A cancer diagnosis is one of the toughest journey’s many of us will ever face. Strength can be found through shared human experience, stories and remembering those who have gone before us. We have long looked to the stars for guidance and connections through the stories they tell. They evoke remembrance and wonder.

As part of Light the North, the lighthouse trail, a special commission lighthouse by Allan Smith Designs will be installed outside Clan House. One of three interactive lighthouses on display, ‘Shine Bright’ depicts the night sky, with the sculpture adorned in one thousand LED lights that twinkle like stars. Every one of the thousand stars will celebrate the life of someone affected by cancer.

Like stars, Clan provide a light in the dark.

Both provide comfort, hope and guidance through troubling times, and can help us find our place in the world when everything else can feel at sea. While each star is beautiful, the twinkling night sky on its expansive black canvass reminds us that we are part of something greater, and are stronger together when supported by others, like Clan.

This is a truly unique way to recognise the stars in your life who have inspired you with their bravery. All names associated with one thousand stars will be displayed by the sculpture where you can also ‘Tap to Donate’ to Clan Cancer Support and experience a unique 30 second light show.

Thank you to Allan Smith Designs of Luxous who brought this incredible design to life!

Your generosity will not only help your loved ones to shine bright, but it will also help to support individuals affected by cancer across the north-east and Northern Isles, ensuring they too can shine bright.

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could provide the listening ear and the cup of tea for anyone coming through the doors of our drop-in seeking comfort and support during their cancer journey.

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could provide a one to one sessions for a young person through our dedicated Children and Families Service.

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could help fund a stay in our Haven accommodation for those going through cancer treatment far away from home and their loved ones.

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