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CLAN Cancer Support to Light the North in 2021


By Sarah Rollo

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NEW dates have been set for a charity sculpture trail which will see mini lighthouses erected across the north-east.

CLAN Cancer Support, which works throughout Moray, the north-east and the Northern Isles, had planned for the art sculpture trail Light the North to take place from September to November this year.

The COVID outbreak saw that put on hold, but now organisers have said it will run from March to the end of May in 2021.

The installation will include over 50 lighthouses spread throughout the north-east, Orkney and Shetland. Each will be 2.5 metres tall and designed by artists from across the UK and beyond.

Charlie Langhorne, from Wild in Art, with CLAN's Fiona Fernie.
Charlie Langhorne, from Wild in Art, with CLAN's Fiona Fernie.

CLAN’s head of income generation and business development, Fiona Fernie, said: "The last few months have been incredibly tough for everyone and especially for those coping with a cancer diagnosis.

"CLAN has continued to be there for people affected by cancer having over 2500 client contact sessions since the start of lockdown.

"That is why we are so excited to be reigniting our plans to not only raise money to support people affected by cancer, but to produce the most significant and inspiring art sculpture trail the north-east and Northern Isles has ever seen.”

Event partners Wild in Art have been behind some of the most popular art sculpture trails across the world.

Managing director and co-founder Charlie Langhorne said: "While we were all disappointed that we had to postpone Light the North, I’m sure everyone will understand why.

"The new dates allow us more time to enjoy the anticipation of next year’s trail and look forward to spending time with our friends, families and communities as we all light the north with beaming smiles.”

Visit www.lightthenorth.co.uk to keep up to date and to find out more about the lighthouse trail.

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