CLAN to mark Mother’s day with special walk

CLAN Cancer Support is to hold a special walk to mark Mother’s Day.

CLAN will host its annual Mothering Sunday event within Aberdeen’s Westburn Park on Sunday, March 15, from 10am to noon.

The event gives friends, families and individuals the opportunity to walk a 1km route through the park in memory of a loved one on a day that holds great significance for many.

The event is inspired by Macduff woman and CLAN supporter Marjorie Nicholson who organised a sponsored walk after losing her son to cancer on Mother’s Day in 2007. After raising more than £6,000 at the event, CLAN was inspired by her courage and began organising and hosting a similar walk in Aberdeen.

The walk itself can be completed as many times as an individual chooses, with an opportunity to be sponsored to do so also available for participants.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “Our Mother’s Day walk has really established itself as one of the most heart-warming events on our calendar and it’s really there to offer comfort and support on what can be a difficult day for mothers, fathers and children.

“Marjorie continues to be the inspiration behind this event as she has undoubtedly helped turn the day into something positive for so many people who perhaps look upon it with a sense of fear and trepidation.

“We’re encouraging anyone who would like to come together with others on Mother’s Day to join us on the morning to help celebrate the lives and memories that they hold of their family members.

“Participants can choose to walk as far as they would like and the can also choose to get sponsored - but the day itself is really more than fundraising; it’s about a sense of togetherness.”

Registration for the walk is £5 and should be completed prior to the event. Children may walk for free but must be accompanied for an adult. For more details and to register, please contact Darren Hill on 01224 647000 or email

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