Peter Pan stars back charity’s bid to help more cancer patients

PETER Pan star Jenny Douglas, currently topping the bill in the fairytale classic at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow, are backing Cancer Support Scotland’s aim of helping even more patients next year.
Jenny who plays Tiger Lily in the JM Barrie classic, praised the charity for being able to meet continually rising demand after the number of requests for its free complementary therapies trebled over the last year.

Jenny said: “One of Barrie’s most famous quotes is ‘those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves’ and that is one of the things that people who have been through cancer and who use Cancer Support Scotland’s services and facilities understand better than most.” She added: “The complementary services provided by Cancer Support Scotland, all of which are free, are a fantastic help to people at a traumatic time in their lives and when they have the additional burden of having other costs to meet.”

Colin Graham, chief executive of Cancer Support Scotland, welcomed Jenny and Scott’s support.He said: “JM Barrie attended Glasgow Academy for three years starting when he was eight years old – just the age when young people would really enjoy watching Peter Pan and Jenny’s magical performances. ”He added: “All our services are free and the demand for them is rising all the time and, since we get no government support, we depend on the generosity of the public to provide them.”

Jenny, who featured in the BBC television show Over the Rainbow and toured with the theatre production of We Will Rock You, stars with Scott Fletcher and Alex Bourne (Captain Hook), Greg McHugh (Smee) and Joanne McGuinness (Wendy) in Peter Pan at the King’s Theatre until January 9.

More details about the complementary therapies offered by Cancer Support Scotland are available at or call free on 0800 652 4531.


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