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LOCAL charity CLAN Cancer Support has launched its first-ever virtual fundraising walk.

The event builds upon the success of the charity’s annual CLAN Walk and will take place from the start of August.

CLAN was forced to postpone many events this year due to Covid-19 but organisers said they were “determined” to bring this popular event online.

Participants are encouraged to sign up now and put their best foot forward, whether it’s one mile or 100 miles.

Ross Sangster lost his mum Amanda to cancer nearly six years ago and is walking in her memory.

He said: “Since my mum passed away, together with my brother Fraser and my dad Mike, I have taken part in the CLAN Walk every year, and with all that’s happened over the last few months, it’s more important than ever to support CLAN.

“CLAN is a fantastic charity that did so much for my mum and I that is why I am challenging myself to walk 100 miles!”

Steph McCann, CLAN’s fundraising team manager, said: “The CLAN Walk is our biggest event of the year with over 300 people taking part and a team of over 50 volunteers, but due to social distancing and the timing of the pandemic, we’ve had to postpone this year’s physical walk.

“That is why we have moved online and encouraging people to host their own walk throughout August. CLAN covers the whole of the north-east and Northern Isles, so it’s always been our ambition to get all of the communities we serve walking together in aid of CLAN.”

My CLAN Walk takes place from 1st August to 4th September.

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