Students hold event in aid of CLAN

Waiting for the first race at the CLAN Race Night at the Kintore Arms, Inverurie
Waiting for the first race at the CLAN Race Night at the Kintore Arms, Inverurie

GROUPS of Communication with PR and Media students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have been given the task to raise £1030 during a 6 week period for the cancer support organisation, CLAN.

In order to achieve that, students are expected to organise and deliver a fundraising event. On behalf of CLAN, one team welcomed all Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen city residents along to the Kintore Arms Hotel, Inverurie for a Race Night including a raffle, live music and food on Friday (April 2) at 7:30pm.

Tickets for the fundraising event were set at a price of £10 per person and were on sale at the Kintore Arms Hotel and CLAN Inverurie. The ticket price included food, entertainment and the entry to the best fundraiser in Inverurie.

Those attending were given the chance to take part in a virtual horse racing, a raffle and enjoyed music from a live act, and a buffet.

The Race to Raise event aimed to raise funds and increase the awareness of local people in Inverurie and the whole North-East of Scotland, about the variety of cancer support services offered free of charge by CLAN.

The success of this event was ensured by the professional support from local businesses in Inverurie including the Kintore Arms Hotel, as well as, by the determination of the students involved. The local charity, CLAN offered expertise in fundraising and all the money raised will help CLAN offer support services free of charge to anyone affected by cancer.

Gemma Powell, Aberdeenshire Area Services Coordinator, said: “We are delighted that RGU has chosen CLAN Cancer Support as its nominated charity for this project. All ten teams were challenged to organise and implement an event which would raise funds and awareness of CLAN in our 30thAnniversary year – students have more than risen to that challenge. By hosting this race night in Inverurie, this team is also helping to raise awareness of our support services in the community. ”