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Walkers raise thousands for CLAN

A unique fundraising walk has raised tens of thousands of pounds for a leading north-east cancer charity, making it the biggest and best held yet.

Hundreds of kind-hearted walkers have brought in more than £43,000 after taking part in CLAN Cancer Support’s Landmark Walk, with the total expected to rise even more in coming weeks.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said the charity was overwhelmed by the generosity of individuals, groups and businesses who took up the challenge, which is in its second year.

“We are absolutely delighted with how much money has been raised so far, which is up on 2013, even with some sponsorships and donations still to come in. There was such a great atmosphere on the day and for us it is such a great way to raise both funds and awareness for the charity,” she said.

“The buzz around the event has built each year and we are so grateful to everyone that did the walk, the volunteers that helped on the day, and individuals and businesses that also played their part.”

Participants tackled one of two routes at the popular event on September 21, which was supported by commercial law firm Bond Dickinson, braving a trek of either 7.8 miles or 13 miles.

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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