MV Hjaltland crew and colleagues raise over £4,800 for Clan Cancer Support

Tuesday 7th March 2023

Serco NorthLink Ferries staff  have raised over £4,800 in support of Clan, a charity supporting those affected by cancer across north-east Scotland.

Staff on board and ashore, led by m.v. Hjaltland’s  Kathryn Fullerton  carried out fundraising activities over the course of last year to gather  funds for the chartity.

Efforts included a sponsored walk, Sunday tea fundraiser and festive raffle. In addition, staff sold NorthLink merchandise, hoodies, T-shirts and mugs – made locally in the Islands – and gathered cash on board through bucket donation collections.

NorthLink staff  support a specific charity partner each year, with Clan Cancer Support chosen as the charity partner for 2022. The funds will go towards providing lifeline services to people and families across Moray, Orkney, and Shetland.

Billy Robb, Customer Service Director for Serco NorthLink Ferries, said: “We are thrilled that our colleagues raised this amount for Clan Cancer Support – a fantastic charity which carries out vital work helping people across the north-east affected by cancer.

“Clan is a charity which is close to the heart of the Northern Isles community and many people know at least one person who has benefitted from its services. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in fundraising activities or made a donation, with special thanks to Kathryn Fullerton, known to many of our customers as our Retail Supervisor on m.v. Hjaltland, who organised the fundraiser. I hope that it will go towards helping the charity as it continues to support the wider community.”

Alana Welsh, mainland community development coordinator for Clan Cancer Support, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Kathryn and the Serco Northlink Ferries team for this fantastic donation. They have shown real commitment and drive with their fundraising efforts over the last year and the money raised will help Clan support local people affected by cancer across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.”

Header image: MV Hjaltland fundraiser for CLAN – Kathryn Fullerton and Captain Sean Smith photo © Copyright Graeme Clark