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Friends of Anchor

Pledge £80 and get a free place

This year we are once again partnering with local, Aberdeen-based charity Friends of ANCHOR to help make a direct difference to cancer and haematology care in the region. 


Join us to #championthecause by signing up to fundraise for Friends on ANCHOR in 2021.

How to fundraise

There are four simple ways to fundraise for Friends of ANCHOR with Glack Trail.


Pledge £80 of fundraising for Friends of ANCHOR and get a free place

There are 50 free places only. Contact FoA now to grab your place:

Sponsor pack

To receive your Friends of ANCHOR sponsor pack you can either tick the Friends of ANCHOR box when registering for Glack Trail, or contact the fundraising team at


Virgin Money Giving

Raise funds by setting up your own Virgin Money Giving page

Every penny you raise in sponsorship will benefit North-east cancer and haematology patients receiving treatment at the ANCHOR Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.



Volunteer at Glack Trail – a donation to Friends of ANCHOR will be made for each volunteer.

How Friends of ANCHOR help

Friends of ANCHOR has directly supported patients and staff of the ANCHOR Unit since it opened in 1997. The Unit itself, which stands for Aberdeen & North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy, is a collective of specialised wards and clinics within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The charity’s reach extends to patients in Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

Friends of ANCHOR is entirely donor-funded and unique in that every penny of its operational costs are fully covered by local company, Balmoral Group, allowing 100% to be invested directly where the need is greatest. 

With a focus on practical and innovative solutions that improve the immediate and long-term quality of care for patients, the charity is committed to:


Person-centred wellbeing 

Providing bespoke specialist services and provisions to help bring care, comfort and support.


Advanced equipment

Driving innovation, over and above what NHS provides, to advance diagnosis and treatment.

Pioneering research

Funding research to push the boundaries in the fight against cancer and haematology conditions.


Clinical excellence 

Enhancing education and expertise to promote Aberdeen as a leading hospital for cancer and haematology care.

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