Scottish garden centre goes gold

Cardwell Garden Centre have painted a traditional red telephone box gold in support of a young leukaemia sufferer who is trying to raise awareness of childhood cancers.

Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock is backing a local five-year-old, Nathan Mowat who is urging businesses and organisations to turn buildings, landmarks and objects gold coloured during September.
The Glow Gold September campaign aims to raise awareness of the disease, which is diagnosed in ten children in the UK every day and put the funding of drugs to treat childhood cancers in the spotlight.
Sadly, as many as a quarter of these children will die from cancer and many will be left with side effects from treatments that have hardly changed in the past 30 years.
Parents of child cancer victims set up the Glow Gold September campaign with backing and support of well-known charities including Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Fund and Clic Sargent.
Paul Carmichael, Cardwell’s retail general manager said: "Cancer is a terrible disease and it’s particularly heartbreaking when it strikes at a child.
"Nathan is a brave wee soul and is doing a great job letting everyone know about the Glow Gold September campaign.
"We’ve had the traditional red telephone box in the garden centre for several years now and there’s actually a working phone inside that gives visitors to Cardwell a direct link to our customer services desk.
"There aren’t many of these red phone boxes around these days, so it’s quite an attraction. 
"We thought the best way to get people’s attention to the Glow Gold September campaign would be to paint the red telephone box gold and position it at our main entrance."

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