CLAN walk seek local volunteers

Marshals and volunteers getting ready before last year's CLAN Landmark Walk
Marshals and volunteers getting ready before last year's CLAN Landmark Walk

Residents of the North-east have been encouraged to volunteer at a charity walk organised later this year.

CLAN Cancer Support’s Landmark Walk requires over 300 marshals and volunteers in order for it to run smoothly.

The popular event returns on Sunday, September 21 featuring a 13 mile and 7.8 mile route, which will explore a range of prominent spots and landmarks across Aberdeen.

For the event to go ahead, the charity need a number of volunteers to step up and help with activities on the day. Duties include covering junction points, manning water stops, handing out goody bags and medals to walkers at the finish line.

The charity is encouraging local individuals and businesses to come forward and find out more about how they can get involved.

CLAN’s fundraising manager, Susan Crighton said: “Without the generous help of volunteers from across the north of Scotland, CLAN wouldn’t be where it is today and we’d be delighted if you could help play a part in what is set to be the biggest and best Landmark Walk yet.”

Last year’s event drew in almost 300 walkers and over 300 marshals and volunteers, as people gathered together to raise over £40,000 for the charity. This year’s event will receive the support of lawyers to the oil industry, Bond Dickinson once again.

Michael Spence of Bond Dickinson said: “At last year’s event it was very obvious how much all the volunteers gained from the experience personally over and above the immeasurable difference their presence made to CLAN. I would strongly encourage participation in this way to a great fun event for a marvellous cause.”

To volunteer telephone CLAN on 01224 647000.