James says let’s bake for Beatson

Telly chef James Morton with Beatson volunteer Caroline Finnie
Telly chef James Morton with Beatson volunteer Caroline Finnie

Telly chef James Morton is urging Cumbernauld and Kilsyth residents to get behind a massive baking effort for a key cancer resource.

The Beatson Cancer Charity will benefit from the effort, to be officially launched next month – just as work gets underway on a new Lanarkshire wing of the famous Glasgow hospital, which will benefit many local residents.

The bake-off is encouraging people of all ages to invite friends over for tea and homemade cake, hold a bake sale at school or run a bake off at work.

Every single bun, bap or biccy baked will help raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity and support people living with cancer.

James Morton, best known as star of the Great British Bake-off – and whose mum has undergone treatment at the Beatson – said: “As a medical student I am only too aware of the impact cancer has in Scotland, and this is amplified when someone close to you is diagnosed.”

He added: “It is then that you really appreciate the phenomenal care offered at the Beatson.

“We want as many people as possible to roll up their sleeves and get baking for the Beatson.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re in Mary Berry’s league or an absolute beginner, it’s about having fun and getting involved.”

The Beatson charity provides a range of patient and family support services and facilities including patient wellbeing and complementary therapy .

These are delivered at the cancer centre and through the Beatson’s unique and award winning wellbeing centre.

The charity also funds many specialist posts including specialist nursing.