North-east charity thanks dedicated Crimond volunteers

Margaret Arlene

CLAN has thanked its dedicated volunteers in Crimond

CLAN Cancer Support, which has centres across the north-east including Crimond, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland, relies upon 400 volunteers who support people who are affected by cancer.

The volunteers, who receive full training, help the charity both in providing support to clients as well as working at CLAN’s events and in the charity’s numerous shops.

Arlene Cooper, who volunteers at CLAN’s base at the Crimond Medical Centre, said: “Whenever I enter CLAN at Crimond, I become part of a welcoming family. From personal experience I know how comforting it is when you are in a frightening situation and someone simply listens as the worries pour out.

“Tears can then become smiles and the world feels like a better place. I volunteer at CLAN because I am grateful for the support given to me."

CLAN Area Coordinator, Angie Howarth, said: “At CLAN in Crimond, we are very lucky to have a great team of volunteers, who provide incredibly important support to people who are going through very difficult times.

“When someone walks into our drop-in centre, perhaps having recently had a diagnosis, or worrying about a friend or family member, one of our trained volunteers is able to listen and provide emotional and practical support. Our volunteers also provide vital support to our fundraising activities, which help to make sure CLAN can continue its services locally.

“We are so grateful to every single volunteer, who play a central role in everything we do at CLAN. We are always looking for new volunteers, so if you would like to be part of our team, please get in touch.”

Local people who wish to become a CLAN volunteer in Crimond should contact Angie Howarth on 07720 737500.

Pictured Margaret Watson, volunteer at CLAN Aberdeen and Arlene Cooper, volunteer at CLAN Crimond

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