Sport Personalities Raise Over £104,000 for Beatson Cancer Charity

 L-R David Welch Gordon Strachan Paul Lawrie

Scotland football manager Gordon Strachan and Ryder Cup hero Paul Lawrie were the top table guests at Beatson Cancer Charity’s 21st Sporting Dinner which took place last night (12 May) at the five-star Hilton Hotel Glasgow.

The sporting legends were joined by fellow stars Neil Lennon, Andy Walker, Gregor Townsend, Gus MacPherson and Jim Duffy amongst others, for a night of spectacular sporting entertainment, hosted by the sharp witted TV and radio presenter Jonny Gould.

Commenting on the event, the Scotland national team’s manager, Gordon Strachan, said: “I’m honoured to support such a great charity - the hard work it does to help people living with cancer is outstanding.

“The evening was a huge success and we have made a tremendous amount of money along the way. I hope we have helped make a difference and I encourage fellow Scots to rally behind Beatson Cancer Charity.”  

Guests were treated to a night of glamourous fine dining and a live auction to raise vital funds to support thousands of cancer patients and their families across the west of Scotland.

The money raised from the event will help to provide a comprehensive range of patient and family support services, including patient wellbeing and complementary therapy services delivered at the charity’s unique and award-winning Wellbeing Centre and throughout the cancer centre and related facilities across the west of Scotland.

Morag Cunningham, head of fundraising for Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “It’s a privilege to host our 21st annual sporting dinner amongst some of Scotland’s wellknown sporting personalities. This event is always a highlight on our events calendar, and 2016 has been no exception.

“We’re continuously astonished by the generosity of our supporters. This amazing amount of money raised will help make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer and their loved ones.

“I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Gordon, Paul, Jonny and everyone else in attendance for their support – they certainly made it a night to remember.”

A big thanks to the event sponsors, Ingen Technical Services and Korrie. More information can be found at

The charity also funds specialist staff posts including nursing, radiography, physics and research based staff as well as funding enhanced medical equipment, innovative service developments and novel research projects and educational initiatives.

For more information on Beatson Cancer Charity please visit

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