CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO CLAN CANCER SUPPORT!

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CLAN Cancer Support received an early Christmas present in the form of a £6,000 cheque from Aberdeen-based SPAR stores.

The money was raised through the sale of single-use carrier bags, which costs customers 2p per bag, and was collected and donated to a local charity nominated by the relevant stores. The initiative has been in place since 2008 and has already raised over £250,000 which has been invested directly into the surrounding community.

Chris Endersen, Company Owned Stores Controller said, “We’d like to thank our customers for making this possible. Not only do many deserving charities across Scotland benefit from the monies raised, we also believe it encourages our customers to reuse carrier bags which helps protect the environment”. So far, SPAR Scotland’s plastic bag usage has decreased by 40% since the launch of the scheme.

CLAN Cancer Support is one of the 25 charities across the country to benefit from the monies raised. Cheques will be donated to various campaigns from youth clubs, elderly care and specialist medical treatment throughout the early New Year.