Donate stamps to cancer charity

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Individuals are being asked to think of a leading north-east cancer support charity by donating leftover stamps from Christmas.

CLAN Cancer Support has issued an appeal for any second-hand stamps from Christmas presents and card packaging that it can recycle to raise funds.

The charity, which provides free support services to anyone affected by cancer across the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland, is also on the hunt for all foreign coins, including old British money.

As well as the stamps and coins, CLAN is also asking individuals to donate any unwanted mobile phone handsets, of any condition, which again can be recycled to raise funds for the charity.

CLAN launched a similar appeal this time last year and saw hundreds of handsets donated, along with a range of coins and stamps with all funds raised going towards its provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “We’re on the hunt for any leftover coins, stamps and mobile phones that we can recycle to raise funds for CLAN.

“With the sending of presents and cards at Christmas, leftover stamps are in plentiful supply at this time of year, along with new mobile phone handsets so we’re looking for the help of anyone who may have spares.

“We’ve had great success in the past with this appeal and I’d like to thank all those who have donated any of these to the charity. Your donation really can make a big difference.”

Donations of foreign coins, stamps and mobile phones can be made in person at any of the CLAN sessions at the Roman Catholic Church, 116 North Street, Inverurie on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm.

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, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org.