Castle Fraser festival to support cancer charity

Castle Fraser will provide the backdrop for The Square in the Park festival to be held on September 7.
Castle Fraser will provide the backdrop for The Square in the Park festival to be held on September 7.

A unique music festival is taking place next month which will support a local cancer support charity.

The Square in the Park event will take place at Castle Fraser near Inverurie on Saturday, September 7.

The one-day event will showcase bands from across the region, with the headline act being one of Europe’s best Coldplay tribute concert bands, Liveplay, who are coming from Italy to take part in the festival.

The event will support two charities including CLAN, which supports people affected by cancer.

Event organiser, Stephen Macdonald, who also owns Kintore’s The Square pub and hotel, chose CLAN as he appreciated the support CLAN had given to the family of a friend of his.

As well as centres across Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Northern Isles, CLAN has a base in Inverurie. The CLAN centre at Burnside Court offers drop-in support and information for everyone affected by cancer, along with support groups, counselling, a dedicated children, teens and families service and complementary therapies.

The festival is raising funds for Brothers in Arms, a charity which focuses on men’s mental health.

Mr Macdonald said: “Square in the Park is a real community event, so it is important that we share our success with an important local charity.

“I know from personal experience that CLAN provides excellent support to local people affected by cancer. The wellbeing centre in Inverurie provides vital support right at the heart of the community, so Square at the Park is proud to be associate with CLAN.”

Moureen Wilson, CLAN community fundraising coordinator, said: “ From our wellbeing centre in Inverurie, we provide support for anyone who is affected by cancer.

“It is important to CLAN to be part of the community, so we are proud to be involved in this exciting music festival.

“CLAN representatives will be available on the day to talk to festival-goers and we are sure everyone will have a fantastic day out.”

The Square in the Park will be open from 3pm to 8pm, with food and drink available from the extensive festival village on-site.

Coaches will be available from Kintore to Castle Fraser before and after the event.

CLAN’s Inverurie drop-in centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-4pm, and Tuesdays from 12pm-7pm.

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