A north-east cancer charity has been given a £400,000 grant to ensure it can continue supporting children whose families have been affected by the disease.
Clan Cancer Support was given the huge cash injection by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, which will fund its vital children and families cancer support service for the next three years.
Clan staff will use the money to assist people and families through all stages of cancer, from diagnosis, to treatment, and emotional support through bereavements.
Based in Aberdeen, the charity assists those living all across the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Dr Colette Backwell, chief executive of Clan, said: “The funding will be used to develop our growing children and family service across the communities we serve as we continue to see the update of our range of free support services for those affected by cancer increase.
“A cancer diagnosis can be difficult for adults and children alike, and any funding that aids us in helping individuals and families find comfort throughout this time is warmly welcome by the charity.”
Maureen McGinn, chairwoman of the Big Lottery Fund Scotland said: “Our aim is to support people and communities in the greatest need.
“And this award to Clan Cancer Support is an excellent example of how our funding can help bring about positive changes for people facing challenging circumstances.”