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Macmillan Cancer Support celebrates successes and gears up for first ever Glasgow Pride

Joseph McCormick July 17, 2014

For the first time, Macmillan Cancer Support will march in Glasgow Pride this weekend.

Representatives of the Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries, will celebrate successes, and gear up to march in the parade.

The joint initiative is run by Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Life. They work together to ensure that anybody affected by cancer can get support in their local community.

Claire Brown, Macmillan Programme Manager says “it was really important to us to be at Pride this year. Pride is always a wonderful celebration of LGBT culture but for us we know it’s the perfect time to reach out and engage with the community. We are working hard to make sure the Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries programme is as open and inclusive as possible and we are passionate about recruiting as diverse a volunteer team as possible.”

The 150-strong team of volunteers work in libraries across Glasgow, and have donated 10,000 hours to the programme since it began in September 2012.

Glasgow Pride takes place this Saturday 19 July, and Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries will be joined by complementary therapists who will offer free hand massages.

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