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CLAN launches new support groups in Aberdeen

The first of a trio of new support groups will be launched by CLAN Cancer Support this weekend when the opening meeting is hosted in Aberdeen.

The Eating Well group will gather at CLAN House on Westburn Road on Saturday (February 15) as the innovative charity builds on its range of services. Nutritional therapist Cathy Clark will be leading the Eating Well workshops which are scheduled to run each week for a month and will feature demonstrations and tasting opportunities. The aim is to provide tips and information on foods that help support the body whilst living with cancer.

In a collaboration between CLAN and ARI Burns and Reconstruction Group, the breast reconstruction support group will meet for the first time on Tuesday (February 18) and will offer support to women who have had or are considering having breast reconstruction related to breast cancer

The breast prosthesis support group, spearheaded by Chris McKay and Yvonne Everton as they share their own experiences, will start on Friday, February 28 and both groups will run on a monthly basis.

Debbie Thomson, CEO of CLAN Cancer Support, said: “We had a very successful 2013, increasing the range and reach of our services, and it is great to be able to provide such valuable support through these groups.

“Whilst our list of services continues to grow, CLAN has never lost sight of the ultimate aim – to comfort always. These groups fit perfectly with that ethos and we are pleased to be able to host them.”

All three groups will be based at CLAN House. Further information on the free sessions is available at CLAN’s reception by calling 0330 440 2526 or at www.clanhouse.org. Booking is essential for the Eating Well workshops.

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.

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