A YOUNG Glasgow woman is celebrating being one-year cancer free by becoming the face of the Beatson’s Christmas fundraising campaign.

Beth Clyde, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma just days before the UK went into a national lockdown last March, battled the disease alone as social distancing restrictions prevented her from having family and friends by her side.

Since completing her treatment last year, the zoology graduate has embarked on a walking challenge to raise cash for the nurses who were there for her during her darkest time.

However, the now 23-year-old hopes to encourage everyone to take part in the Beatson Bauble Appeal to raise cash for the charity.

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She said: “The Beatson, as a whole, is an amazing place – just like a home from home for me.

“I spent a lot of my 2020 there and I think that not only do the Beatson help people medically, but they support them emotionally.”

She added: “I’m just thankful that I had them there throughout the full process and I’ve still got them there afterwards so, I think that’s another major thing that even though I’m in remission I’m not forgotten about.

“They’ve got me, they’ve got my back. I’m really thankful.

“I’m going to hang my bauble this year because I’m one year clear and I’m going to celebrate it.”

Everyone who donates will receive two baubles in the post – one to hang on their own tree at home, and one to send back to be hung on the Beatson tree.

Kirsty Kelly, individual giving officer at Beatson, said: “The Beatson Bauble Appeal is a really special way to support people affected by cancer throughout the West of Scotland and beyond.

“It really is the true meaning of Christmas; giving a special gift to those in need, whilst getting your very own sentimental bauble that you can keep forever.

“We’ve made it super easy to get involved.

“Simply visit our website, make your donation, and we’ll post your special bauble to you.

“We’ll also include a second bauble, where you can write a special message of remembrance, hope, celebration, or thanks, and send it back to us using the freepost envelope provided. We will hang this on our Beatson tree.”

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Full campaign details are set to be unveiled later this week, however, those looking to get involved can visit the charity’s website for information.

Martin Cawley, CEO of Beatson, said: “Christmas is a time of year where families come together, and while we take a moment to remember those who are no longer with us, we want to raise as much money as we can to fund research and continue delivering the unique care and support offered at centres across the west of Scotland.

“We’re asking everyone who has been touched in some way by the Beatson to get involved.”