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Bill Kidd MSP wears it pink

Bill Kidd MSP has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

The theme of wear it pink this year is to ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24 October people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research.  

Bill says: “Every year in Scotland more than 4,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, more than 1,000 women die from this disease each year. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts to support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments. I hope you’ll all join me by wearing it pink on Friday 24 October and showing your support for breast cancer research.”

Wear it pink on Friday 24 October to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research. For more information or to register for wear it pink and receive your fundraising pack visit www.wearitpink.org.

 

•    Breast Cancer Campaign funds innovative breast cancer research, bringing together the brightest minds to share knowledge to produce better, quicker results to overcome and outlive breast cancer.

•    As of June 2014, Breast Cancer Campaign funds 90 research grants throughout the UK and Ireland, worth over £13 million. We currently fund 7 grants in Scotland worth £1,354,320.

•    Breast Cancer Campaign has launched the campaign ‘#spreadtheword to stop the spread’, to highlight that breast cancer is not a done deal. Visit breastcancercampaign/spreadtheword

•    Breast Cancer Campaign’s action plan Help us find the cures sets out 66 key actions Breast Cancer Campaign will take to address the gaps in breast cancer research to overcome and outlive breast cancer by 2050. breastcancercampaign.org/breast-cancer-research/help-us-find-the-cures

•    The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank, is a unique collaboration with four leading research institutions to create a vital resource of breast cancer tissue for researchers across the UK and Ireland. Visit breastcancertissuebank.org

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women. In the UK, around 50,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 138 a day. Visit breastcancercampaign.org or follow us at twitter.com/bccampaign

Black History Month

October is Black History Month, and Bill would like to encourage all constituents to get involved in the many events planned across Glasgow. These are wide ranging and includes talks, comedy, walking tours, quiz nights and much more!


A full programme and more information is available on the CRER website: http://www.crer.org.uk/black-history-month-2014

Vote for Temple/Shafton Youth Project!

Temple/Shafton Youth Project has been shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund, and local MSP Bill Kidd would like to encourage all local people to vote for them to secure the top funding award.

£3,000 is on offer to the community group that secures most votes from its local community. Three further grants of £2,000, £1,000 and £500 are available to the other three community groups shortlisted. Temple/Shafton Youth Project intend to use the money to purchase a defibrillator, as it has recently can to light that there are two young people in the project who may need one at any time.

The vote is now open and runs until 10 October 2014. The easiest way to vote is online at www.bankofscotland.co.uk/communityfund.

Voting is open to all our supporters, users, colleagues and the wider public.  A voter does not need to be a Bank of Scotland customer to take part.  

Bill Kidd MSP comments on Shipbuilding

Comments by BAE Systems Chairman Sir Roger Carr have been welcomed today as he warned of how undesirable it would be for a Westminster Government to choose not to build Royal Navy ships in Scotland.

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Donald Dewar Summer Holiday Activity Programme

Donald Dewar leisure centre has many exciting activities on for all children in Glasgow Anniesland and the rest oft he city. There will be badminton, basketball, gymnatsitcs, football, swimming lessons, tennis, trampoline sessions and many more fun and exciting activities.

For more information contact 0800 027 0470 or visit the Glasgow Life website here.

See the flyer below for information on the extra fun days hosted Donald Dewar in Drumchapel.

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Bill Kidd MSP

Welcome

Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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