Lanark charity ball raises...

Lanark charity ball raises £5,000 in fight against cancer

Lanark charity ball raises £5,000 in fight against cancer


A team of fundraisers led by former Scotland and Celtic goalkeeper Rab Douglas have added an outstanding £5,000 to the total raised for the Beatson Cancer Charity on behalf of their late friend Gordon Cowan.


The charity ball took place on Saturday September 2nd in Lawrie & Symington’s Lanark mart. It was attended by more than 300 guests and saw an evening of entertainment, dinner, and dancing.


Rab said: “Saturday’s charity fundraiser was a big success and I would like to pass on my thanks to all those that attended. The money raised in memory of Gordon, both during the ball and over the last 11 years, means a lot to us all and is a fitting legacy.”


The Beatson Cancer charity raises vital funds for patients and families affected by cancer in Scotland. The evening added to the total figure raised by Rab and friends in memory of Gordon which now totals more than £158,000.


Hamish McCall, managing director of Lawrie & Symington said: “We are very happy to support this great cause in any way we can. Saturday’s ball was a big success and has added a healthy amount to an already impressive total raised on behalf of the charity.”


Joyce Ross, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Beatson Cancer Charity said: “We have received the most incredible support from Robert Douglas and his friends over the years. Their hard work and determination to beat cancer, in memory of Gordon Cowan, means they have raised an incredible £158,412.00. The impact this has had on the lives of cancer patients and their families is nothing short of remarkable.”