CLAN Awarded £9,835 Grant By The Crerar Trust

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Grant to be used for CLAN Haven running costs, with funding equivalent to 230 nights Crerar Hotels uniquely makes up to 50% of distributable profits available to its registered charity Crerar Hotels Trust has now made over £7m in grants over last 16 years Current funding round issued over £125,000 to more than 22 organisations

The Crerar Trust today announces that it has awarded a grant of £9,835 to CLAN Cancer Support.

CLAN Cancer Support will use the funding to support its purposed-built bed and breakfast facility in Aberdeen. CLAN Haven, which is part of CLAN House in Aberdeen, provides accommodation for those travelling from remote and rural locations to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment following a cancer diagnosis. The facility also welcomes friends and family who are travelling to the city to visit and support the individual with the cancer diagnosis.

Crerar Hotels operate 14 hotels and inns across the UK, of which 13 are based in Scotland. Uniquely, up to 50% of the group’s distributable profits are donated to charities operating within areas where Crerar Hotels are based.

The Trust, which is chaired by Paddy Crerar, has awarded £7m of grants to over 400 organisations over the last 16 years. This forms part of a commitment to re-invest in the communities in which the group’s hotels and inns are based.

The Crerar Trust meets twice a year to award grants, with application periods closing on 1 April and 1 October, respectively. In this current funding round, £125,021 of grants were awarded to 22 organisations.

A wide variety of organisations received awards, including those providing support across health, education, and social inclusion to people of all ages.

Paddy Crerar, Chairman, of The Crerar Trust and Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels comments:

“We are delighted to have made this award to CLAN Cancer Support and look forward to hearing how this funding helps impact their work. Crerar Hotels is committed to giving back to the local community to help it grow and thrive, and provide opportunities that may otherwise seem out of reach. For every stay our customers have with us they are supporting others, who really need it. It is great for our folk in the hotels to see their hard work and efforts helping people in their own communities as well as those from throughout the whole of Scotland and Yorkshire.”

Zoe Barbour, CLAN’s Planned Giving Manager, said; “We thank The Crerar Trust for their continued support. This grant will ensure we can continue to make the journey easier for people affected by cancer by supporting this vital accommodation facility.

“CLAN has been fortunate in the past to have secured support from the Trust to further develop the provision of one-to-one appointments within its specialist Children & Families Service along with other projects. We are extremely grateful for this continued support.”

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