Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 08:09 GMT on Monday, 6th August 2012.
 
Clyde continue to support mouth cancer awareness campaign


CUMBERNAULD’S Clyde Football Club have announced it will be continuing to offer its support to a national awareness campaign.

Through the club’s website, a club spokesperson said that the club was “pleased to offer its continued support” to Mouth Cancer Action, which is an awareness campaign by the British Dental Health Foundation.

Dr David MacPherson, Clyde’s director dentist, and owner of Whitemoss Dental Practice, first approached the Foundation with the idea of The Bully Wee supporting the campaign in May 2011.

It was agreed to feature the blue logo used by the Foundation on the club's home kit throughout the season, with a supporting feature in the club programme during November.

Chief Executive of the Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE said: “It was a great honour to have Clyde Football Club sponsoring Mouth Cancer Action throughout 2011 and also throughout the 2012 campaign. Having the backing of such an organisation can spread awareness of mouth cancer to thousands of people at once is invaluable exposure, particularly in Scotland.

Dr Carter OBE added: “It's well documented that Scots suffer worst with mouth cancer than any other part of the UK, so it is fantastic to see such a positive step in raising awareness of the disease. Having Clyde FC's support got the message out there. We are working with a number of organisations in Scotland to continue spreading the Foundation’s message during 2012, and I would like to thank Dr MacPherson for making this possible.”