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CLAN’s Popular Health Walks introduced in Aberdeen

CLAN Cancer Support's popular health walk group is being introduced to Aberdeen, following on from the success of similar groups in Orkney and Ballater.

CLAN Cancer Support’s health walk groups allow those who are affected by cancer to speak with members of the charity’s support personnel in a relaxed environment, alongside undertaking a spot of gentle exercise.

Being held on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm, the first walk will take place on Saturday, November 16 and will start from the charity’s CLAN House on Westburn Road.

Walkers will be led by four of CLAN’s support volunteers who have all been trained as part of the Walk Aberdeen and Paths for All schemes. The walk will last for approximately one hour with teas and coffees available on completion.

Jane Adams, CLAN’s Volunteer Coordinator, said: “After the success of our Orkney and Ballater health walk groups, we’ve decided to start it up in Aberdeen with walks taking place every Saturday morning starting from November, 16.

“The groups are open to all CLAN clients and to anyone affected by cancer and we are encouraging those who would feel that they would benefit from a morning of gentle exercise and companionship to join us. The walks in Orkney and Ballater, areas in which CLAN has a presence in, have proved a great way for people to meet and talk to others who are dealing with similar experiences and we see the Aberdeen group as being no different.

“We’d like to thank Stephen Gammack, an active age and development officer from Aberdeen City Council for the training and support he has provided to enable the formation of the group and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible on the day.”

Booking is not required for the walks and for more information, please contact Jane Adams on 01224 647000 email enquiries@clanhouse.org


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