Last chance to vote for Calum’s Cabin in lottery awards

Calum's Cabin was set up in memory of Calum Speirs, who died aged 12 in 2007, a year after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Before he died Calum asked that a holiday facility be set up on Bute to enable seriously-ill children and their families to enjoy respite holidays on the island.
Calum's Cabin was set up in memory of Calum Speirs, who died aged 12 in 2007, a year after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Before he died Calum asked that a holiday facility be set up on Bute to enable seriously-ill children and their families to enjoy respite holidays on the island.

Today - Wednesday, July 24 - is your last chance to vote for Bute charity Calum’s Cabin to win a prestigious National Lottery award.

Calum’s Cabin is the only Scottish good cause to be nominated in the Health category of the 2013 National Lottery Awards, and is up against five other projects from across the UK in the race for the prize.

The Calum’s Cabin story is fairly well known on Bute, but for those who haven’t heard it, the charity was set up by the family of 12-year-old Calum Speirs following his passing from an inoperable brain tumour.

The charity now runs two holiday homes - the original Calum’s Cabin at St Ninian’s Bay, and Calum’s Cabin Cottage at Eastlands Park in Rothesay - which offer families of children suffering from cancer the chance to have a holiday together, take a welcome break from their daily lives and recharge their batteries for what may lie ahead.

To register your vote for Calum’s Cabin call 0844 836 9699 or click here - but you have to do so before midnight tonight!

The category winners will be presented with their award and a £2,000 cash prizeat a star-studded ceremony which is broadcast on BBC One in September.