In this weeks issue

Aberdeen 2 The Rangers 1 - Pittodrie Stadium 25.09.16
Aberdeen 1 St Johnstone 0 - Bedfred Cup 22.09.16
Protestors Highlight Cruelty Of City Fur Retailer
Tickets Go On Sale For Aberdeen Comedy Festival
Voluntary Disabled Charity Celebrates 8th Anniversary
City Print Specialist Launches Anniversary CSR Scheme
Accountancy Firm Shortlisted For Best Employer Award
VisitAberdeenshire to Meet Key European Buyers
Northfield Animal Haven: Cannabis Accusation Made To Court
Finalists Announced In City And Shire Tourism Awards
Events and Information
Charity Launches Appeal For Children’s Books 

Charity Launches Appeal For Children’s Books 

With thanks to Clare Scott, Communications Consultant, CJS Communication & Marketing. Family support charity Home-Start Aberdeen is appealing for donations of children’s books towards its 2016 book advent. Introduced by the charity in 2014, the initiative encourages parents to read a book with their children in the 24 days leading up to Christmas and on Christmas day itself. It is believed that reading together encourages families to bond, as well as helping with literacy, communication and imaginative skills. This year’s book advent is set to be the charity’s biggest yet and represents a mammoth challenge in terms of collecting, wrapping and distributing book parcels. Home-Start Aberdeen currently provides over 180 city-based families with emotional and practical support via its trained home-visiting […]

City Accountants To Abseil For Healthcare Charity

City Accountants To Abseil For Healthcare Charity

With thanks to Leanne Carter, Account Manager, Tricker PR.

Three accountants hope that a daredevil stunt will add up to a significant donation for charity when they take the plunge and abseil 60ft down the side of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary next month.

The fearless threesome from Hall Morrice LLP – Richard Stephenson, Emma Crossan and Jasmin Corbett – will take on the challenge in aid of the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, which is a client of their firm.

They will be among dozens of brave fund-raisers lining up to carry out the abseil from one of the oldest healthcare buildings in Aberdeen on September 18.

Peacock Presents: Lost Islands & Other Works

Peacock Presents: Lost Islands & Other Works

With thanks to John Morrison. Peacock Visual Arts proudly presents Lost Islands & Other Works, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and installation by Marie Velardi. For her first solo show in the UK, this exhibition brings together recent and significant works to consider the nature of impermanence and movement of time from various perspectives. Within her practice, Marie employs fact and fiction to both imagine and question the future. Works closely examine movements of the earth, such as the continuous shift between land and sea, or inhabited islands disappearing into the ocean due to rising water levels. Marie’s use of fiction to present a timeline of the 21st century as described in sci-fi literature and film, offsets our reality to […]

MHA Shines Spotlight On Mental Health Issues

MHA Shines Spotlight On Mental Health Issues

With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix.

A north-east charity will lift the curtain on mental health issues at a historic theatre in the Granite City.

From a puppet show that tells the tale of a lonely fisherman to award-winning performer Juliette Burton showcasing her perception changing show, Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) will host a range of events later this year at the Grade A listed Tivoli Theatre.

MHA has worked in partnership with North East Arts Touring to arrange the events around World Mental Health Day in October and hopes to raise awareness of mental health and the variety of services it offers.

Walkers And Marshals Sought For CLAN’s Landmark Walk

Walkers And Marshals Sought For CLAN’s Landmark Walk

With thanks to Phil Moar, Account Manager, Citrus:Mix. Walkers and marshals are still being sought for a popular fundraising event that is set to take in the sights of Aberdeen next month. CLAN Cancer Support’s Landmark Walk will take place in and around Aberdeen on Saturday, September 24, with the charity appealing for walkers to take part on its behalf. Now in its fourth year, the event will see participants tackle either a 13 or 7.8 mile walk which will take in various landmarks across Aberdeen – from the charity’s own CLAN House, King’s College, St Machar Cathedral, Pittodrie and many others – before participants are welcomed back at the city’s Westburn Park. There are also various volunteering opportunities on offer […]

Friendly Bench Gets Off To A Blooming Big Start

Friendly Bench Gets Off To A Blooming Big Start

With thanks to Georgette Cobban, scheme manager, Home-Start Aberdeen.

A project to encourage engagement between Aberdeen organisations and their communities burst into life on Wednesday as the finishing touches were put to the city’s first Blooming Big Aberdeen friendly bench. Representatives from Blooming Big Aberdeen and family support charity Home-Start Aberdeen came together in Hazlehead Park to celebrate the colourful addition of a freshly-painted Home-Start Aberdeen bench.

The friendly bench project is one of the most recent initiatives to have arisen from the Big Aberdeen Event in September 2014 and is supported by ACVO TSI in partnership with Aberdeen City Council.