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Golfers drive up thousands for CLAN Cancer Support

Generous golfers from across the north-east have come to the fore to raise thousands of pounds for a leading north-east cancer support charity.

CLAN Cancer Support hosted its annual Young Pro-Am event at Insch Golf Club on Friday, August 22, which saw 18 teams, along with the help of a PGA Young Professionals, take on the 18-hole course to raise funds for the charity.

Despite challenging weather, the golfers turned out in their numbers to raise nearly £11,000 for the charity, with a longest drive, nearest the pin, raffle and post putting competition all helping contribute to the final total.

The day was again supported by oil and natural gas operator CNR International; a support that allowed all funds raised on the day to go directly towards the charity’s provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer in the north and north-east of Scotland.

Susan Crighton, fundraising manager at CLAN, said: “Our annual golf day has firmly established itself in our summer fundraising calendar and this year’s event was again well supported by golfers from all across the north-east of Scotland.

“I’d like to thank Insch Golf Club and CNR International for their continued generosity in supporting the event; a support that will make such a difference to so many people across the area.”

Barry Duncan, CNRI’s vice president of finance, said: “We were delighted to again show our support to a fantastic charity that does such a great amount of work in communities across the north-east of Scotland.

“CNR International places a great importance on supporting a number of good causes within Aberdeen and the surrounding area and it was great that the golf event was such a resounding success.”

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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