CLAN Cancer Support seeks new volunteers

A north-east cancer support charity was on the hunt for volunteers in the Peterhead area last week.

CLAN Cancer Support appealed to potential volunteers to attend an informal drop-in session on Thursday in the town’s Hot Spot building located on Kirk Street.

The session, hosted by the charity’s volunteer co-ordinator Jane Adams and Aberdeenshire area co-ordinator Ruth Cantrill, gave potential volunteers the chance to find out more about what opportunities are available and provided information on how people can get involved with CLAN.

Jane Adams explained: “CLAN currently has more than 360 volunteers across the north-east of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland, giving in excess of 40,000 hours of help per year and with the centre in Peterhead going from strength to strength, it’s imperative that we increase the pool of volunteers that we currently have in this area.

“We were specifically looking for support volunteers to help in the centre on Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as volunteers to help with a wide variety of fundraising events that will take place across the area.

“Our volunteers are invaluable to the success of the charity and I urge anyone who is considering giving up some of their spare time, to come forward and help CLAN continue to provide a range of free services to anyone affected by cancer.”

For more information on the centre and the support services, or to volunteer, contact Ruth Cantrill on 07720737500 or email