Every year, bearsden fiddlers select a Charity for the season, and some of the money raised from concerts and other events goes towards supporting it. This year, our chosen charity is the Beatson Cancer Charity. At our AGM at the end of each season, we present a cheque to our chosen charity.

Last season, we gave £3,000 to the Lodging House Mission.





Beatson Cancer Charity is determined to beat cancer and is  committed to securing significant funding to support and enhance  the treatment, care and WELL BEING of current, former and future  cancer patients and their families.


There are three main functions of the charity:


fundraising and communications

Many current and former patients and their families, friends  and colleagues see their involvement in our fundraising and  communications activity as part of their cancer journey and our team  plays a key role in supporting them with this.


patient and family support

The charity provides a comprehensive range of wellbeing, specialist  and complementary therapy services delivered by charity staff and  volunteers through the unique and award-winning Wellbeing Centre  and throughout The Beatson Cancer Centre and related facilities  across the west of Scotland. We rely on fundraising activity to  generate the income to fund all of our charitable activity.



The charity provides funding to various individuals and institutions  involved in the care and investigation of cancer, including the NHS,  in line with the charity’s funding policy in the furtherance of its  objectives. The key areas of funding are specialist staff resources,  innovative service developments, enhanced medical equipment,  research projects and staff development.