A north-east cancer support charity is asking for donations of old mobile phones as its 2014 fundraising campaign starts in earnest.
CLAN Cancer Support is appealing to anyone who may have received a new mobile phone over the festive period to donate their old handset with a view to it being recycled to raise money for the charity.
Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “The start of the year is always a busy time for phone shops with many receiving a new handset over the festive period and we’re appealing to those who have old mobile phones lying around to donate them to CLAN, regardless of age and condition.
“The phones get recycled, helping us to raise funds for the charity so we really are grateful for the support of anyone who donates an old handset as part of the appeal.”
All money raised from the appeal will go towards CLAN’s provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer across the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Old handsets can be handed in at CLAN’s base at 58A High Street, The Hub, Fraserburgh Development Trust in Fraserburgh.
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, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.
For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org.