Local charity Clan Cancer Support is looking for volunteers to help them Light the North this Autumn! The sculpture trail will draw people to explore communities across the north-east and the northern isles to see 50 2.5m tall lighthouses designed by some of the UK’s most talented artists.
The trail starts on 9th August for ten weeks and also features 90 smaller lighthouses designed by schools and community groups. At the end of the trail, the 50 large lighthouses will be displayed and auctioned off on 1stNovember to raise funds for the charity.
Clan is looking for volunteers from across the region and islands to help throughout the trail, the farewell weekend and auction with various roles available.
Light the North Project Manager, Steph McCann, said, “We’re starting to ramp up preparations for Light the North, and now we need your help to bring the event to fruition. We have a host of volunteering roles across the north-east and Northern Isles, from sculpture installation to our pop-up Light the North store in Aberdeen. There really is something for everyone!”
Set to be one of the first major events in the north-east since the start of the pandemic, the team at Light the North hope that the trail can bring people together to rediscover communities across the region. The team at Clan are excited to hear from people who want to make a difference to their community, to support a well-known charity or who just want to get involved with this unique project.
Steph continued, “Volunteering is at the very heart of everything that Clan does. Volunteering allows you to meet new people, work in a team and gain new experience all while having fun! You can volunteer as an individual, with friends and family, a corporate team, or a community group. It’s the perfect way to reconnect with people and make new friends all while helping to make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.”
Light the North will shine a light across the north-east and Northern Isles helping to spread awareness and funds for Clan’s professional cancer support services. Clan are urging those interested in volunteering to get in touch today.