A Mini has made its final pit stop before being raffled to raise money for a leading north-east cancer support charity and local Rotary groups.
The car, which was kindly sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, is now in pride of place in the Bon Accord & St Nicholas shopping centre in Aberdeen prior to finding a new owner in CLAN Cancer Support’s Christmas Eve raffle.
The charity has travelled throughout north-east Scotland with the Mini selling raffle tickets at a range of shows and exhibitions.
Members of the public will be able to put themselves in the running to win it by buying a ticket at the Bon Accord mall, CLAN charity shops or their base on Westburn Road in Aberdeen.
The draw is also being supported by the area’s 22 Rotary clubs who have helped conduct an annual car raffle since 2000.
Susan Crighton, CLAN fundraising manager, said:
“We are looking forward to giving someone the ultimate Christmas present this year in the form of a Mini. Domino’s Pizza very generously donated the car to us this year which we are very grateful for as the raffle is a hugely important fundraising event for us which gets a lot of support from the public.
“It has been on a great tour of the north-east over the past few months, helping us spread awareness of CLAN. It will now be in the Bon Accord mall until the draw on Christmas Eve and we would like to thank the centre for its continued support.
“We are delighted at the Rotary’s continued support which is so important for the success of the prize draw. An incredible number of tickets are sold through them which we are very grateful for.”
Craig Stevenson, manager of Bon Accord & St Nicholas, said:
“We are pleased to be able to provide the Mini with a temporary home until the raffle draw on Christmas Eve which we are sure will be popular with shoppers in the mall in the busy festive period.
“CLAN is our charity of the year and our staff have had great fun throughout the year undertaking activities to support it. CLAN is involved in invaluable work throughout the north-east and we hope people take the chance to enter the raffle draw and get behind their efforts.”
Alan Pirie, of the north-east Rotary organisation, said:
“Rotarians in Aberdeen, Deeside and surrounding areas are pleased to be partnering with CLAN again for the car raffle this year. We enjoy working with them and are very much looking forward to a successful raffle.
“Our members have been busy selling raffle tickets at various events throughout the north-east already and will be on hand at the Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centre from November 14 until the draw is made at 2pm on Christmas Eve. CLAN is a wonderful local cause which does so much to help families who have been affected by cancer and we are happy to be able to help them raise funds.”
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 north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.
For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org
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