Appeal for volunteers in Inverurie

CLAN Cancer Support is seeking new volunteers
CLAN Cancer Support is seeking new volunteers

A leading cancer support charity has issued a fresh appeal for help within Inverurie.

CLAN Cancer Support offers a support and information service at its base within the Roman Catholic Church on North Street in Inverurie every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm. The centre also allows those affected by cancer to have access to a range of complementary therapies.

A big part of the charity’s success in Inverurie has been its volunteers and the charity is now looking to bolster its number of support volunteers within the area.

Support volunteers currently help a wide range of people affected by cancer, including clients, carers and other family members, by offering a listening ear or by working alongside them to address support or wellbeing concerns. They also have an important role in helping signpost them to other services.

All CLAN volunteers have access to support, full training and ongoing development opportunities.

Gemma Powell, CLAN’s South and Central Aberdeenshire Area Coordinator, said: “CLAN’s volunteers have always been integral to the success of the charity as a whole and with Volunteers’ Week currently underway, we’re looking to add to our team across the various areas that the charity operates within.

“In Inverurie specifically, there are various openings for support volunteers and we’re looking to speak to those interested in giving some of their spare time to get involved with CLAN. Perhaps you are currently between jobs or have relevant skills or experience; we’re keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have skills that are transferable to the charity.”

Those interested in discussing a potential support volunteer role in more detail, please contact CLAN in Inverurie on 07834 465602 or email inverurie@clanhouse.org.

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.