Staff members and volunteers from the charity CLAN travelled from Shetland, Orkney, Elgin, Banchory, Ballater, Moray, Inverurie, Turriff and Crimond for a gathering of over 70 people for a day of learning and friendship.
CLAN CEO Dr Colette Backwell shared the latest CLAN achievements, identifying that the charity supported 2500 people in 2018, almost half of which were new clients, including 135 new clients who were supported by the children and families’ team.
Staff members also shared the latest news from the charity’s centres across the north-east, enabling the whole team to learn from each other.
Anne Marie Robson, a support volunteer for CLAN said:
“The gathering is a great opportunity to get to know everybody and to understand the overall picture. It’s nice to feel involved – it makes you feel even more passionate about what CLAN does.”
“CLAN’s services in the community, at our centres and outreach facilities, are vital as people undergoing cancer treatment may not be able to travel far, so we work hard to reach as many areas as we can, bringing professional, caring support to those who need it most.”CLAN CEO Dr Colette Backwell
The CLAN gathering takes place twice a year enabling those working in outlying areas to meet with their team members and gain a greater understanding of the achievements of CLAN as a whole.