A GLASGOW family is supporting the Beatson Bauble appeal to thank the care team who "removed the dark cloud" from their cancer experience.

Norrie Clucas was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, which later spread to his bones in 2015.

In 2017 his daughters Pauline, Caroline and Karen and his wife Catherine, were told the cancer was terminal.

Pauline said: "We never expected this would happen to our dad, I don’t think anybody ever does.

"Some may say that we were unlucky, which we were, but we honestly felt so fortunate that dad was getting such an outstanding level of care and support at The Beatson."

Pauline said that despite his diagnosis, Norrie never gave up hope.

She said: "The staff and nurses at The Beatson truly removed the dark cloud and made our journey manageable."

Norrie spent a lot of time at Beatson Cancer Charity’s Wellbeing Centre, which is a quiet and relaxing space in The Beatson where patients can spend time away from a ward environment.

Pauline said: “We would often turn up at The Beatson to find dad in the Wellbeing Centre being pampered.

"It was so nice to see the man, who was always so busy, getting his nails cut or his hair cut, while having a cup of tea.

"It was nice to spend time with Dad in a non-clinical space, it put us all at ease.

“We would look out of the panoramic windows across Glasgow and Dad would show us where he played football as a child, while telling us stories about the buildings he could see.

"And he would often shuffle us out 15 minutes early so that he could get the best seat in the cinema room to watch the football."

To hang a Beatson Bauble, donate to the Bauble appeal or find out more, see www.beatsoncancercharity.org/beatson-bauble-appeal or call 0141 212 0505.