Academy kids proudly show they’re yellow

Bellshill Academy has been supporting Beatson Cancer Charity’s ‘Wear it Yellow’ campaign to show support for the new Lanarkshire Beatson.

The school turned yellow on Thursday as pupils and teachers dressed up to help raise £473 for people with cancer and their families in Lanarkshire.

With cancer being one of the greatest health problems facing Scotland today, the ‘Wear It Yellow’ appeal encourages local schools to get involved and learn more about the disease and radiotherapy.

Lanarkshire Beatson will be a new £22 million Satellite Radiotherapy Treatment Centre, based at Monklands General Hospital, equipped with the most advanced technology and equipment.

The charity will also expand current services in order to make treatment more comfortable for patients.

Head of fundraising Charlene Elliott said: “The charity offers incredible services to help support people with cancer and the challenging time for their loved ones.

“It is fantastic we are in a position to be able to provide these services locally in Lanarkshire while improving the experience for patients and their loved ones.

“Our ‘Wear It Yellow’ campaign is a fun way to encourage local schools to get involved and feel part of our new Lanarkshire Beatson.

“Whether it is wearing yellow onesies, applying yellow face paint or baking yummy yellow treats, there are lots of ways schools can get involved to help give a massive boost for the new radiotherapy treatment centre.

“We hope that the pupils and teachers of Bellshill Academy had a tremendous time wearing it yellow.”