George Horne links up with Cancer Card charity

Find out 10 things you need to know about Cancer Card

From left: CEO of Cancer Card Ian Pirrie, Founder of Cancer Card Jen Hardy, George Horne and Chair or Cancer Card Gwyneth Scholefield. Image: Malcolm Mackenzie
From left: CEO of Cancer Card Ian Pirrie, Founder of Cancer Card Jen Hardy, George Horne and Chair or Cancer Card Gwyneth Scholefield. Image: Malcolm Mackenzie

SCOTLAND and Glasgow Warriors scrum-half, George Horne, has become the first patron of Scottish charity, Cancer Card.

The charity strives to assist the NHS by supporting everyone who is affected by cancer, enabling them to directly access relevant information and services through its intuitive online support hub.

To visit the Cancer Card website, click HERE.


European round of 16 kick-off times confirmed

Six Nations: ‘I’m no Lionel Messi … he’s won a lot more trophies than me’ – says Finn Russell

Melrose Sevens guest list takes shape with Lions Rugby and OG 7s headed to the Greenyards


Ian Pirrie, CEO of Cancer Card, said: “This partnership highlights the significance of sports personalities driving positive change within their communities and marks a key milestone for Cancer Card, a charity dedicated to providing crucial assistance to those affected by cancer.”

Horne added: “In the UK, sadly one in two people will get some form of cancer during their lifetime. It’s a condition that many individuals and their families have to face.

“At Glasgow Warriors, we are committed to being a force for good for our supporters and our community and if I can help Cancer Card in the love, care and practical advice they give then I’ll be proud to do so,” he added.

Jen Hardy, founder of Cancer Card, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome George Horne as our first charity patron. His dedication to fostering positive change perfectly aligns with our mission to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. Together, we look forward to achieving new milestones and extending our reach across Scotland and the UK.”

10 things you need to know about Cancer Card –

  • Cancer Card, a registered charity (SC051187), offers a comprehensive and personalised support system for people facing all types of cancer.
  • Their online support hub serves as a one-stop-shop, initially covering Scotland and Northern Ireland, with plans for UK-wide expansion.
  • They prioritise personalised support through an independent status, connecting users with tailored resources based on individual needs.
  • Their support services directory links over 300 services, receiving positive feedback and witnessing continuous user growth.
  • Services include help with money, benefits, transport, complementary therapies to free gifts and experiences.
  • Cancer Card’s notable achievement is the creation of the Comfort Box, inspired by Scotland’s Baby Box, serving as a symbol of care and support for individuals diagnosed with cancer, providing warmth, resilience, and encouragement through thoughtfully selected items.
  • The charity’s Service Support Officers offer one-on-one assistance, and the upcoming Digital Helpline, in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, aims to provide inclusive digital support.
  • With a patient-centric approach and commitment to impartiality, Cancer Card stands out as a unique and impactful cancer support resource in the UK.
  • George Horne is the first patron of Cancer Card.
  • Visit: www.cancercard.org.uk

Six Nations: ‘I’m no Lionel Messi … he’s won a lot more trophies than me’ – says Finn Russell

About David Barnes 3821 Articles
David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

1 Comment

Comments are closed.