A north-east technology entrepreneur has donated a six-figure sum to an Aberdeen cancer charity.
Aberdeen FC vice-chairman Dave Cormack and his wife Fiona have given £100,000 to CLAN Cancer Support through their charity, the Cormack Family Foundation.
The couple, whose charity was established in 2001 and supports organisations in the Americas and Africa as well as Scotland, decided to support CLAN after visiting the organisation last year.
Mr Cormack, who has also funded several business and medical school scholarships at Aberdeen University, said: “Cancer is near and dear to us as Fiona’s dad died in 1985 at 56 from cancer.
“We were introduced to CLAN through our daughter Sarah and spent a day here.
“I grew up in Garthdee and Fiona grew up in Kincorth – we’ve been blessed and we think it’s incumbent on us to help others.”
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Mrs Cormack added: “There’s so many people out there and there’s the funding there for people to be helped. The word gets out and it’s important for people to know it’s here.”
As well as the donation, the Cormack Family Foundation will also become the principal sponsors of CLAN’s annual fundraising ball for the next five years.
CLAN’s chief executive Collette Backwell said: “We have to raise £2.5 million every year, and to have the support from a philanthropist like Dave Cormack, who has donated £100,000, is absolutely phenomenal.
“That money will be spent on the full range of services we provide across the north-east.
“CLAN is one of the longest established charities in Aberdeen and the north-east, delivering services to people affected by cancer and their families for over 35 years.
“We are also delighted that the Cormacks will be patrons of CLAN’s annual ball until 2024.
“We are extremely grateful and we are looking forward to working in partnership with them.”