In this weeks issue

Oil And Gas Lay Offs Impact On Food Poverty
VisitAberdeenshire Heads To Oslo On Tourism Mission
Aberdeen Christmas Village Boosts City Centre Trade
Doctors Warn Parents Re. Grapes Choke Hazard
A Calm Panto At HMT - Duncan Harley Reviews
Councillor Ford Welcomes Progress On Cycle Route
Sensory Charity Celebrates Best Year Ever
Backing For Youth Work Is DIGG Budget Priority
Aberdeen Boat Race Returns With A Splash In 2017
Farm Shop Seeks NE's Most Hardworking Good Samaritan
Events and Information
Get In The Running To Win Mini With CLAN

Get In The Running To Win Mini With CLAN

With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix. Members of the public are being urged to snap up the final tickets for a draw which will see one lucky person take delivery of a new Mini, while raising funds for leading north-east cancer charity CLAN Cancer Support. The car, which was kindly part-sponsored by Domino Pizza, is on show in the Bon Accord & St Nicholas shopping centre in Aberdeen prior to finding a new owner in the charity’s Christmas Eve raffle draw. The draw is also being supported by the area’s Rotary clubs who have helped conduct an annual car raffle since 2000. People will be able to put themselves in the running to win the Mini by […]

CLAN Seek Dippers To Take The Plunge On Boxing Day

CLAN Seek Dippers To Take The Plunge On Boxing Day

With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix. A leading north-east charity is appealing for fearless souls to undertake a popular Boxing Day dip on its behalf. CLAN Cancer Support is taking part in the Nippy Dippers swim at Aberdeen beach on Boxing Day and is again looking for a group of hardy volunteers to help raise funds for the charity. All money brought in from the popular event organised by Aberdeen Lions Club helps CLAN provide free cancer support services across the north-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “The dip is a great example of really challenging yourself to do something for charity and we would be delighted for people to […]

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 […]