50 hole charity challenge to travel through Portlethen

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A CLAN Cancer Support charity event which will be held next month is set to make its way across Aberdeenshire golf courses including Portlethen.

The “50-hole challenge” will see cancer survivor Martin Reid play one hole on 50 different golf courses from Brora to Banchory over two days to raise money for CLAN.

Martin, who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on his tongue and neck in 2014, will play holes on Portlethen, Fraserburgh and Deeside golf courses during the second day of the challenge on Tuesday, June 23.

Mr Reid, who will take on the challenge alongside three of his close friends, said: “During my treatment and recovery I found great solace in the CLAN house in Aberdeen.

“They are a warm and friendly organisation that offers support to patients, friends and family who are affected by this all too common disease.

“The treatment, support, information and therapies offered by CLAN made a huge difference to me and are invaluable to thousands of others each year.

Being as lucky as I was, I wanted to give something back to this charity.

“They require £2.5 million per year to be operational and do not receive government funding.

“The fact CLAN has support centres in Elgin, Fraserburgh and Peterhead to name a few gives the location of this challenge a more personal feel to all involved.”

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