A leading north-east cancer support charity is giving people the chance to come together this Mother’s Day by holding a special walk.
CLAN Cancer Support’s seventh annual Mother’s Day walk will take place within the grounds of Westburn Park in Aberdeen on Sunday, March 6.
The charity recognises that Mother’s Day can often be a difficult time for mothers who have lost a son or daughter or for individuals who have lost their own mother or wife and is giving people the chance to share part of what is a significant day for many with it.
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 1km 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 is one of our most touching events throughout our year-long calendar and we’d be thrilled to welcome you along on a day that holds a special place for many.
“Westburn Park is a lovely location for the walk, which is open to anyone of all ages and abilities, with many choosing in the past to walk in memory of a loved one. We want to create a day that can often be viewed with a sense of fear into something positive, with the walk able to provide comfort and support to all those who attend.”
Registration on the day will take place between 9.30am and 10am in CLAN House on Westburn Road. The walk will start at 10am and continue until noon.
If you would like to take part adults cost £5 and children are free. Please contact Darren Hill at CLAN to register on 01224 651034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Lossiemouth, 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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