Glasgow cancer charity launches Burns lookalike competition

GLASGOW cancer charity bosses are on the hunt for Rabbie lookalikes ahead of their Burns Night fundraiser this Friday.

Still Game star Gavin Mitchell and his dog Bob got into the spirit of things for the Beatson, which is inviting supporters around the world to take part in a virtual celebration.

Gavin joked: “Wee sleekit, coorin’ timorous cancer, we’re gonnae beat ye … ya chancer…

“If you know someone who looks like Robert Burns, we want to hear from you.

“Just post your pic on social media using #BeatsonBard and tag Beatson Cancer Charity.”

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He added: “Bob the Dog and I are looking forward to a special night of verse, music, fun and frolics while sharing our haggis, neeps and tatties – and a wee dram, for Bob, of course…”

Glasgow Times: Scottish actor Gavin Mitchell and his dog Bob get into character wearing Beatson Cancer Charity Tartan scarves for the charity’s The Bard and his Belles event.Scottish actor Gavin Mitchell and his dog Bob get into character wearing Beatson Cancer Charity Tartan scarves for the charity’s The Bard and his Belles event.

The Beatson Cancer Charity’s annual Burns Supper is a popular event.

In the light of restrictions imposed thanks to the coronavirus crisis, this year’s party will take place online instead.

The Bard and his Belles Virtual Burns Supper takes place on Friday 22 January at 7.30pm.

Hosted by broadcaster Alison Walker, with special guests comedian Karen Dunbar, sports presenter Hazel Irvine and respected Burns speaker Eric Davidson, it will also include entertainment from Celtic rockers the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The charity is hoping supporters will participate in an online auction on the night, which has a range of Scottish-themed luxury prizes up for grabs.

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There will also be a quiz from lockdown quiz master Andy Dunlop of The Stayin’ Inn.

Tickets for The Bard and His Belles cost £30 per household, visit the Beatson Cancer Charity’s website for more information.

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