Put your best foot forward

Hundreds took part in last year's inaugural event
Hundreds took part in last year's inaugural event

A popular fundraising event for a North-east cancer support charity will make a return to Deeside this autumn.

CLAN at the Castle was held at Crathes Castle for the first-time last year and saw hundreds of people take part in sponsored walks and enjoy a family fun day.

The event at the 16th century castle will take place on Sunday, September 2, and last from 10am to 4pm.

Organisers will also launch this year’s Go Purple for CLAN campaign on the day.

There will be three sponsored walk routes and a family fun day with inflatables, entertainment and refreshments for those who come to support the walkers throughout the day.

Registration is now open for the sponsored walks, which cover 1.4 miles, 5.7 miles and 12.3 miles.

The walks are suitable for all ages whether taking part as an individual, a family, group or corporate team.

Steph McCann, CLAN’s fundraising team manager, said: “We were delighted with the first CLAN at the Castle event last year and are very much looking forward to bringing it back to Crathes Castle in September.

“Sponsored walks have always been popular events for us, and we can’t wait to welcome people from across the North-east and beyond back again this year.

“The event will have something for everyone, so we’d urge you to put your best foot forward, bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun-filled day in the stunning Crathes Castle grounds on Royal Deeside.”