Clan House in Westburn Road, Aberdeen was the venue for a recent visit by Kintore Rotarians and their partners. It replaced the weekly meeting, and members donated what they would normally pay for their meal, to the CLAN charity.
Recently opened, the accommodation is excellent with private bathrooms, a kitchen area overlooking Westburn Park and also a lounge area. The conservatory in the main building also overlooks the Park and provides an area for people to sit quietly, or meet with others. Individual counselling rooms, rooms for individual therapy sessions such as Reiki or Aromatherapy and a children’s play area complete the accommodation.
Debbie Thomson, Chief Executive at Clan and Jane Adams the volunteer Co-ordinator, showed their Rotary visitors around the Centre, which is the only one of its kind in the North East, and also areas including Orkney and Shetland. All funding comes from charitable donations.
Debbie commented: “I was really delighted to welcome members of the Rotary Club of Kintore to our wonderful new building and thank them for their generous donation which, with Gift Aid, totalled £187.50p. Through the tour of our support centre and CLAN Haven, our bed and breakfast facility, I hope I have given members a wider understanding of the level of support and services we provide to so many people of all ages who are living with their own or a loved one’s cancer diagnosis”
In proposing a vote of thanks, Rotarian Alistair Mackay said he was struck by the sense of “peace and tranquillity”, which must surely be of “great comfort” to people who use the centre and he expressed his admiration for the dedication and commitment of the staff who work there.
CLAN is an independent charity covering the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland and caters for anyone affected by any type of cancer at any time from diagnosis onwards. Whether affected personally, as a carer, family member or close friend, their services are available to you.