Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson Cancer Charity supports people affected by cancer, every step of the way. Providing services, funding specialists, research and education to invest in a better future for cancer patients and their families.

The Beatson Team look forward to seeing Kiltwalkers at Pit Stop 1 in Glasgow.
The Beatson Team look forward to seeing Kiltwalkers at Pit Stop 1 in Glasgow.

From the hospital wards, right to the heart of the communities that The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre serves, they believe no one should experience cancer without care, without love and without hope. The Beatson are with their patients and their families for every step of the journey.

By doing the Kiltwalk for Beatson Cancer Charity, you will be helping the charity continue to provide services and funding that enhance and strengthen NHS care and enable patients and their families to be helped swiftly and compassionately. You will also be enabling them to develop and extend services further into the heart of Scottish communities to support more people with cancer before, during and after treatment.

Amongst patients and the wider community, Beatson are best known for their award-winning Wellbeing Centre and specialist support at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and across hospitals in five health boards.

Like many patients, Elizabeth relied on Beatson’s Wellbeing Centre to help her deal with one of the most difficult times of her life. Elizabeth underwent chemotherapy treatment over Christmas, which she found very hard as it meant being away from her little boy.

She said: “If it hadn’t been for the therapists, I don’t know what I would have done. Even a simple chat with them gives you a feeling of normality, that’s so important when you’re feeling down.”

Elizabeth and The Beatson's Jeanne.
Elizabeth and The Beatson's Jeanne.

All of their work is made possible by their supporters. Come and walk with Beatson Cancer Charity on 29 April and help them continue making a difference in cancer care. It is your generosity which allows Beatson to deliver an innovative and patient-focused approach to cancer care and change the lives of those affected by the disease every day.

The team from the Beatson can’t wait to meet thousands of Kiltwalk Heroes on April 29 in Glasgow! Sign up here.