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Mini Adventure to Raise Funds for CLAN Cancer Support

A leading north-east charity is embarking on a mini adventure thanks to the support of a premier ferry provider.

NorthLink Ferries has offered to help CLAN Cancer Support by sailing their brand new Mini, which will be raffled off to raise funds later this year, from Aberdeen to Orkney and Shetland.

The car will take to the water on Tuesday, August 4 and travel to a variety of shows and events while on the islands as it helps to raise both awareness and funds for the popular charity.

CLAN has had a presence in Shetland since 2012 and established itself in Orkney in 2008, providing a range of free support services for anyone affected by cancer.

The charity also provides islanders with an important link to the CLAN Haven, its unique accommodation facility that people who are affected by cancer and their families can stay in when they are attending Aberdeen hospitals for appointments and treatment.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “We are very grateful to NorthLink for kindly offering to transport the mini to and from the islands. CLAN is well established in Shetland and Orkney and the support we receive from the people there is absolutely fantastic and crucial for us as a charity.

“The Mini will be raffled off at the end of year and it has been a great tool for us in promoting CLAN and the services we provide throughout the north and north-east. It will be in Orkney for four days from August 5, taking in the Hope, Dounby and County shows. This will be followed by three days in Shetland and other events which will include the Cunningsburgh.

“We hope that people come along and support us by buying a raffle ticket for the Mini, and you never know, it could be making its way back to the islands next year if someone picks a lucky ticket.”

The islands aren’t a stranger to CLAN raffle success, as Orkney resident Rose Rendall struck it lucky last year when her number was pulled out, scooping her a new Mini One Clubman.

Stuart Garrett, managing director of NorthLink Ferries, said: “We were delighted to be able to assist CLAN by transporting the Mini to the islands. The fantastic level of care that the charity offers across the north and north-east is there for all to see and we are happy to be able to help in this way.”

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, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org

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