Dinner hails Jardine’s cancer battle

Dinner to be held for Sandy Jardine.Picture: Robert Perry
Dinner to be held for Sandy Jardine.Picture: Robert Perry
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A TRIBUTE dinner will be held this month for Edinburgh football legend Sandy Jardine who has beaten cancer.

Supporters, players and friends will attend the sold-out event – with much of the proceeds going to the city’s Maggies Centre, who helped him battle the disease.

The former Rangers star said his life was turned upside down when he was found to have cancer of the throat and liver.

It is almost a year since the 64-year-old was diagnosed by chance after he went to Rangers team doctor Paul Jackson complaining of a sore throat.

Following surgery, where 80 per cent of his liver was removed, he spent almost two weeks in intensive care before undergoing intensive radiotherapy.

He has praised the role the Maggies Centre had in helping him overcome various hurdles on his battle back to fitness.