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New Cancer Outreach Service For Alford

Alford

CLAN Cancer Support is set to launch a new outreach service in Aberdeenshire, which will provide information and support to those affected by a cancer diagnosis.

CLAN Cancer Support’s latest community centred drop-in information and support service will be based at the Alford Community Library, on the village’s Greystone Road from the beginning of September.

The service will initially run for a 3-month trial period with sessions held on Tuesday, 4th September, 2nd October and 6th November between 10am – 12pm, within the library’s conference room.

The charity will also hold two information sessions in August which will be open to the general public and anyone wishing to find out more about the service or connected volunteering opportunities.

Saturday, 18th August, will see a volunteer recruitment event held between 10.15am – 12.15pm for anyone interested in potential volunteering opportunities with the charity.

A further stakeholders meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28th August between 10.30am - 11.30am with members of the local community invited to come along to find out more about the services CLAN provides for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Tracy Sellar, Area Services Manager for CLAN Cancer Support, said: “We are delighted to be working with the team at Alford Library to extend the support we currently provide within the Aberdeenshire area.

“Our free of charge services are available to anyone who is affected by a cancer diagnosis, whether personally or through a family member, friend, colleague or as a carer.

“One of the biggest challenges that a cancer diagnosis can bring is the availability and access to the support and information that can make such a difference to some during what can be a worrying and stressful time.

“CLAN recognises the strain that this can add to individuals and is addressing this through strengthening its network of outreach facilities based right in the heart of local communities.

“With the large majority of Aberdeenshire being remote in nature with limited public transport links, we understand the difficulties people can face when looking for, or accessing, support services.”

For more information about the service or to volunteer with CLAN Cancer Support, please contact Tracy Sellar on 01343 544132, or email tracy.sellar@clanhouse.org

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