CLAN Cancer Support to set up home in Shetland

CLAN Cancer Support is investing in a new centre in Lerwick to bring together all its services that support anyone affected by cancer living in Shetland.

The charity has today signed a lease on premises at 39 Commercial Road, Lerwick, and plans to open its doors in May following a period of refurbishment.

The new centre will allow CLAN Cancer Support to build upon the services it currently offers in Shetland, with space to accommodate a drop-in service for support and information, complementary therapies, space for support groups to meet and develop. The new centre also allows the charity to open an onsite charity shop which will help to ensure it can continue to generate vital funds.

CLAN Cancer Support’s services manager, Claire Fraser, said: “It is fantastic for CLAN that we are now in a position to open the centre in Shetland. CLAN receives so much support for its work from across Shetland.

“The new premises will allow us to bring all the services we offer on the island under one roof, which will have a huge impact for our volunteers and service users. Having dedicated premises allows CLAN to develop services in the future to meet the needs of the people in Shetland, and we will be able to offer our services in smart new premises.

“Everyone involved with CLAN is extremely excited about the opening and coming so soon after we moved into our new CLAN House and CLAN Haven, it is a great opportunity to ensure that our clients receive high quality support from us when they need it most.”

CLAN Haven in Aberdeen is well used and known on Shetland and from our new Commercial Road centre we will ensure there is continuity of support when they return home”

Catherine Hughson, Chair of the local steering group said “We are delighted to see these premises and a local presence of CLAN in Shetland, this will complement the services already being delivered in Shetland and provide support for families and friends of so many of us that are affected by cancer”

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which offers support to anyone affected by cancer. Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit

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