Cancer survivor asks folk to “gift and give”

The Cancer research UK gift card was launched on Monday. In the Broughty Ferry store cancer survivor Jim Scott and his grandson Derryn Robb were the guys to bring the card launch on line.

The Cancer research UK gift card was launched on Monday. In the Broughty Ferry store cancer survivor Jim Scott and his grandson Derryn Robb were the guys to bring the card launch on line.

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A BROUGHTY Ferry charity shop launched their very own give and gift cards just in time for Christmas.

Cancer survivor Jim Scott and his grandson Derryn Robb launched the new cards at the Cancer Research UK shop in the town.

The Cancer Research UK give and gift card is a donation that will help save lives with the option for the recipient to choose the type of research they most want to support.

There are nine areas to choose from – including research into breast, brain, lung and pancreatic cancers – allowing people to support the one closest to their hearts.

Jim said: “We are really excited about helping to launch the new Cancer Research UK give and gift card.

“It’s a great Christmas present idea, especially for people whose lives have been touched by cancer, like us.”

Although Jim felt fine and well when a home screening kit came through his letter box in 2007, he thought he had better take the test and send it back.

He believes the decision saved his life as the test showed he had bowel cancer that would require swift action.

Jim (65) said: “Without the screening and the treatment I then received, I would not be here to tell my story or spend time with my family.

“I know the work of Cancer Research UK scientists is at the heart of that treatment and they are only able to continue to make progress thanks to the generosity of the public.

“Derryn and I want to encourage people to buy the new give and gift card this Christmas. It’s a brilliant way to show you care.”