CLAN is one of three charities to benefit from luxury hamper offer

Anyone indulging in a luxury hamper this festive season will be able to do their bit for one of three local charities whilst enjoying some delicious goodies.

Highland Fayre, which provides gifts ranging from £12.95 to £600, has decided to support CLAN Cancer Support, VSA and Friends of Anchor and will make a donation to the charity of the shopper’s choice.

For every order that is forwarded or introduced by one of the organisations, Highland Fayre will make a donation to the charity.

The company decided to support the charities as part of their policy to help local causes wherever possible.

David England, managing director at Highland Fayre, said: “We are delighted to be working with these three excellent causes. Over the last two decades we have had an increasing number of requests for support from charities and have always done our best to help. This year we have decided to take a new approach and select specific charities to focus our efforts on. We hope the link with Highland Fayre will make a material difference to them.”

The charities involved are delighted that Highland Fayre has selected each of them and are extremely grateful for the company’s support. Further more, anyone who uses the company for future purchases will continue supporting their chosen charity as each subsequent order will also generate a donation.

Anyone interested in purchasing a hamper can do so by calling 01738 639222. Further information can also be found by visiting

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 Grampian, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Inverurie, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

VSA is the UK’s largest city social care charity, providing the best of care to the most vulnerable people in the community. VSA, established more than 140 years ago, looks after around 5,000 people in Aberdeen City and Shire each year. Its work falls into three main categories: education and lifelong learning, older people services and social care and wellbeing, incorporating carers’ services. These services help children and families to build better futures, older people to lead more independent, dignified and fulfilling lives, adults with disabilities and mental health problems to get the most from life and carers, both adult and child, to juggle everyday life with caring responsibilities.

Friends of ANCHOR is an Aberdeen-based charity which directly supports the ANCHOR Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This Unit is the main cancer and haematology care facility in the region and is used by patients throughout the North-east of Scotland, including the northern isles. The charity is committed to ensuring that every cancer patient attending the ANCHOR Unit receives the best possible care, treatment and support during and after their diagnosis

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