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Clan House receives donation from charitable trust

13/12/11

A North-east cancer support charity has received a 2,000 donation from The Lord Provost's Charitable Trust to pay for a hearing loop for its new headquarters in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen's Lord and Lady Provost, Peter and Sandra Stephen, visited CLAN House to hand over the money to Debbie Thomson, CLAN Cancer Support chief executive, at CLAN Cancer Support. 

The new purpose-designed building on Westburn Road will allow the charity to greatly expand the services and support it currently offers to anyone affected by cancer in the North-east, as well as Orkney and Shetland.  

The Lord Provost's Charitable Trust is a fund independent of Aberdeen City Council, which was set up for the millennium to support good causes of all kinds in Aberdeen.  

The board of trustees meets regularly throughout the year to consider applications and discuss fundraising opportunities, and agreed to the donation of 2,000 for the equipment, which will help visitors with hearing difficulties. 

Lord Provost Peter Stephen said: "We were pleased to visit the new CLAN House and CLAN Haven to hand over the donation of 2,000 from the Lord Provost's Charitable Trust.  

"CLAN does such a fantastic job supporting local people who are affected by cancer and the new centre is modern and purpose-built but it has not lost the warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes CLAN so special. 

"We were delighted to award the charity the funds it needs to pay for a hearing loop system for the new building." 

Debbie Thomson, CLAN Cancer Support chief executive, added: "We were delighted to receive such a generous donation from the Trust which will ensure that our facility is more accessible to more people. 

"It was a pleasure to show both the Lord and Lady Provost round our new facility as their continued support is extremely important to us." 

Offering specific areas for children and families, areas for relaxation and a wide range of therapies, as well as outdoor space for visitors to enjoy and relax in, the charity is committed to ensuring the new building focused on improving the health and well-being of clients of all ages.                              

The new centre includes expanded accommodation and facilities for people travelling from outwith Aberdeen City for treatment at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary within the CLAN Haven facility.