Classics wanted for CLAN Castle Cavalcade

Owners of classic cars and motorcycles have been urged to sign up for a fundraising event, which will see them tour north-east castles in aid of a leading cancer support charity.

Now in its fifth year, CLAN Cavalcade will take place on Saturday 9 June, and will see classic vehicles visit several popular venues in Aberdeenshire and Moray throughout the day to raise funds for CLAN Cancer Support.

Starting at Gordon Castle, Fochabers at 9am, the tour will take in Huntly Castle at 11am; Leith Hall, Kennethmont at 11.45am; Corgarff restaurant and knitwear shop at 1pm; Drumin Castle, Glenlivit at 3.45pm; and Balvenie Castle, Dufftown at 4.15pm.

The vehicles will then return to Gordon Castle at 5.30pm where the vehicle owners will enjoy an early evening supper at the Walled Garden Restaurant.

Last year, more than 17 cars and motorcycles took part in CLAN Cavalcade with a Ferrari F355, MGC Roadster, Porsche 911 and Morris Minor convertible among the vehicles which took to the road.

Tracy Sellar, CLAN Cancer Support Cancer Services Area Manager, said: “CLAN Cavalcade is always a very popular event with owners of classic cars and motorcycles as well as members of the public who come to see them.

“This year we’re going to be stopping at a number of castles around the north-east throughout the day which will provide a superb backdrop for people to share their passion for classic cars and motorcycles with others.

“We’re keen to hear from owners who would like to join us with their classic cars and motorcycles on a tour of the north-east of Scotland which will raise awareness and funds for the work CLAN Cancer Support carries out to support people affected by cancer, not only in Moray, but across north-east Scotland, Orkney and Shetland.”

A minimum of £25 in sponsorship is required from vehicle owners to enter CLAN Cavalcade.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness.

Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Buckie, Crimond, Elgin, Forres, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For information and a registration pack to take part in CLAN Cavalcade, please contact CLAN Elgin on 01343 544132 or email: [email protected]