Charity appeals for your old mobile phones

A NORTH-EAST cancer support charity has launched a New Year drive to raise much-needed funds.

CLAN Cancer Support is calling on anyone who may have received a new mobile phone over the festive period to donate their old handset so that it can be recycled to raise money for the charity.

Susan Crighton, fundraising manager at CLAN Cancer Support, said they would accept old handsets regardless of the age or condition.

She added: “December is obviously a busy time for phone shops with people receiving new mobiles as Christmas presents, with many also looking for a change due to their current contract ending.

“We would greatly appreciate the donation of any old mobile handsets, no matter what model, age or condition as the money raised from the recycling will aid us in continuing to provide our services and support throughout Scotland.”

Old mobile phone handsets can be donated in person at Clan House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, as well as any of their shop outlets and centres throughout North-east Scotland, Orkney and Shetland.

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. The organisation 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 Grampian, Orkney and Shetland.

CLAN has offices in Ballater, Inverurie, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.