STAFF and volunteers from Linlithgow’s Cancer Research UK shop are making a date to Stand Up To Cancer – and are urging readers to take part.
They have organised a Christmas Craft Fayre and coffee morning tomorrow (Saturday) at Cross House as part of the national fundraising campaign.
And Linlithgow store manager, Wendy Shaw, is urging Journal and Gazette readers to Stand Up To Cancer.
She said: “We are supporting Stand Up To Cancer and hope your readers will come down and join us on Saturday to help raise funds for vital research.
“Many of our staff, volunteers and customers have lost friends and family to cancer .
“So we know how devastating the disease can be.
“But the good news is that, thanks to research, more men, women and children are surviving cancer than ever before.
“By supporting Stand Up To Cancer, the people of Linlithgow can show that it really is payback time.
“It’s a chance to provide our doctors, nurses and scientists with the money that they need to develop more effective treatments to save more lives and help beat cancer sooner.”
Stand Up To Cancer is a Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 joint fundraising campaign which raises money to fund vital research for new and better treatments for cancer patients.
The campaign is up and running now and will build over the next few months as more and more people join the fight.
It will culminate in a live TV fundraiser on Channel 4 at 7.30pm on Friday, October 17, as an army of millions tune in to a live TV show hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen.
The trio will front a star- studded night of television, jam-packed with programmes – from entertainment and science to documentaries – featuring some of Channel 4’s best-loved talent .
Stand Up To Cancer took place for the first time in the UK in 2012 and raised more than £8 million for ground-breaking research.
Supporters can register online at www.standuptocancer.org.uk for a free fundraising kit, bursting with great ideas on how to raise money.
Or pop into the shop at 107 High Street for sponsorship forms, have a browse or simply to donate.
Locals can also show their support for the campaign in style; as a fun and fashionable range of clothing and accessories for men, women, children – and even dogs – is now available online too.