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Clyde FC Visit Think Pink Scotland Laboratory

On Monday, Clyde Manager Barry Ferguson and Directors Bobby Gracey and John Taylor toured the Think Pink Scotland laboratory in the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre in Glasgow.

The Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, located at the University of Glasgow’s Garscube Estate, was officially opened on 1 May 2014. This cutting-edge research Centre supports existing research and care facilities throughout Glasgow and helps to translate basic science into life-changing treatments for cancer patients.

Think Pink Scotland are Clyde FC’s charity partner for season 2014-15. This relationship has seen Clyde FC first team wear a pink ‘Think Pink Scotland’ strip with 20% of all sales of the pink strip donated to Think Pink Scotland.

The Clyde FC team met Dr Iain Macpherson, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology, to find out more about his research work and to hear about how donations from Clyde FC are having an impact on breast cancer research.

Dr Macpherson said: “By donating to Think Pink Scotland, Clyde FC supporters are helping to accelerate the process of understanding breast cancer, which will help us to develop more effective treatments for patients in the future.”

Following the visit, Bobby Gracey said: “It is great to see first hand the outstanding work delivered by Dr Macpherson and his team at The Wolfs Wohl Cancer Research Centre.

“Our visit really brings to life how important this research work is and Clyde Football Club is delighted to be able to play our part via our relationship with Think Pink Scotland.

“We now look forward to hosting a Think Pink Charity day at a home game this season to raise further funds and awareness about such an important issue affecting so many families in Scotland and our surrounding local communities.”

Lynn Murray, Think Pink Scotland Founder, said: “I’m delighted that Clyde FC could visit the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre to hear about the difference their donations are making. Support from Clyde FC is also helping to raise awareness of breast cancer research in Glasgow. 

“All donations help to maximise the potential for ground-breaking cancer research discoveries within the University of Glasgow’s research labs by funding world class scientists, purchasing state-of-the-art of equipment and funding pioneering cancer research. On behalf of Think Pink Scotland, we are really pleased to have their support.”