Cancer charity’s Christmas thanks to Bute

Tak Tent chief executive Colin Graham (second left), pictured here in Rothesay at a celebration marking the 90th birthday of Nancy Smith, founder of the charity's Rothesay support group, has thanked the people of Bute for their support of the organisation.
Tak Tent chief executive Colin Graham (second left), pictured here in Rothesay at a celebration marking the 90th birthday of Nancy Smith, founder of the charity's Rothesay support group, has thanked the people of Bute for their support of the organisation.

The chief executive of one of Scotland’s largest cancer charities has thanked readers of The Buteman for their support for the organisation over the year.

Colin Graham from Cancer Support Scotland contacted us at the end of a year which saw the charity launch an appeal for volunteers for its new therapy and support services at Rothesay Library.

Mr Graham also visited Rothesay in April to take part in the 90th birthday celebrations for Nancy Smith, founder of the charity’s Rothesay support group.

“Merry Christmas to you and your readers,” Mr Graham said. “I would like to record my sincere thanks to all of them who supported Cancer Support Scotland during 2014 through their generous donations.”

Cancer Support Scotland - founded in 1980 as Tak Tent, an old Scots term meaning ‘take care’ - now provides 4,500 appointments for patients across Scotland, and also operates support groups, outreach services and a range of therapies for those with, or affected by, cancer.