In this weeks issue

Teuchters v Toonsers: Mannies' Fitba For Charity
Shire Council Withdraws Charities' Rates Relief
Children Invited To Name New Charity Mascot
Blood, Sweat and Gears: Cyclists Smash Fundraising Targets
Glen Tanar Estate Welcomes Over 570 Scouts
Huntly Businesses Back Dennis For MSP
Sweet Partnership For Mental Health Aberdeen
Special Commendation For 'Dragons’ Glen' Apprentices
Peter Anson – Artist, Writer And Sometime Priest
Charity Boss Scoops Two Prestigious Awards
Events and Information
The Brutalist Playground - Peacock Visual Arts

The Brutalist Playground – Peacock Visual Arts

With thanks to John Morrison.

Peacock Visual Arts is delighted to host The Brutalist Playground by recent Turner Prize winners Assemble, and artist Simon Terrill, exploring post-war design for play, as part of Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival.

Brutalism was an architectural movement of the 1950s-70s, which aligned with a new socialist agenda.

Buildings were fortress-like in form, often of grand monolithic scale and designed to bring function to the flow of people populating them.

"BIG" Fundraising For Africa

“BIG” Fundraising For Africa

With thanks to Kieran Booth. In October last year Barthol Chapel resident Kieran Booth (pictured), was selected by the charity, First Aid Africa, to join their 2016 international expedition team of volunteers. From June 1st, the third-year Robert Gordon University student will be travelling to Kenya to teach life-saving First Aid to schools and communities in remote Sub-Saharan Africa. First Aid Africa works to provide and encourage access to sustainable First Aid equipment and education, delivering emergency healthcare solutions to benefit the public. Each year, the charity sends teams of volunteers to rural areas of Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania to train communities in First Aid skills which they would otherwise not receive. It is a little known fact that injuries kill more people each year […]

Charity Boss Shortlisted For Male Role Model Of The Year

Charity Boss Shortlisted For Male Role Model Of The Year

With thanks to Future Choices. Local Voluntary Charity Chairman, David Forbes, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award under the category of Male Role Model of the Year on behalf of local events company Wobia Entertainment House. The purpose of the awards ceremony is to recognise achievement from all sectors. Charity Boss David said: “I simply cannot believe it. Again I have been nominated and now shortlisted. Last year I was lucky enough to win and this year I have again been shortlisted. “I’m so honoured as I only set out to make the lives of disabled people better as much as I can”  David runs a local voluntary charity called Future Choices, the charity provides vital social inclusion and […]

Aker Solutions Staff Drum Up Funds For CLAN

Aker Solutions Staff Drum Up Funds For CLAN

With thanks to Phil Moar, Account Manager, Citrus:Mix.

Kind-hearted staff at a leading oil and gas services company have helped raise more than £36,000 for a north-east cancer support charity after undertaking a year of fundraising events.

Employees from Aker Solutions took part in a host of activities throughout 2015 in an effort to raise funds for CLAN Cancer Support after Aberdeen staff selected the charity as their nominated cause for the year.

The campaign saw a range of challenges completed alongside various fundraising initiatives.

Pillow Fight To Fund Children’s Beds

Pillow Fight To Fund Children’s Beds

With thanks to Ian McLaren, PR account manager, Innes Associates

It will be pillows at dawn in Aberdeen next month as teams fight it out to be crowned Scotland’s best bed maker.
Organised by north-east children’s charity Cash for Kids, the Scottish Bed Making Championship will be held in the Granite City on Thursday, 31 March.

The competition is part of the Aberdeen-based charity’s annual Bed Appeal which runs throughout March.

It is hoped the appeal will raise £20,000 to enable the purchase of beds for around 150 disabled and disadvantaged children living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Jazz Posse Smith & Kellock’s Trail Begins In Aberdeen

Jazz Posse Smith & Kellock’s Trail Begins In Aberdeen

Leading Scottish jazz duo Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock appear at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen on Thursday, February 11. With thanks to Rob Adams.

It’s their first concert of 2016, which is shaping up to be as busy as last year when the saxophone and piano partnership covered the UK almost literally from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.

Lyth Arts Centre near Wick and St Ives Jazz Club in Cornwall, the last stop on the UK jazz circuit before the Atlantic Ocean, were both on their summer 2015 tour.

Saxophonist Smith and pianist Kellock have worked together extensively over a long period, having known each other since the 1980s when they emerged on the Edinburgh jazz scene around the same time.