Can­cer cen­tre plan a win­ner

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

WHAT bet­ter way to give a va­cant build­ing a new lease of life than to cre­ate a can­cer cen­tre at the heart of one of Dundee’s most un­der-priv­i­leged com­mu­ni­ties?

Lead­ing char­ity Macmil­lian wants to pro­vide the new fa­cil­ity in the dis­used cafe area at the Ardler Com­plex (see page 11).

And, given it is pre­pared to in­vest al­most £177,000 in the project, it does not seem un­rea­son­able for it to ask the city coun­cil to waive the rent on the premises for three years.

Very few peo­ple will go through life with­out be­ing touched by can­cer in some way, whether that be a per­sonal bat­tle with the dis­ease or los­ing a friend, rel­a­tive or loved one.

It is pre­dicted that within lit­tle over a decade, there will be about 8,400 peo­ple in Dundee liv­ing with or be­yond this most hor­ri­ble of ill­nesses.

The chance to give many of them help, ad­vice and sup­port from a fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tion, on their own doorstep, seems like far too good an op­por­tu­nity to miss.

Hope­fully, city coun­cil­lors will agree.

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