In this weeks issue

Charity To Pilot Drop-In Support Service In City Centre
City Businesses Join Forces And Target Growth
ITCA Training Awarded Gold accreditation
ACC Officer Wins £££ from ACC Contest; Judges Include ACC Officers
Roger Goodyear Recognised At Tourism Awards
Enhanced Ambassador Scheme Aims To Boost NE Tourism
Beavers – Unique Opportunity For The Scottish Highlands
Santas On The Run To Gift Children’s Charity
Aberdeen 0 Celtic 3 - Betfred League Cup Final 27.11.16
Old Susannah No. 197 - Giving Thanks
Events and Information
Charity To Pilot Drop-In Support Service In City Centre

Charity To Pilot Drop-In Support Service In City Centre

With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix. Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) is piloting a support service within the city centre to gauge demand for a permanent drop-in presence. The charity is providing the service, called The Club, every Friday afternoon from the Health Village in Frederick Street for an initial period of eight weeks, offering free support, information and services to anyone affected by challenges related to mental health and wellbeing. The aim is to provide support in an accessible location for people and explore the possibility of gaining funding to make the drop-in club permanent. Astrid Whyte, chief executive of MHA, said: “As a charity we are always looking for the best ways to provide help and […]

Christmas Ceilidh With Iron Broo 23.12.16

Christmas Ceilidh With Iron Broo 23.12.16

Dance your Mad Friday Blues away at one of the best ceilidhs in town, and raise funds for Aberdeen Cyrenians into the bargain to assist them in their endeavours to provide support to the city’s homeless and hungry.

Carmelite Hotel, 23rd December, 7.30 for 8pm til late.

Tickets: £20 Adult, £15 under 16.
email charlieabel@ironbroo.scot or Tel. 07802 861390

Generous Response To Children’s Book Appeal 

Generous Response To Children’s Book Appeal 

With thanks to Clare Scott, Communications Consultant, CJS Communication & Marketing. An Aberdeen-based family support charity has been overwhelmed by the response to an appeal for donations of children’s books towards its 2016 book advent. Home-Start Aberdeen launched the book advent appeal in September. The initiative encourages parents to read a book with their children each day in December prior to Christmas. It is believed that reading together encourages families to bond, as well as helping with literacy, communication and imaginative skills. The charity, which works with local families who are vulnerable or suffering from isolation, was inundated with interest. Sufficient donations of books were received well within the stipulated cut-off date of 4 November. Home-Start Aberdeen representatives have now […]

CLAN Seeks Prize Donations For Christmas Cracker Event

CLAN Seeks Prize Donations For Christmas Cracker Event

With thanks to Ross Anderson, Senior Account Manager, Citrus:Mix A leading north-east cancer support charity has asked businesses and members of the public to donate prizes for its largest fundraising event of the year. CLAN Cancer Support’s annual Christmas Cracker event, The Nutcracker, will take place at the Ardoe House Hotel and Spa on the evening of Saturday, November 26. The successful fundraiser, which sees individuals and businesses from across the North-east come together in support of the popular charity, includes a drinks reception, three-course dinner, entertainment and dancing. Last year’s event raised more than £83,000 and businesses and members of the public have been asked to donate gifts and prizes for fundraising activities on the night. Susan Crighton, CLAN’s […]

Sponsored Sleep-Out Helps Apprentices Smash Charity Target

Sponsored Sleep-Out Helps Apprentices Smash Charity Target

With thanks to Esther Green, Senior Account Executive, Tricker PR. More than 30 staff from Aberdeen Asset Management who swapped their home comforts for a night exposed to the elements have helped young apprenticeship colleagues smash a £10,000 fundraising target. Just four weeks into their six week money raising mission and the five-strong team of apprentices have already gathered a total of £10,350 for Aberdeen Cyrenians. The bulk of the cash came from sponsorship when the apprentices persuaded colleagues to join them sleeping rough in Aberdeen. Dressed in cosy clothes, including hats, gloves and scarves and armed with sturdy sleeping bags, 33 Aberdeen Asset Management employees took part in Aberdeen Cyrenians Sleepout in the car park of Asda at Garthdee, […]

Charity Out To Show Glass Is Half Full With The BEN

Charity Out To Show Glass Is Half Full With The BEN

Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society launches Glass Half Full campaign to encourage current and former industry workers in Aberdeen to sign up for support. With thanks to Duncan Fisher, Senior Account Manager, The BIG Partnership.

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society, known as The BEN, has launched a new campaign to increase the number of people it supports and is calling on potential beneficiaries from Aberdeen to get in touch.

The Glass Half Full campaign, which was launched with the help of leading industry figures at Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry, is targeting current and former members of the licensed trade who have fallen on hard times through illness, unemployment or other factors, and would benefit from financial aid.