meals for over 20 years. Him and his family who all work together in the business are at the heart of their community, this makes it even more poignant that they've chosen to support Beatson Cancer Charity since the beginning of 2016. They have done this by having collection cans in their shop for customers to donate their loose change, offering them a “wee sweetie” in return for their generosity. The business also kindly donates their 5p bag charge to us.

Amazingly The Kitchen and their wonderfully generous customers have raised over £1,055 which goes to show that every penny counts.

Christie the Baker, Coatbridge, Airdrie

The Lanarkshire based Christie’s Bakers in less than 5 months have already raised £585 and the pennies just keep rolling in from the generous customers of this mouth-watering bakers. At Christie’s the cheery staff are always waiting to serve the queue of loyal customers with a good bit of Scottish banter and a smile of course.

In 2013 Andrew Chisholm took over this business which has been established for over 70 years and with The Lanarkshire Beatson Radiotherapy Centre on their doorstep, he was more than pleased to place donation cans in both of their shops to help raise funds which will go directly to help cancer patients in the west of Scotland.

Keystore, Hyndland Road, Glasgow

A fantastic £2,710.10 has been raised by the amazing staff and customers of the Keystore on Hyndland Road situated close to The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. Jaz Singh, business owner explained that he decided three years ago that he really wanted to do something to help when his mother, Reasham Kaur, known to customers as Rachel received treatment at the centre. Before that he didn’t really know anyone with cancer, but soon customers and other acquaintances were all coming out with stories of how The Beatson had helped their family and friends.

After placing the first donation can in the store just over three years ago, Jaz regularly returns cans full of customers’ kind donations and is determined to keep going with this community effort to help many more cancer patients in the future. The odd coin here and there might not seem like much, but when it’s added to all the loose change saved by other supporters it soon becomes a significant amount.

By placing a donation can in your shop, pub, club, business or office you can help Beatson Cancer Charity today too. To request a donation can please get in touch with the details below:

Call: 0141 212 0505
Email: [email protected]