The heart of Kirkwall was transformed into a purple celebration on Sunday, 2nd October, all in the aid of charity.
Organised by Kirkwall BID, and supported by almost 50 businesses, Kirkwall’s High Street, was transformed into a ‘Girls Day Out’ in support of cancer support charity CLAN Cancer Support. Supporting the event was Begg Shoes, which pledged a percentage of sales on the day to CLAN
The company’s support resulted in £200 being raised for CLAN.
Fiona Begg said: “CLAN is a cause close to my heart as my father used this facility some years back while he went through intensive radiotherapy. I will always be grateful for the tremendous support and help CLAN provide at the most challenging times. As a business we are delighted to show support for CLAN in Orkney which provides a vital service to outlying communities. We support specific local charities and this year we will also be donating the Kirkwall Carrier Bag Levy for CLAN to help in their ongoing work.”
Karen Scott, CLAN Cancer Support’s Orkney Area Coordinator was delighted to be able to thank the team from the shop in person.
She said: “The support shown by the Orkney community to CLAN is fantastic. To see the whole area transformed on the day and to see so many local organisations getting involved was very special and I cannot thank them enough for their support. Each donation CLAN receives helps to ensure that the charity can continue to provide and develop cancer support services in the heart of communities, not only in Orkney but across north-east Scotland, Shetland and Moray.
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 north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Buckie, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.
For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org
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