Strictly Come Dancing star Susan Calman has urged people to donate to Scotland’s leading one-to-one counselling charity.
The surprise performer on the hit BBC show made a call to support Cancer Support Scotland ahead of ‘Giving Tuesday’ (November 28)
Susan, whose father Professor Sir Kenneth Calman founded the West End-based charity, made it all the way to the show’s quarter-finals.
It was only at the weekend that her dream ended when she and her dance partner Kevin Clifton lost in the ‘dance-off’.
The charity said Susan’s donation call was “a perfect reminder that it was good to give”.
Coming on the back of consumer-driven events Black Friday and Manic Monday, the Gartnavel-based charity said people could balance their spending by donating to a cause which would help others, particularly in the run-up to the festive season.
Susan said: “#GivingTuesday is a very easy way to donate to Cancer Support Scotland in the run up to Christmas.
“Unfortunately, cancer does not stop for Christmas and by making a donation you will be helping Cancer Support Scotland provide complementary therapies and counselling to cancer patients, their family and carers at a very difficult point in their lives.”
‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE’
The comedian, actress and writer added: “Making a donation to Cancer Support Scotland, no matter how big or small, will make a difference to the lives of cancer patients, their family and carers at a time when they need Cancer Support Scotland’s help the most #GivingTusesday.”
Last year #GivingTuesday broke a Guinness world record for the most online donations in 24 hours as people throughout the world contributed £36.4million. In the UK alone, the figure was £4.3m.
Cancer Support Scotland chief executive Colin Graham said: “Donating to Cancer Support Scotland through this initiative is an ideal antidote to the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
“It’s a perfect reminder that it’s good to give and anyone donating will know that their money is going to help support people going through the trauma of cancer.”