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Aberdeen Woman to Celebrate Late Mother in Ladies Day Fundraiser for CLAN

A local Aberdeen woman is to hold a charitable ladies day in memory of her late mother, to raise vital funds for local cancer charity, CLAN Cancer Support.

Lauren Strachan will hold the Ladies Day Fundraiser at CLAN House on Sunday 11 September. The afternoon, which will include a prosecco reception, afternoon tea style lunch, cocktails by Dusk and live performances from local artist Lewis Fraser, has been organised by Lauren to celebrate what would have been her mother’s 50th birthday.

Lauren’s mother, Lorraine Strachan, sadly passed away from bowel cancer in 2001 at the age of 34, when Lauren was only 12 years old. With the backing of her family, Lauren wanted to mark her late mother’s special birthday by giving something back to CLAN for all the help and support they have given her and her family throughout her mother’s illness to the present day.

After experiencing first-hand the services the charity provides, CLAN was an obvious choice for Lauren to link up with to honour the special occasion.

Lauren said: “With mum’s 50th birthday coming up, I was looking for a way to mark the occasion and celebrate what would have been a special day surrounded by family and friends.

“CLAN have done a lot for me and my family over the past 16 years and it just seemed right to honour the special occasion on CLAN’s behalf and to hold the fundraising event at CLAN House.”

Tickets for the event cost £20 are on sale now, with all funds raised going directly towards CLAN’s provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer throughout the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. Monetary donations are still being sought to help cover catering, entertainment and decoration costs.

Lauren added: “The support I’ve had from family, friends, local businesses and members of the public has been fantastic so far and it has really helped create a feeling of positivity around a sad and difficult time.

“Unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to have the support network that my family and I have had, so the work of charities like CLAN is very important. I am delighted to be supporting CLAN with this event and can’t wait to invite guests to an afternoon of cocktails and glamour.”

Susan Crighton, CLAN fundraising manager, said: “We would like to thank Lauren for selecting CLAN as the beneficiary for her Ladies Day Fundraiser. She has turned a hugely difficult experience for her and her family into such a positive, which takes a tremendous amount of strength.

“We are looking forward to hosting such a special event at CLAN House and would encourage anyone who might be able to help the event in any way to get in touch, as Lauren’s hard work continues in the final run-up to the event.

“The enthusiasm and commitment her and her family have shown towards CLAN is inspiring and we are sure the event will be a huge success. All of these efforts are hugely appreciated for what will be a truly special way for Lauren, her family and friends to remember her mother.”

Those interested in attending or those who would like to donate funds to the event are asked to contact Lauren Strachan on laurenstrachan88@gmail.com.

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