Rotary support for CLAN

Rotary cheque to CLAN.
Rotary cheque to CLAN.

Part of the monies raised by the Rotary Club of Portlethen and District during the last twelve months were presented last week to Volunteer Manager of CLAN, Clare Davidson, as part of the successful 1,2,3, campaign held by CLAN and supported very strongly by local Rotary clubs over the last two years.

The logo 1,2,3, represents the hopes and aspirations of CLAN in fund raising for their new building in Aberdeen, 1 charity in 2 Years raising 3 million pounds. Clare was very pleased to announce to the applauding Rotarians that their goal for the new building had been reached on schedule.

This does not mean however that we can sit back a rest on our laurels as the running of CLAN in all its activities still require 100% support outwith the NHS.

In their old Church building premises on Hutcheon Street at the top of Rosemount, CLAN currently has fifteen beds, complimentary therapy rooms, lounges and a library available for local and as well as far travelled people needing a haven to visit as a complimentary part of their treatment for Cancer.

Clare currently is responsible for two hundred volunteers both in Aberdeen and in the Northern Isles who work along with paid staff in caring for the patients undergoing such treatment both in the earlier or later parts of their programmes.

The frame of the new headquarters is already erected at their site at Park House in Westburn Road and the new facility which will double the capability of the existing building in beds, office space, library and therapy rooms will be completed in the late summer of 2011, hopefully in time to celebrate the 27th birthday of this amazing organisation.

Portlethen & District Rotary President Robert Humphreys was delighted to hand over a cheque for £800 on behalf of the club, coming from moneys raised and including part of the proceeds from the Club’s annual Duck race held on Stonehaven’s Cowie River in late June.