Cancer centre plan a winner
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.