Call for Moray mobile users to dig out their old phones

People in Moray are being urged to hand their unused mobile phones over to a local charity as they bid to get their 2015 fundraising campaign under way.

Elgin-based CLAN Cancer Support are asking anyone who might have an old mobile handset to donate it to the charity so that it can then be recycled – raising vital funding.

The charity is appealing to those who may have received a new phone for Christmas and to those who may be due an upgrade on their existing phone contract. CLAN say that they can accept all mobile handsets, regardless of their age and condition.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “Traditionally, the start of the year is always a busy period for phone shops and we’re asking anyone who may have an old handset lying around to consider donating it to CLAN.

“Once the handset is donated, we can then recycle the phone to help raise funds for the charity so we’re really on the lookout for handsets of all shapes and sizes; even if they don’t work we can still accept them.

“All money raised from the appeal will go towards CLAN’s provision of free support services to anyone affected by cancer across the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. Your donation really could help make a big difference.”

Donations can be made in person at CLAN’s Moray base at 227 High Street, Elgin.

The independent charity provides comfort support and information free of charge to anyone 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.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support call (01224) 647 000 or visit

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