23 November 2016
Michelle, Fred the pug and bagpiper Neil Clark
Bagpiper Neil Clark donned a bespoke Macmillan kilt to launch this year’s Turn up in Tartan fundraising event for the cancer charity.
Neil was joined by pug Fred wearing a red tartan neckerchief and Macmillan fundraising manager Michelle Campbell in a mini kilt to promote the event ahead of St Andrew’s day.
As part of Turn up in Tartan on November 30th, Macmillan Cancer Support is asking supporters to wear tartan to help people living with cancer.
They are also being encouraged to organise bake sales with Scottish treats, ceilidhs or other Scottish themed fundraisers.
Neil lost his best friend to cancer earlier this year and Fred the pug helped his owner Joan Rose recover from her treatment for breast cancer.
Michelle said: “There are currently 220,000 people in Scotland living with cancer. We’re helping people in local communities across Scotland but with the number of people needing our help growing daily, we constantly need to raise funds. What better way than by having a bit of fun at work, school or with friends while helping to ensure no one faces cancer alone.”
The money raised from the partnership will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services including specialist nurses working throughout the NHS, a telephone support line and grants for cancer patients with financial problems.
To register for an information and fundraising pack call 0300 1000 200, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/tartan