Businesses rally for charity event

A charity gala dinner supported by a number of Lanarkshire businesses – including CMS Window Systems, CVD Fire Protection, Ingen Technical Services and the Dalziel Park Hotel – has helped to raise £30,000 for the Lanarkshire Beatson.

The money raised at the event, in memory of Lanarkshire businessman Owen Barrett, will make a difference to many lives affected by cancer in Lanarkshire.

The Lanarkshire Business Community Charity Gala Dinner saw members of local businesses come together to bid on prizes including original artwork by a number of leading Scottish contemporary artists as well as various holiday packages and ‘money-can’t-buy’ event tickets, in a live auction conducted by comedian and presenter Des Clarke.

The money raised through the event will provide funds for the £22 million Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre at Monklands General Hospital in Airdrie which operates as a satellite of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. The Lanarkshire Beatson delivers cancer treatment in the heart of Lanarkshire alongside wellbeing and support services to the thousands of people affected by cancer in the Lanarkshire community.

As a business with its HQ located in Lanarkshire, CMS Window Systems is a keen fundraiser for the Lanarkshire Beatson and many of its staff have a connection with the facility. And one of its key supply chain partners, Saint-Gobain, was the main sponsor for the evening.

Andy Kerr, chief executive officer of CMS Window System, said: “We’re delighted to have been involved in the Lanarkshire Business Community Charity Gala Dinner and to be able to play a part in ensuring the Lanarkshire Beatson can continue its tremendous work supporting cancer patients and their families throughout Lanarkshire.”