The Outlander star was announced as Scotland President of Bloodwise at a reception held at the iconic Lighthouse in Glasgow on Wednesday 16 November.
Sam, who was joined during the evening by blood cancer patients, researchers and fundraisers said: “It is a great honour to be given this title and to have met the extended Bloodwise family and individuals who have contributed to research and helped to fundraise. They are making a remarkable difference.
“I hope to honour all those affected by blood cancer and continue the fight against this disease.”
Sam, 36, who plays Jamie Fraser in the hit TV series Outlander, has been a staunch supporter of the charity since 2011, most recently spearheading fundraising and fitness campaign ‘My Peak Challenge’. The initiative galvanised Sam’s supporters to raise £225,000 to help fund a clinical trial that is testing treatment for one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.
It is hoped that Sam’s role at the charity will continue to raise awareness of blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Yvonne Dickson, Head of Regional Fundraising, presented a hand engraved Scottish Quaich to Sam to celebrate the occasion. She said: “Sam has been an incredibly loyal supporter of Bloodwise for a number of years. He has not only rallied his fans and supporters to help raise money for the charity, but his global profile has increased awareness of blood cancer and the work we do to improve the lives of patients.
“We are absolutely delighted that he has become our Scottish President and are excited to see what the future holds.”
The charity has a strong presence in Scotland, with over £6million currently invested in blood cancer research projects at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities.
Sam and Caitriona were in attendance today at the 2016 BAFTA Scotland Awards. Both were nominated in their respected categories of best actor and best actress for their work in Outlander. Unfortunately Sam did not win in his category but Caitriona did!
I’ve added a few photos of the two at the event as well as screencaps from the awards of them presenting and of Sam during Caitriona’s acceptance speech. To see what Caitriona had to say about Sam during her speech be sure to visit our Facebook page as I have added the video there!
Sam attended the Star Trek Beyond New York Premiere today. He said on twitter that he was a fan of the franchise growing up. Big thanks to my friend Carol, AliKat, and FFA for some of these! I’ve also added new additions to Sam’s appearance at the Piaget Polo S Launch Event earlier in the week. Enjoy!
I’ve finished getting the gallery up to date. Phew. I’ve added over 1,500 photos to the site including Outlander screencaps & behind the scenes photos, Photo Sessions, Appearances, Interviews, Theater Stills, TV Series Stills, and more to new and existing albums. That’s not counting all the many MQ photos I replaced with HQ photos. You can use the following links to see Last Updated Images and Last Updated Albums. Check out some image previews below as there are too many albums to list. Big thanks to Alikat, Lora, Mouza for scans.
I’ve added a bunch of new Sam photos to the gallery including his recent appearance and stills for this week’s Outlander. I’m slowly catching up with his old interviews so I will be adding them to the gallery without really posting here because they are old. Enjoy.