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ALADDIN Star Back Cancer Support Scotland

ALADDIN stars Jenny Douglas and Kieran Brown, 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.

Kieran, in the title role, and Jenny who plays Princess Jasmine, praised the wide range of complementary therapies provided free by the charity.

Using the theme of the three wishes granted to Aladdin by the magical genie, they said they would like to wish: *a healthy future for people dealing with cancer *more investment in the care of cancer patients *more people to take up cancer screening when the opportunity arises

Speaking between performances, Kieran said: "The complementary services which Cancer Support Scotland provides, 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. Having lost my nana to cancer, I know how vital this support is."

Jenny added: "The fact that the charity has trebled the number of people it has been able to help last year is amazing and shows what a fantastic job everyone is doing. I'm delighted to be supporting a charity which is very close to my heart."

Colin Graham, chief executive of Cancer Support Scotland, welcomed Jenny and Kieran's support.

Continuing the Aladdin theme, he said: "If I had even only one wish, it would be that more members of the public and businesses would help us through donations or fund-raising and I'd like to appeal to them to lend us their support.

"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."

Kieran, who was nominated in this year's West End Awards and Jenny, a runner-up in the BBC television show Over the Rainbow, star with Karen Dunbar (Slave of the Ring), Des Clarke (Wishee Washee), Gordon Cooper (Widow Twankey) and Gavin Mitchell (Abanazar) in Aladdin at the King's Theatre until Sunday 12 January.

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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