Cancer support charity seeks new board members

A cancer support charity - with a charity shop in Ballater and a range of outreach services in the Upper Deeside area - is looking to recruit new voluntary members to its existing board of individuals.

CLAN Cancer Support also offers a befriending service, support groups and health and wellbeing classes for those affected by cancer.

It is seeking non-executive members to join its current board, at what is an exciting time for the charity as it gets ready to move to its new Aberdeen home on Westburn Road in the autumn.

The CLAN board is responsible for the continuing development of support services offered by the charity, with each member of the board taking with them expertise and knowledge in a specific area. Due to the nature of CLAN’S work, experience of dealing with cancer or helping someone else deal with a diagnosis would also be beneficial.

Successful applicants will be required to attend board and sub-committee meetings, which are usually held every two months. Candidates will also be expected to participate at some CLAN events throughout the year, helping with fundraising activities and raising awareness of the charity’s work.

Current chairwoman, Sue Paterson, said: “Our current board has done a tremendous job over the past few years and now, in the lead up to the completion of our new centre, we are looking to the future.

“Sadly we are losing some of our members as they take on new challenges and commitments and it is now the right time to recruit new individuals to lead CLAN Cancer Support into the next stage of its development.

“We recently conducted a skills audit and are particularly looking for those who feel they can support us by offering their expertise in areas such as; health, communications and entrepreneurship.

”This is undoubtedly going to be an exciting period for CLAN and we hope to secure the services of people who are as passionate as we are about CLAN’s future.”

Anyone interested in becoming a board member should contact CLAN Cancer Support’s chief executive, Debbie Thomson, on (01224) 647000 for an information pack.