Beatsons managing director Ross Marshall, mascot Bobby Beatsons and PhD student Clelia Amato.

Beatsons raises £43k for Cancer Research UK

Published:  13 June, 2014

Beatsons Building Supplies’ managing director has helped raise £43,000 for Cancer Research UK, in memory of his much-loved late aunt.

Devastated after the loss of his aunt Caroline Graham to breast cancer, managing director Ross Marshall vowed to do everything he could to help boost Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work and promised to donate £1 to the charity for every bulk bag of sand or aggregate the company sold.

“Caroline is the inspiration behind all of this and we all miss her so much,” said Mr Marshall. “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 raise to save lives.”

He continued: “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.”

Mr Marshall visited Cancer Research UK’s Beatson Institute in Glasgow on 3 June to present the cheque, and saw first-hand the thriving community of world-class scientists and doctors working to reduce the devastating impact of this disease.

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

“Every year, tens of thousands more people are surviving cancer a decade after diagnosis, showing that we’re gradually reversing the tide on this devastating disease. This is thanks to the work of our scientists and doctors, but none of it would be possible without the generosity of the public, whose donations we rely on to fund all our research. We would not be able to fund our vital research without the dedication and commitment of our supporters like Beatsons.”

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