A leading north-east cancer support charity has shown its commitment to the Inverurie area by securing a move to new premises within the town.
CLAN Cancer Support will be moving to Unit C, Burn Lane later this summer, having signed a long term lease.
The charity currently provides wellbeing and support services for anyone affected by cancer within the Roman Catholic Church Halls on the town’s North Street, three days a week. The new premises, which was previously home to The Doormouse & Teacup, will allow the charity to expand the services it currently provides in the community.
The purpose-designed space will have a drop in area where people can access information and support without need for appointment, in a relaxed setting. The centre will also have specific space for one-to-one counselling, dedicated children, teens and family support, and complementary therapies aimed at pain and stress relief.
CLAN Cancer Support Chief Executive, Dr Colette Backwell, believes the new base will provide the charity with the ideal opportunity to build upon the cancer support and wellbeing services the charity already provides in the area, free of charge.
She said: “CLAN has had a presence in the Inverurie area for a number of years now, and the support we have had from the community in and around Inverurie has been fantastic. This move is a significant step for CLAN and one which is in response to the changing needs of those who come to us for support.
“Our previous base within the Church Halls has served us very well however our new premises will allow us greater flexibility, the chance to expand and further tailor our services, as well as creating a truly relaxing and welcoming space for anyone visiting the centre.
“The Inverurie and Garioch area has seen a great deal of expansion in recent times, and we feel the centre will allow us to reach a greater number of people in the area who are affected by a cancer diagnosis, either personally or through a family member, friend or colleague.
“We cannot deliver the level of service we do without the support and work of our dedicated volunteers, and by expanding our services we will in turn require more volunteers. If anyone is interested in finding out more please do get in touch.”
For more information please contact CLAN Cancer Support Area Coordinator, Fiona Cormack, (07720 737497).
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, Buckie, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.
For more information about CLAN Cancer Support, please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org