MP highlights work of cancer charity CLAN

Deputy Co-ordinator Lily Cowie, Eilidh Whiteford MP and Angie Christie, Area Co-ordinator.
Deputy Co-ordinator Lily Cowie, Eilidh Whiteford MP and Angie Christie, Area Co-ordinator.

Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has thanked staff at a local cancer charity for their hard work, following a meeting recently.

Dr Whiteford met with area co-ordinator Angie Christie at the charity’s base at the Hot Spot in Peterhead, to discuss CLAN’s work locally and to meet with volunteers.

As well as maintaining comfortable hotel-style accommodation in Aberdeen for cancer patients who live a long distance from ARI and their families, the charity offers drop-in support services in Peterhead on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10am to 4pm, from its base in the town’s Kirk Street.

These include counselling, complementary therapies and advice on dealing with cancer and the effects of its treatment.

CLAN also runs services in Turriff (Fridays, 10am to 4pm), and Fraserburgh (Mondays, 10am to 4pm).

Angie said: ​​“We’re developing the service locally, and we welcome any help we can get from volunteers or fundraisers.”

Speaking after the meeting, Dr Whiteford said: ​​“It was great meeting with Angie and the staff at CLAN to find out what the charity does locally.

“The range of services on offer is huge, and represents an extremely valuable local resource for those living with cancer.”

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity for anyone of any age, affected by any type of cancer.

From first sign of symptoms onwards CLAN is there for you. Whether affected personally, as a carer, family member or close friend, its services are available to everyone free of charge.

From CLAN House in Aberdeen and its centres in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Peterhead and Stonehaven its services reach and support people across North East Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

For further information call the Freefone number on 0330 4402526.