What is CLAN at the Castle and when is it?
CLAN at the Castle is a sponsored walk & fun day at Crathes Castle on Sunday 10th September, to raise funds and awareness for CLAN Cancer Support
Who can take part in CLAN at the Castle?
Everyone! You’re all welcome to join us at CLAN at the Castle
How can I register for CLAN at the Castle?
You can register online by visiting https://www.entryhub.co.uk/clan-at-the-castle-2017 or you can drop into CLAN House to register in person
Can I speak to someone about CLAN at the Castle?
Yes, we’d love to speak to you! You can contact the Fundraising Team on 01224 647000 or email email@example.com
Is there an age limit?
Banchory Big One – Restricted to participants aged 12 and above
Crathes Crawl – Restricted to participants aged 8 and above
Milton Mile – open to all
Fun Day - open to all
Any person under the age of 16 wishing to participate in the event must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
I’m a slow walker, can I take part?
Of course, the sponsored walk isn’t a race and we welcome walkers of all capabilities.
Can we take part as a team?
Yes, the more the merrier! You can sign up as a team of 4, or multiples thereof.
If you’re unsure please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I change which route I would like to do?
Yes, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01224 647000 or email email@example.com
What time do I need to register?
Registration opens at 9.30am
What time does my walk start?
The Banchory Big One starts at 10.30am
The Crathes Crawl starts at 11am
The Milton Mile starts at 12pm
Is there a walker pack and if so, what’s in it and when will I get it?
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from us which contains all the information you need to know.
You will be invited to the Walker Open Night on Wednesday 30th August, 4:30-7:30pm at CLAN House (120 Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2QA). The walker night is a chance to have a look around CLAN, pick up your event t-shirt, buy your purple merchandise and ask any questions you might have.
On the day you’ll receive your walker pack which contains your walker number and event programme.
What if I can’t attend the Walker Open Night?
Don’t worry – you can pop into CLAN House anytime (during normal opening hours) after this date to collect your t-shirt, or you can collect it at registration on the day.
How do I raise sponsorship?
We’ll send you a personalised sponsor form and advice on how to set up an online giving page. We suggest you ask your family and friends to sponsor you for taking part in this challenge.
If you’d like to do more fundraising you can check out our Fundraising Hints and Tips
Is there a minimum sponsorship?
Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the Aberdeen Landmark Walk over the past 4 years, over £160,000 had been raised to support people affected by cancer across North East Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
We would love to keep adding to that fantastic total and would encourage you to set a target and to raise as much as you can, every pound raised goes a long way in supporting someone in your local community who has been affected by cancer.
Here are some examples of what your support can provide:
£40 can provide a counselling or complementary therapy session
£115 can provide transport services to our clients for one day
£200 can put on an activity for our Children or Teens Group
£850 can operate CLAN House (excluding CLAN Haven) for one day
£1,000 can provide 25 group activity classes
How do I get to CLAN at the Castle?
Address: Crathes Castle, Banchory, AB31 5QH
Crathes Castle is 15 miles west of Aberdeen and 3 miles east of Banchory, with the entrance to the driveway located on the A93.
By Bus: The number 201 or 202 stagecoach bus takes you to the bottom of the driveway at Crathes
Castle. Please note, there is a 1 mile walk from the driveway entrance to the castle.
Is there car parking?
Yes, car parking is included in your entry price! There will be free car parking available on site. The overflow car park will be located at Milton of Crathes and a shuttle bus will run you up to the Castle.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, your four legged friends are welcome to join you in the MacDuff Shellfish Event Village and along the route. We do ask however that all dogs are kept on a short leash and that you bring bags to clean up after your dog.
What do I do with my sponsor money?
Sponsor money can either be dropped off at registration on the day, or can be brought into CLAN House or any other CLAN centre after the event.
All sponsorship money should be with CLAN by Friday 6th October.
Can I volunteer at CLAN at the Castle?
Yes, events like this don't run themselves so volunteer help is most welcome. You can sign up as a volunteer here https://clanlandmarkwalk.wufoo.eu/forms/clan-at-the-castle-volunteer/
What if the weather’s not great?
If it is raining, the sponsored walk will still go ahead however some of the fun day activities may not be able to run as planned.
In extreme weather, the event may need to be postponed or cancelled. Our website and social media will be able to give you any relevant updates should this occur.