Time to Down Tools to Support Macmillan Coffee Mornings
David H Allan had the pleasure of supporting Macmillan Cancer Support with their World's Biggest Coffee Morning Fundraiser during our extension and refurbishment works at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care Centre in Glasgow.
Our Site Manager Tony Mitchell (pictured second from right) joined company with our client Laing O'Rourke and downed tools on our project to take a well deserved coffee break with Macmillan staff and some of our sub-contractors on The Beatson job to help raise awareness of 27 years of Macmillan Coffee Mornings which are held across the UK to raise much needed funds for people facing cancer.
George Allan, Managing Director of David H Allan said "Our company has always done its' best to support charities, in particular cancer charities such as Macmillan, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the St Andrews Hospice in Lanarkshire. We have attended many events over the years to help raise funds and it's good this time to see the team on site at The Beatson playing their part in helping to raise more awareness of the world's biggest coffee morning fundraiser for such a good cause. This story which featured in the Glasgow Evening Times also highlighted the huge benefits that this extension and refurbishment project will bring to The Beatson, especially the larger and much improved space which has been created to offer additional cancer support to patients and families. This was well worth a cuppa and cake to highlight all of this".
Following the completion of this £2.2 Million extensive Refurbishment and Extension of the Entrance and Entrance Areas at The Beatson, the new area provided hosts a range of support services for people with cancer and their families to spend time together. These facilities include a much larger Macmillan Information and Support Centre, a new dedicated family area for children and teenagers visiting family members, a refurbished Sanctuary area for relaxing in a peaceful and quiet environment and a landscaped garden. Both the cafe and waiting area have also been improved, making them more user-friendly and comfortable. The whole area uses more natural light, art and interior design to create a more relaxed and comfortable feel throughout.
Macmillan's Information and Support Centre, previously in a small alcove of The Beatson, was also expanded to an area where patients and carers can drop in for emotional support or to ask questions about cancer and its treatments in privacy. An area was also created for Macmillan Cancer Support’s specialist benefits advice team to help cancer patients and their families receive the financial support they are entitled to.
David H Allan are so pleased to have contributed to providing all of the above facilities, knowing the benefit that they will bring to patients and families.