CLAN to say thank you for long service

A north-east cancersupport charity is to say thank-you to those who have been involved with the charity for the last 30 years.

Special commemorative events will be held by CLAN in Aberdeen, Kirkwall and Shetland.

CLAN Cancer Support is inviting former employees, therapists, counsellors and volunteers to a thank you event over the first weekend of October to help celebrate the charity’s 30th anniversary.

The events will give attendees the chance to look back on how the charity has grown since 1983, with a number of photographs and videos charting CLAN’s history on display.

Chief executive Debbie Thomson said: “When CLAN began in 1983, the charity was supported by a small group of volunteers as it looked to initially establish itself in Aberdeen.

“Over the last 30 years, we have seen thousands of volunteers, counsellors, therapists and employees help develop the charity and our services, allowing us to reach people across the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland and we’d like to say thank you for playing a part in making this happen.

“The event will give people the chance to look back on the last 30 years with fond memories, but will also allow us to look forward to exciting times ahead for CLAN.”

The charity has scheduled a year-long celebratory programme that will feature a series of fundraising and awareness events linked to the 30th anniversary theme.

These will include sporting dates, special events, and other innovative fundraisers as well as the 30 Days for CLAN challenge in September – in which participants will be invited to devote the month to fundraising for the charity.

Those who wish to attend the thank you event in Aberdeen are asked to register their interest no later than June, 28.

For more information on the event and to register, please contact Lynsay McGurk at CLAN on 01224 647000 or email

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer.

CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness. Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland.

CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Elgin, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.