Eilidh Child backs Scottish cancer charity

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COMMONWEALTH Games medallist Eilidh Child said she is “extremely proud” to have been appointed a cancer charity ambassador.

The 400m hurdles star announced her support for the Beatson Cancer Charity on a visit to Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow, where she met patients and staff today.

Eilidh Child: Charity backing. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Eilidh Child: Charity backing. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The Beatson is the UK’s busiest cancer care centre and sees more than 8,000 new patients every year.

Child, 27, from Perth, represented Britain at London 2012 and took silver at Glasgow 2014. She celebrated gold at the European Championships in the summer.

She said: “I am extremely proud to be one of the charity’s first ambassadors.

“I have been really inspired meeting some of the cancer nurses funded by the charity, not to mention the positive attitude of patients and families affected by this dreadful disease.

“I want to do as much as I can to boost fundraising.”

Head of fundraising Charlene Elliott said: “It’s fantastic to have a much-loved Scottish Olympian and European champion on board as one of our first ambassadors.

“We are grateful that Eilidh has chosen to give her time to help us raise the profile of the charity and support our fundraising activities.”

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