£25,000 Donated to Breast Cancer Care Scotland

Thu 27th April 2017

Rangers Manager Pedro Caixinha and striker Martyn Waghorn presented Breast Cancer Care Scotland with a cheque for £25,000 from the Rangers Charity Foundation today to mark the end of our year-long partnership.

Martyn was reunited with Kirsty Wightman, whom he accompanied on the catwalk at the Breast Cancer Care Fashion show last year, and Kirsty was delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of the charity which supported her throughout her treatment and beyond.

£15,000 of the £25,000 donated is funding Breast Cancer Care’s Helpline and the other £10,000 is funding two ‘Moving Forward’ courses for people who have had a breast cancer diagnosis within the last two years.

Martyn Waghorn commented, “It was a pleasure to be part of the Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show back in September and it was great to see Kirsty again today and hear how she is doing.

“The fans deserve a lot of credit for helping to raise this money and I know the £25,000 will really help so many people who need a bit of extra support at a difficult time in their lives.”

Breast Cancer Care Scotland is the only Scotland-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer, helping thousands of people every day find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.

The Moving Forward course provides information, support and professional guidance on how to cope with, and adjust to, life after treatment.  The programme includes talks from psychologists and dieticians and provides information on managing the on-going side effects of treatment.

Breast Cancer Care’s free Helpline (0808 800 6000) is there for anyone who wants to talk about either breast health or breast cancer and all calls are answered by specialist nurses or experienced helpline staff.  The charity also runs an ‘Ask the Nurse’ email service for support.

Rona Grierson, Community Fundraising Manager with Breast Cancer Care commented:  ‘When you get breast cancer everything changes. The money that the Big Hearted Bears have raised and that we have been awarded from the Rangers Charity Foundation will allow people to get the information, help and support they need to allow them to live life after a breast cancer diagnosis. Working with the Rangers Charity Foundation has been an absolute pleasure and we would like to thank them so much for their support.”

Rangers Charity Foundation Director Connal Cochrane commented: “We’re delighted to make this significant donation to two of Breast Cancer Care’s vital services.  It’s been a pleasure to work with Breast Cancer Care, not just by raising funds but also by helping to spread important messages about issues such as early detection, as well as promoting the wider work of Breast Cancer Care and helping with events such as the Fashion Show.

“Thank you once again to all our supporters who continue to be so generous in their support for the Foundation and our charity partners and community projects.”


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