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Hundreds turn out for CLAN’s Landmark Walk

Hundreds of walkers helped mark a leading north-east cancer support charity’s 30th anniversary by taking part in special fundraising event at the weekend.

Over 280 people took part in CLAN Cancer Support’s Landmark Walk on Sunday, September 22. The event saw participants tackle a 13-mile route that took in 30 prominent spots and landmarks throughout Aberdeen.

Walkers were greeted by hundreds of supporters on their return to the city’s Westburn Park, with the green space behind the charity’s CLAN House headquarters acting as the event village, providing refreshments and a range of fun activities.

With sponsorships and donations still coming in, the event, sponsored by law-firm Bond Dickenson, is on course to raise thousands of pounds which will aid the charity in continuing to provide free support services to anyone affected by cancer throughout the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted with how the event turned out and we’d like to thank everyone who kindly gave up their time to make it such a success.

“The support for the event has completely bowled us over and we’d like to thank every single marshal, volunteer, walker, sponsor and supporter in helping us mark our 30th anniversary in style.”

The charity’s 30th celebrations continue throughout the rest of September with a number of community fundraising events, the Go Purple for CLAN campaign and a civic reception to officially mark its birthday on September, 25.

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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