Banchory Creative Writing Group Starts in August


A leading north-east cancer charity is introducing a new support group to its programme of events held at its Banchory base.

CLAN Cancer Support will hold a Creative Writing Group on the first and last Friday of each month from 2pm – 3pm at its wellbeing and support centre in the town’s Posties Walk.

The first group will meet on Friday, 17th August, and will welcome local poet and author, Gillian Shearer, as guest speaker.

The group is open to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis and is free to attend.

Helen Hasnip, CLAN Cancer Support’s Deeside Area Coordinator, said: “We are delighted to welcome Gillian to our first Creative Writing Group in Banchory where she will share with us her experiences of writing and poetry.

“This relaxed and informal group aims to give individuals the chance to develop a new skill or hobby, whilst meeting people who may find themselves in a similar situation. Space is limited so I would urge anyone interested in attending to get in touch to reserve their place.”

The charity also holds monthly coffee morning’s and a monthly craft group at the base along with weekly drop in support each Thursday between 10am – 4pm.

For further information about the services CLAN Cancer Support provides in Deeside, please visit or call 07720 737497.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort, support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness.

Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Crimond, Elgin, Buckie, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For more information about CLAN Cancer Support, please call (01224) 647 000 or visit:

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