Cancer Support Scotland

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Glasgow, G12 0ZE

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About Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland is here to provide emotional and practical support on a one-to-one basis and through community-based groups to anyone affected by cancer, including family, friends and carers.

Founded by Sir Kenneth Calman in 1980, Cancer Support Scotland is a Scottish Charity dedicated to supporting people affected by cancer.

Cancer Support Scotland is based at the Calman Centre in the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow, and also has support groups throughout west central Scotland.

Cancer Support Scotland, formerly known as Tak Tent, is helping an increasing number of people deal with cancer.

In the last year we have been able to offer more than 4,500 appointments and demand for our services is rising.

All our services are free of charge and we rely on donations and legacies to fund our work supporting people at this critical time.

Tak Tent

Cancer Support Scotland was originally named “Tak Tent” – an old Scots phrase meaning “take care”. Tak Tent was set up to meet the needs of patients and their families within an informal setting and to learn from their experience of living with cancer.

The name was changed to Cancer Support Scotland in 2011 in order to make more clear what the charity does and reach more people without the confusion that “Tak Tent” brings. You’ll still find remnants of the Tak Tent legacy around our centre and in publications.

We rely on the generosity of our supporters to fund the essential work that we do.

In order to sustain our services, have to continually raise money through legacies and fundraising. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who supports us. It costs over £25,000 per month to provide our services to anyone affected by cancer - your donation, large or small, can help to make a real difference to their lives.

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