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CLAN Cancer Support receives £20,000 donation from JHF

CLAN Cancer Support receives £20,000 donation from JHF

John Hartson Foundation is privileged to support organisations working hard to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Thanks to your generous support and fundraising, we are able to make donations to these organisations so they can continue supporting those who need it.

In December 2017, JHF were pleased to donate £20,000 to CLAN Cancer Support, a charity which does fantastic work by providing emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.

John and the JHF team visited the CLAN head office in Aberdeen to hand-deliver the cheque, meeting the CLAN team staff and spending time with them.

Based in Aberdeen, CLAN Cancer Support have 11 local support and wellbeing centres across the north east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. They work with those living with cancer, providing support, counselling, complementary therapies and wellbeing activities to improve the quality of all those in need of support.

John previously visited CLAN in May 2016, spending time with service users and CLAN team members and was impressed with the work they put in as they provide support, comfort and information to any person, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN tries to ease anxiety and stress and increase their ability to cope with the effects of serious illness.

This is the second substantial donation JHF has made in 2017 after Les Hoey Dream-Maker Foundation also received £20,000.

John Hartson said:

“It is vital people affected by cancer, in many different ways, are able to have access to professional advice and support within their own communities. CLAN provides a wide range of services and we are delighted to be able to support them with our donation. Once again, I’m very humbled by the work done here by the staff and volunteers. Long may it continue.”

Dr Colette Backwell, chief executive of CLAN Cancer Support, said:

“We were delighted to welcome John back to CLAN House. On behalf of everyone at CLAN, I would like to thank the John Hartson Foundation for its very generous donation which will help us to continue to support people affected by cancer and raise awareness of our services.

“John’s cancer journey is inspiring and the work his foundation carries out to promote the importance of checking for early signs of cancer is vital. We are incredibly grateful for John’s continued support and interest in CLAN’s work.”

CLAN Cancer Support tweeted:

“Thanks for spending so much time with us today and for the fantastic donation of £20,000. It means a great deal to the people we support on a daily basis.”

For more information about CLAN Cancer Support, please visit their website.

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15th December 2017