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CLAN in the driving seat with annual prize draw

A leading global energy company’s generous donation has helped put one of the north-east’s most loved charities firmly in the driving seat with an annual fundraising prize draw.

For the fourth year running, TAQA has donated a brand new Mini car to CLAN Cancer Support which will be raffled off towards the end of the year to raise funds and awareness for the charity.

Between now and November, the car will be appearing at shows, exhibitions and shopping centres across the length and breadth of north-east Scotland, providing members of the public with plenty of opportunities to purchase a ticket to enter the raffle prior to it being drawn on Christmas Eve.

The draw is also being supported by the area’s Rotary clubs who have helped conduct an annual car raffle since 2000, helping raise over £500,000 for a variety of local causes in the process.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “TAQA’s generosity towards CLAN over the years has been nothing short of phenomenal and we’re delighted that they have continued to support us this year with another donation of a brand new Mini car.

“Having the Rotary on-board again is of massive benefit to the success of the prize draw. The level of tickets that are sold through this avenue is incredible and I know for a fact that the enthusiasm they have shown towards not just CLAN, but a range of good causes in the north-east, has been appreciated by so many people within the region.

“Tickets for the raffle can also be bought from CLAN House or from our range of charity shops across the north-east so we really are hoping that people will show their support to the prize draw.”

Lucy Buglass, senior corporate communications advisor and Chair of TAQA’s community relations committee, said: “TAQA is an active member of the community and we are delighted to be supporting CLAN again this year. The Mini raffle has proven to be a great way of raising funds to support the charity and the valuable work it does throughout the north-east of Scotland.”

Alan Pirie of the north-east Rotary organisation, said: “Rotarians in Aberdeen, Deeside and surrounding areas are once again delighted to work with CLAN for this year’s car raffle. CLAN is a pleasure to work with and comments from the local community indicate they feel the two groups work well together.

“We look forward to a very successful raffle once again, raising lots of funds for a very local and very worthwhile cause which does so much to help families who have been affected by cancer.”

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, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org

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