A NEW menopause service supporting cancer patients in Glasgow will benefit from a £28,000 grant from a city charity.

The White Lily Fund raised more than £85,000 for the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and other sites across Greater Glasgow and Clyde at a recent ball.

The menopause support programme, designed by clinical psychologist Dr Melanie Smith, has been shown to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life.

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The White Lily Fund was founded in 1994 by Angela Bruno, from Bearsden, following the care and treatment she received when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The charity has since raised more than £1 million to fund research and equipment for all types of cancer in the west of Scotland.

Angela said: “At The White Lily Fund, we support Beatson Cancer Charity as it is the main place for all the west of Scotland patients to get their treatment. 

“The fact the majority of our supporters come from Glasgow, it really resonates that their support and donations are going to a specialised hospital in the city.

“We are truly delighted to be able to help fund this very new and important menopause service with the 2022 fundraising activity.”

Dr Abdulla Alhasso, consultant clinical oncologist at the Beatson, said: “Once again, The White Lily Fund steps in to support another great project that will have a major positive impact on a large number of breast and prostate cancer patients across the west of Scotland. 

“The menopause service will be a major step forward to improve on quality of life for thousands of patients and help reduce the side effect of important and life prolonging treatments. Thank you for your continued support.”