CLAN Cancer Support has welcomed Mike Wilson, director of Aberdeen-based creative marketing and event management agency Mearns & Gill, to its board.
Mike Wilson also brings with him a diverse business background within the wholesale distribution and construction industries. In 2016, Mike acquired Mearns & Gill during what was the businesses 80th birthday.
He said: “I’ve always been impressed by the vital work undertaken by CLAN. The inclusivity and accessibility of CLAN’s cancer support services is tremendous and a real help to those facing difficult and uncertain times.
“The fact that CLAN’s support is available locally to so many communities is also fundamental. It’s a privilege to be joining the CLAN board and to play a part in continuing the great work of this special north-east charity.”
CLAN Chairman, Hugh Little, added: “As a well-respected member of the north-east business community, Mike brings with him a depth of business knowledge and marketing perspective along with an understanding of the third sector which I know will be a strong asset to the board.
“Through each appointment to the board we look to strengthen the existing skillset we have in place, ensuring the board can continue to support CLAN’s senior management team, staff, volunteers and the many clients we support on a daily basis throughout north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
“With Mike’s addition to the board, I am confident that CLAN can continue to build on the strength of its reputation and service delivery which has developed during the past 35 years.”
CLAN Cancer Support’s board currently consists of 11 members with all board members sharing their time with the charity and working closely with CLAN’s management team on a voluntary basis to ensure the charity’s ongoing success.
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, Crimond, Inverurie, Lossiemouth, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.