CLAN Cancer Support has bolstered its therapy services for the community and issued a fresh appeal for volunteer help within Turriff.
CLAN currently offers a support and information service at the Turriff Library every Thursday from 10am to 4pm. The centre is now offering a new service to also allows those affected by cancer to have access to a range of complementary therapies.
Therapist Deborah Burroughs has joined the Turriff team and is taking appointments for anyone affected by cancer to have complementary therapies such as Reiki, Indian head massage, reflexology and massage.
As part of expanding the services in Turriff, CLAN is also seeking new volunteers in the area.
The charity depends upon volunteers to help a wide range of people affected by cancer, including clients, carers and family members. Trained volunteers offer a listening ear and work alongside specialists to address support or wellbeing concerns. CLAN volunteers also have an important role in fundraising and helping signpost them to other services.
All CLAN volunteers have access to support, full training and ongoing development opportunities
Angie Howarth, CLAN’s north Aberdeenshire area coordinator, said: “CLAN’s volunteers have always been integral to the success of the charity and we’re looking to add to our pool across the areas that the charity operates within.
“In Turriff specifically, there are various openings for support and fundraising volunteers and we’re looking to speak to those interested in giving some of their spare time to get involved with CLAN in Turriff.
“We’re keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have skills that are transferable to the charity, including people between jobs or out of work who may have relevant skills or experience,.
“We are also delighted to be able to offer new services in Turriff and welcome Deborah to the team. I would urge anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis who feels they would benefit from a complementary therapy session to get in touch.”