Sep 092016

CLAN logo2With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix.

A leading north-east charity is throwing open its doors this weekend to raise awareness of the range of wellbeing and support services it offers.

CLAN House on Westburn Road will be open to all on Saturday, September 10, from 10am to 4pm, as part of Aberdeen City Open Doors weekend.

CLAN Cancer Support moved to the centre on Westburn Road, Aberdeen at the end of 2011 following a hugely successful fundraising campaign.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view the purpose-designed building and see first-hand the full range of services on offer to CLAN clients. The building also features a number of decorative stain glass panels which were redesigned from original stained glass windows from CLAN’s previous base in Rosemount Church.

On a day to day basis, the wellbeing and support centre provides a range of emotional and practical support services to anyone affected by cancer, a library and information service as well as bright and airy drop-in area and garden.

CLAN House is also home to CLAN Haven, a home from home, bed and breakfast facility for those travelling to Aberdeen for treatment.

Dr Colette Backwell, chief executive of CLAN Cancer Support, said:

“Since the move to CLAN House in 2011, the facility has enabled CLAN to develop the services and level of support we provide for anyone affected by cancer in the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

“We are very proud of what CLAN has achieved during the past 30 years and are looking forward to welcoming the public to CLAN House during the Open Doors weekend. This is a great opportunity to get an insight into the charity.”

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, Buckie, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit

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