Scottish Charity Awards: Macmillan and Glasgow Life are the Perfect Partnership


​Unprecidented joint approach ensures support for every Glasgwegian with a cancer diagnosis

9th June 2016 by Robert Armour 1 Comment

Two organisations which joined to make Glasgow one of the best places to live with cancer in the UK have been rewarded for their efforts.

Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Life lifted the prestigious Perfect Partnership gong at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards and dedicated it to the tireless work of staff in both organisations.

Macmillan worked with Glasgow Life to establish cancer information and support drop-in services in Glasgow’s libraries and contact every single person in the city who receives a cancer diagnosis. The patnerships is the largest programme of its kind for the UK-wide cancer charity, which is now using the experience as the catalyst for similar projects across the UK.

We couldn't have achieved all that we have without such supportive partnerships - Janice Preston

Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Janice Preston, from Macmillan Services Scotland, said: "We would like to say how delighted we are to win such a prestigious award. Macmillan Cancer Support, Glasgow Life and Glashow City Council staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone in Glasgow.

“We couldn't have achieved all that we have without such supportive partnerships with clear visions on the outcomes. Putting the people affected by cancer at the heart of all our service delivery."

Shulah Allan, Convener of Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), which organises the awards, added: “I’m in awe of all the finalists and winners.

"Thanks to their efforts, more people in Scotland are receiving the support they need when they need it and we’re all more aware of important issues, and causes, which affect vulnerable people, and us all.”

15th June 2016 by Madaline Alexander

It's great being part of this partnership . Cancer support Scotland provides the counselling and complementary therapies in the libraries for this project. It's wonderful that charities can come together and provide the best possible support for people affected by cancer.