Final call for CLAN’s Monumental Midnight Walk in Orkney

A local cancer support charity has put out a final call for keen walkers to take part in a fundraising event. – the ‘Monumental Midnight Walk’.

Registration for the walk closes on June 1 and potential participants are being urged to sign up now to avoid disappointment.

The event which takes place on Saturday, June 22 starting from Stromness, will see walkers set off at midnight to tackle a 5, 14 or 23 mile walk that will route around historic sites including the Ring of Brogdar and Skara Brae.

Karen Scott, CLAN’s islands co-ordinator, said: “Last time we saw hundreds of walkers take part in what was a truly special night for all involved and we’re looking forward to a similar success this year.

“Throughout the walk itself, a real sense of camaraderie and togetherness is apparent and this very much shadows the comfort and support that CLAN demonstrates on a day-to-day basis.

“So far, registration has been extremely popular but we still have room for more participants to take part. With the deadline for applications fast approaching on June 1, I urge anyone who is still considering taking part to sign up now before it’s too late.

Teams from St Andrews Primary School, Papdale Store and the Clydesdale Bank have already registered for the walk, along with over 150 other participants.

Registration costs £10 and forms are available from the CLAN charity shop on Victoria Street or by contacting Karen Scott on or 01856 873393.

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.

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