Clan on lookout for Banchory volunteers

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Leading north-east cancer charity, Clan Cancer Support is hosting a volunteering event in Banchory next week (Thursday, March 21) to encourage people to use their free time to support local people impacted by cancer.

The charity is currently seeking volunteers to offer its vital listening and support service which enables people impacted by a diagnosis to speak to someone about their cancer journey.

There are further opportunities for those looking to get involved in fundraising events and gardening, with plans already in place to develop a green space for the Banchory centre.

The volunteers’ open day will take place next Thursday, March 21, from 12pm – 3pm at Clan’s Banchory wellbeing centre which is based at 16A Bridge Street with Clan team members on hand to advise anyone interested in applying.

Claire Mechie, Clan’s volunteer manager, said: “Volunteers play a crucial role in everything we do at Clan and we are indebted to them. Theirdedication enables us to provide first class support services to people affected by cancer across the north-east.  

“We’d urge anyone who is interested in getting involved to come along to our open day at our Banchory centre where they can find out more about the charity and the different roles we have on offer.”

The event comes following the launch of the charity’s #PartoftheClan campaign which set out ambitions to recruit 100 new volunteers as part of its 40th anniversary year. Claire added: “Demand for our volunteer service has grown and we work hard to ensure the benefits of volunteering can be felt by the charity and the individual who is giving their time.   

“We provide extensive training to enable our volunteers to fulfil their roles confidently and effectively. Volunteering can also provide work experience, new friendships and the opportunity to develop new skills which can enrich your working and personal life.” 

For more information about the volunteer open day please call 01330 538 967 or email

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