CLAN: Cancer Support charity


Individuals throughout the North-east came together to raise over £15,000 at a cancer support charity’s fundraising lunch in Deeside.

Around 350 guests attended the CLAN Cancer Support event at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa on Wednesday, April 23, in what is one of the charity’s most important and biggest fundraisers of the year.

Guests at the lunch, which sold out within weeks of tickets going on sale, enjoyed a two-course meal as well as been given the chance to pick up a bargain courtesy of stalls from CLAN’s charity shops.

Hosted by STV news presenter, Cheryl Paul, guests also heard from Irene Cooper who spoke about how CLAN supported her and her family throughout their experience with cancer. The charity’s own Iona Mitchell also spoke at the event, explaining more about the work of CLAN’s children and family service.

In advance of the lunch itself, table hosts were provided with a donation bag that they could fill with any unwanted clothes and items that could be handed over to CLAN on the day. The donations gathered will be used to stock the charity’s busy shops on Rosemount Place and Chapel Street – with an impressive 104 bags donated on the day.

The lunch was supported by BP for the fourth year in a row; a support that enables every penny of the £15,500 raised to go directly to CLAN’s provision of free cancer support services across the north and north-east of Scotland.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, was delighted with the total raised.

She said: “Year on year, our lunch event continues to be generously supported by the people of the North-east and to see so many there on the day was fantastic.

“I’d also like to thank BP for their continued commitment in supporting us through the event.

‘‘Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to the team at the Marcliffe for all the help they’ve provided.

‘‘It’s a fantastic venue that will be sorely missed.”