Campbeltown company supports cancer charity

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THE CAMPBELTOWN branch of an agricultural, construction and ground-care machinery dealership is gearing up to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

As part of the Hamilton Ross Group (HRG), Hamilton Brothers will join forces with other machinery dealers Reekie Ltd and Ross of Lanark aiming to raise £10,000 in 2017 for the Beatson Cancer Charity (BCC).

The group will run a number of staff and customer initiatives from its various branches, including Campbeltown’s Hamilton Brothers depot, donating £1 for the sale of every petrol machine by German power tool manufacturer, Stihl, and giving all money raised by 5p carrier
bag charges to the charity.

BCC supports the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and the Lanarkshire Beatson, which together cover a catchment area of around 60 per cent of the Scottish population.

Each year the Beatson sees more than 8,000 new patients, delivers more than 20,000 courses of chemotherapy and 6,500 courses of radiotherapy.

Eric Gardiner, managing director of the HRG, said: ‘As a local business, we’re delighted to work with BCC, whose wonderful fundraising has helped thousands of west of Scotland cancer patients and their families deal with the disease with dignity.’