FG Burnett continue with their support of UCAN, choosing the north east’s urological cancer charity as their nominated charity for 2023. So far this year, the Aberdeen based commercial property company organised a number of fundraising events including a Quiz Night at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club and a Wimbledon themed bake sale. In addition, some of the FGB team took part in the Aberdeen Kiltwalk in June. The company was delighted to present Gayle Stephen of UCAN with a cheque for £3400.
UCAN has aimed to improve support for those affected by urological cancers, developing an array of services. Key among these services is a dedicated UCAN Cancer Care Centre co-located within the Urology ward 209 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and offering access to various information tools and materials, as well as advice from experienced urological cancer specialist nursing staff.
Other services include an online information site and a one-to-one peer support network matching newly diagnosed patients with ‘buddy-advisors’ who experienced a similar diagnosis. Another key activity of UCAN is raising awareness of the urological cancers through health promotion in the community as a way of encouraging early presentation when symptoms begin.
Richard Noble, Managing Director at FG Burnett commented: “UCAN plays a vital role supporting those affected by urological cancers and we had no hesitation in continuing to support them as our nominated charity of the year for 2023. I would like to thank the whole FGB team for all their fundraising efforts so far and look forward to continuing this throughout the rest of the year.”
Justine Royle, Chair of UCAN and Consultant Urological Surgeon said: “We are extremely grateful of the support of everyone at FG Burnett, all funds raised will be used locally to support patients and their families who have had a urological cancer diagnosis.”
For more information on UCAN visit: https://www.ucanaberdeen.com/