CLAN’s Ballater shop calls for volunteers

CLAN Cancer Support is appealing for individuals of all ages to help volunteer in its Ballater shop.

The charity shop in the Deeside town, which is open Monday to Saturday every week, is an important source of income that helps ensure CLAN provides a host of free services locally to anyone affected by cancer.

Renowned for the quality of goods on sale, including an extensive range of men and women’s clothing, household items, books and DVDs, the success of the shop owes a lot to the time and dedication of its volunteers.

And now the charity is looking to increase it pool of shop volunteers to enable it to continue to be a success in the coming months.

Aliso Hodgetts, shop manager and client support assistant at CLAN’s Ballater shop, said: “We simply couldn’t run our shop without the support of a dedicated team of volunteers. Each of our volunteers usually offer around three hours per week to help with various jobs in the shop, often serving customers and keeping the shop stocked up with donations.

“We have a great team here in Ballater and most importantly we have a lot of fun. However, as our shop donations have increased in the last few years, so has our need for volunteers so we’re asking anyone with time to spare to consider volunteering with the charity.”

The charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. For further information about CLAN please call (01224) 647 000 or visit<>