Helping Clan Cancer Support Light The North
Updated: Nov 29, 2021
Giving back to the local community is something that we believe strongly in, so when the opportunity arose to sponsor a lighthouse as part of Clan Cancer Support’s ‘Light The North’ lighthouse trail, we were really keen to offer our support.
Organised by Clan, in partnership with Wild In Art, the lighthouse trail featured 50 large lighthouse sculptures and eight smaller ones. Each lighthouse was sponsored by a business and designed by a selected artist.
According to the charity, the lighthouse sculptures each represented a safe haven, a beacon in a storm, navigation through troubles waters; all of which aligns to Clan’s own aims.
Our lighthouse, ‘Orcadian Nights’ was created by artist Helen Stephenson, and inspired by the Neolithic decorated stones found on the Ness of Brodgar site on Orkney. Working with mosaic and mirror tiles, Helen recreated Neolithic triangular and lattice patterns onto the lighthouse. By day the mirror tiles reflect the even changing light and surroundings. By night the lighthouse illuminates in a phosphorescent glow.
Located across the North-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland over a 10-week period, the sculptures were auctioned off on Monday, November 1st at an in-person and online event held at Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie.
More than £324,000 was raised, generating much needed funds to help Clan continue to support people affected by cancer. Our lighthouse alone raised £11,000.
A well-established local charity, Clan provides emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer. More information the services it offers can be found at www.clancancersupport.org