Bute’s contribution to the 2013 Stand Up To Cancer campaign will reach a climax with a giant ‘group photo’ in Guildford Square in the centre of Rothesay.
Last year’s similar group picture in aid of Cancer Research UK made the headlines when it attracted the attention of sisters Dannii and Kylie Minogue - and hopes are high that this year will see even more people head along to the square and donate £1, or whatever you can afford, to take part in Bute’s big picture at 12 noon on Friday, October 4.
In the meantime Anna Harrison, manager of CRUK’s Rothesay shop and co-ordinator of the local Stand Up To Cancer campaign, is looking for as many local groups and businesses to support the cause by taking group pictures of their own.
First up are Bute Rugby Club, whose brand new kit includes the Cancer Research UK logo - for more information on contributing a photo of your own, just contact the shop on (01700) 504897 or join the Facebook page at Cancer Research UK/Stand Up To Cancer.
There are two more events taking place as part of Bute’s contribution to Stand Up To Cancer: for gents, there’s a sponsored wax in the local CRUK shop on Thursday, October 3 from 11am to 3pm, and anyone interested in helping to boost the fund this way can pick up a sponsor form from the shop in Montague Street, and for ladies there will be a ‘pampered chef’ evening at Kingarth Hotel later in the month.
The date for the latter event has yet to be confirmed, but more details are expected later this week; there will also be Stand Up To Cancer merchandise available at the CRUK shop very soon.
Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, specifically designed to have an impact within just three years, by working to turn breakthroughs in the lab into breakthroughs in our hospitals. See more at the Stand Up To Cancer website.