MORE than 300 of Glasgow’s business people attended a dinner that raised £80,000 for cancer.

The proceeds from the Business Beats Cancer dinner on Thursday night will help fund Cancer Research UK’s scientists, with all the money going to the Beatson Institute in Bearsden in Glasgow.

The fundraising dinner, now in its third year, was set up by Rowan Main, corporate and community fundraising manager at Cancer Research UK, who worked closely with Business Beats Cancer chair, Joanne Casey of Mactaggart and Mickel Homes.

There are plans to launch similar events in Edinburgh, London, Southampton and Bristol.

Speakers at the event included Dame Katherine Grainger, former Scottish rugby captain Andy Nicol and Dr Seth Coffelt from the Beatson Institute.

Joanne Casey of Business Beats Cancer, said: “I was 22 when my father aged 49 and brother aged 18 lost their battle with cancer within two weeks of one another, so this charity is very close to my heart. Unfortunately, I am not alone and many of our lives are still hugely affected by this terrible disease.”