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Hundreds of walkers put their best foot forward for CLAN

Hundreds of walkers put their best foot forward this weekend to help raise funds and awareness for a leading north-east cancer support charity.

Over 430 people took part in CLAN Cancer Support’s Landmark Walk on Sunday, September 21. The walk saw participants tackle one of two routes of 13 miles and 7.8 miles, taking in a number of prominent spots and landmarks throughout Aberdeen.

The event helped transform the city’s Westburn Park, the start and finish line of the walk, into a sea of purple as participants were encouraged to adopt the colour in celebration of the charity’s work within the region.

The event, which is in its second year, was again supported by commercial law firm Bond Dickinson; a support that will aid CLAN in its provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer across the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

With sponsorships and donations still coming in, the event is on course to raise over £40,000, helping the walk become the most successful held to date.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “This is the second year we’ve held our Landmark Walk and the level of support we’ve witnessed towards the event, from individuals, businesses, walkers and volunteers, was incredible. I’d like to thank each and every one for their invaluable contribution.

“To see Westburn Park transformed into a sea of purple was really something; it’s been a special day and we’re delighted with its success. It’s been great for raising both funds and awareness for the charity.”

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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