Volunteers sought for CLAN landmark walk in Aberdeen

Over 300 marshals and volunteers are being sought as preparations for CLAN Cancer Support’s Landmark Walk gathers momentum.

The leading North-east cancer support charity’s popular walking event will return this year on Sunday, September 21, and feature two routes of 13 and 7.8 miles, which are set to take in a number of prominent spots and landmarks throughout Aberdeen.

To enable the walk to go ahead, CLAN requires a number of volunteers to help with a range of activities on the day of the walk itself. From covering junction points and manning water stops to handing out goody bags and medals to walkers at the finish line, a number of roles are available for those looking to give up some of their spare time to help with one of the charity’s biggest fundraisers of the year.

Last year, the inaugural event attracted nearly 300 walkers and over 300 marshals and volunteers, as people from across the North-east came together to help raise over £40,000 for the charity.

This year’s event will again be supported by lawyers to the oil industry, Bond Dickinson; a support that will aid CLAN in its provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer across the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. The law firm is also amongst the first to pledge a team of volunteers to help with the marshalling of the event itself.

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