Support Cancer Research in Glasgow

Beatson Pebble Appeal


The Beatson Pebble Appeal - Pioneering Cancer Research

‌The Beatson On 1 May 2014 the Beatson Pebble Appeal marked an important milestone. Following the success of the £10 million campaign to build a new world-class cancer research facility, the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre at the University of Glasgow’s Garscube Estate was officially opened by Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK.

Since the Centre was completed, researchers and clinicians from the University of Glasgow have been joined by colleagues from across the world. Together they form an international team of experts who are pioneering a new phase of translational cancer research in Glasgow. The Beatson Pebble Appeal now supports the on-going work of the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cancer Sciences, by providing the most up-to-date facilities and equipment and by continuing to attract the best scientists from around the world.

By bringing the funds, facilities and people together, we can ensure that Glasgow will continue to be the home of ground-breaking developments in the understanding and treatment of cancer. With the continued generosity and commitment of our supporters, The Beatson Pebble Appeal will continue to have a transformative impact on the future of cancer research.

Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre

Support the Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre

Paul O'GormanThe Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre is part of the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cancer Sciences. The Centre was officially opened on the 22nd of May 2008 by Dr Richard Rockefeller. It was built after a fundraising drive by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR), which saw more than £2.6million raised in six years, through the commitment and generosity of more than 1800 donors and supporters. The facility is state of the art and incorporates the latest research technologies required to perform basic, translational and clinical research. The Centre also benefits from close interactions with the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and clinical departments of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

The major focus of the Centre is the haemopoietic stem cell which is weakened to cause many different forms of leukaemia. Our aim is to perform basic research to identify novel therapeutic targets for leukaemia and translate our laboratory findings into new effective medicines for patients.

For more information on any aspect of the campaign contact Catherine Mcgrory at or call + 44 (0) 141 330 8007

Professor Mhairi Copland, Director of the Centre

Mhairi Copland

Prof Mhairi Copland

The key benefits of this centre derive from the proximity of clinical and laboratory disciplines with all components incorporated into a single site.  Integration of the NHS and Blood Transfusion Centre offer improved access to blood and bone marrow samples from normal donors and from patients with the full range of blood cancers.  The centre is state of the art incorporating the latest research technologies and attracts international leaders in leukaemia research who translate laboratory finding into new medicines for patients.

Friends of The Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre

In 2009 a committee made up of patients, volunteers and donors was established to raise awareness about the centre and to generate funds.  The committee organises a broad selection of events through out the course of the year.  If you would like to hear more about these events or to join the committee, please contact Catherine Mcgrory at or call + 44 (0) 141 330 8007

The Scholarships Fund

Education makes a huge difference to people’s lives. A scholarship is a gift with great impact that will resonate into the future and for many of our supporters the ability to help individuals to achieve their potential is a very rewarding experience.

What do scholarships do?

Raise the aspirations and unlock the potential of talented young people from any background, from anywhere in the world.
Attract talented students who then go on to contribute to Scotland’s world-wide success, enhance the productivity of the Scottish and UK economies and increase Scotland’s cultural diversity.
Give students the opportunity to advance knowledge and technology for the improvement of life for everyone.
Build on the great tradition of philanthropy which over hundreds of years has helped Glasgow make an impression on the world.

What types of Scholarship can I support?

The University has several different types of Scholarship for you to support.