Evening Express

North-east cancer support group in need of new volunteers

Fiona Fernie

A north-east cancer support charity has appealed for new volunteers to help with fundraising events.

CLAN Cancer Support is seeking individuals in Crimond, Elgin and Inverurie to help establish new Friends of CLAN groups, which offer vital support to the charity across the north-east and Moray.

An open evening will be held in each community where attendees will hear from members of the CLAN team, including the charity’s area co-ordinator, members of the fundraising team and head of income generation and business development, Fiona Fernie.

Each of the open evenings start at 7.30pm at the Crimond Medical and Community Hub on September 25, CLAN Elgin on 227 High Street on September 27 and CLAN Inverurie at Burnside Court on October 3.

Fiona said: “We have a fantastic team of volunteers who do a great job organising CLAN fundraising events throughout the year and provide crucial support to our teams across the north-east of Scotland and beyond.

“It’s important we continue to build these networks and we aim to establish new Friends of CLAN groups in Crimond, Elgin and Inverurie with people who have a strong local knowledge and are keen to make a difference in their community.

“Being part of a Friends of CLAN group is good fun, and it’s not a commitment-heavy role. They can be formed with a small core of people who are enthusiastic, committed and enjoy team work.”