Beatson’s celebrates donation to cancer charity

Independent builders merchant Beatson’s Building Supplies has raised £43,000 for Cancer Research UK thanks to the efforts of their managing director.

Beatson's celebrates donation to cancer charity

Ross Marshall, MD of the family run business based in Alloa, Scotland, lost his aunt in December last year after she died from breast cancer.

Determined to boost Cancer Research UK’s life saving work, Marshall promised to donate £1 to the charity for every bulk bag of sand or aggregate that Beatson’s Building Supplies sold.

Marshall, 27, said: “Caroline is the inspiration behind all of this and we all miss her so much.

“She knew we’d started this fundraising before she died. We’d visit her when she was in hospital in Glasgow and she was proud to tell all the nurses of the money that her family were helping to raise to save lives. She was my mum’s sister and right at the centre of our family.

“It was heartbreaking to lose Caroline just before Christmas but we’re delighted to be working so closely with Cancer Research UK, a charity devoted to scientific and clinical research so other families in the future don’t have to go through what we have.”

The 27-year-old visited Cancer Research UK’s Beatson Institute in Glasgow yesterday (June 3) to present the cheque and saw at first hand the home to a thriving community of world-class cancer scientists and doctors, who are working to reduce the devastating impact of this disease.

Last year Cancer Research UK invested more than £24 million supporting the work of outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses in the Glasgow area.

Cancer Research UK research engagement manager, Kirsteen Campbell said: “I would like to thank Beatson’s for the fantastic amount they have raised and the massive contribution they have made to our vital work.”

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