Clan Cancer Support raised £56,000 at its annual fundraising ball this weekend, with hundreds of guests attending the birthday party themed event at the Beach Ballroom on Saturday night (September 30).
Individuals and businesses from across the north-east enjoyed a twist on party classics including a ball pit photobooth, birthday cake and alcoholic jelly with local band Glitz playing chart-topping tracks from throughout the charity's history.
The event, supported by main sponsor Expro, saw the launch of a special anniversary campaign, entitled Part of the Clan to celebrate the charity’s 40th year and encourage more people to come forward to support the charity.
The campaign is a rallying call for people in Clan’s local communities to do what they can to help Clan achieve its annual £2million funding, increase its volunteer numbers and reach more people who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Fiona Fernie, chief executive of Clan Cancer Support said: “Our birthday ball was a wonderful evening of celebrating how Clan has grown and adapted over 40 years to ensure we continue to be there for people in our communities who are impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who came along and contributed towards the fantastic total raised on the night. The event has kickstarted a very exciting year at Clan with our Part of the Clan campaign running throughout our anniversary year to help us provide cancer support services for the next four decades.
“Absolutely anyone can be Part of the Clan. Businesses can nominate us as their charity of the year, individuals can take on a fundraising challenge or donate their time as volunteer. Any contributions will go a long way to help us provide free support and services to people affected by cancer across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland for years to come.”
Clan Cancer Support is the longest standing commercially independent cancer support charity in the north of Scotland, with all services sustained entirely by fundraising. Clan provides free physical and emotional support for people of all ages and with all types of cancers from its network of wellbeing centres across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. The charity helps people navigate a diagnosis by giving them the tools to build resilience and improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. Not everyone who comes to Clan has cancer. Services are also available to friends, family and colleagues of those with a diagnosis. Clan is a key partner of the NHS and provides credible services, including NHS aligned complementary therapies, to support anyone undergoing medical treatments for their diagnosis.
Other services include listening support, age-appropriate support for young clients and their families from Clan’s dedicated children and family team and affordable self-contained accommodation just minutes from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with the charity's complimentary transport service. For more information on the Part of the Clan campaign visit: https://www.clancancersupport.org/part-of-the-clan/
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