In this weeks issue

Mannequin’s ‘Agent’ Standing For City Council
Large Crowds Flock To Colourful Nuart Festival
LA Guns @ The Assembly - Craig Chisholm Reviews
Broch Petition To Save Banking Services Gathers Support
Firms Urged To Ramp Up Cybercrime Protection
Stunning New Photo Book Showcases Red Squirrel
The Garage Packed Out For Triple Bill Of Rock.
Grants To Fund Activities For Children With Disabilities
Aberdeen Harbour Board - Lessons from Malaga
Local Cllrs Support Peterhead FC Community Engagement
Events and Information
Musical Tribute Planned For Brave Sam

Musical Tribute Planned For Brave Sam

With thanks to Matthew Duncan.

A musical extravaganza is set to take place to pay tribute to a brave North-east youngster.

Sam Dorrance of Stonehaven had just started Dunnottar Primary School in August 2015 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Sam battled bravely for 11 months but sadly passed away last July.

CLAN Urges Runners To Race On Their Behalf

CLAN Urges Runners To Race On Their Behalf

With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix. A north-east cancer support charity is appealing to runners to consider tackling some of the region’s most popular runs on its behalf. CLAN Cancer Support has spaces available for this year’s Baker Hughes 10K, which will take place on Sunday May 14. The charity is also signing up participants for Run Balmoral on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 and the inaugural Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday August 27. Last year, runners came to the fore to raise money for CLAN and the charity is looking forward to being well represented at events throughout 2017. Alastair Brookes, CLAN’s Head of Fundraising, said: “These races are among the most popular in […]

City Pub Regulars Raise Thousands For Children’s Charity

City Pub Regulars Raise Thousands For Children’s Charity

Regulars at a popular Aberdeen bar have answered a call to raise thousands of pounds for a local children’s charity. With thanks to Ian McLaren, PR account manager, Innes Associates. During 2016, customers of McNasty’s on Summer Street dug deep to raise over £5,000 for north-east charity Cash for Kids. The bar’s owners, Stephen and Linda Taylor, were keen to once again support the charity which works to improve the lives of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. This contribution follows £4,000 handed over to the charity last year as a result of fundraising during 2015. Central to McNasty’s annual fundraising initiative is a fortnightly quiz that attracts around 15 teams. The quizzes are set by […]

Charity Issues Rallying Mother’s Day Call To Parents

Charity Issues Rallying Mother’s Day Call To Parents

With thanks to Clare Scott, Communications Consultant, CJS Communication & Marketing. An Aberdeen-based family support charity is using Mother’s Day to highlight the important role that experienced parents can play in supporting new mums and dads. Home-Start Aberdeen works with families in the city, with at least one child under five years old, who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation.  It provides these families with weekly support, which is delivered in their own home by a trained home visiting volunteer. The majority of Home-Start Aberdeen volunteers are parents themselves, who understand the challenges involved in bringing up a family. Now one of the largest Home-Start schemes in the UK, Home-Start Aberdeen supports over 220 families and 360 children each […]

First Dates Star To Host CLAN’s Annual Lunch

First Dates Star To Host CLAN’s Annual Lunch

With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix. A TV celebrity will bring star power to a leading north-east charity’s annual lunch event in April. Channel 4’s First Dates CiCi Coleman is hosting CLAN Cancer Support’s annual fundraising lunch which is taking place at Ardoe House Hotel and Spa on Wednesday, April 19. The popular event, which is being supported again by BP, includes a champagne reception, 2 course lunch, guest speaker, auction, raffle and a Michael Bublé tribute act. A host of shopping stalls will also be in situ, ideal for picking up gifts, accessories and items of clothing. Actress CiCi is a well-known face on TV as she currently performs the role of the waitress in the […]

Charity Appeals For 500 Fundraisers To Meet 50K Target

Charity Appeals For 500 Fundraisers To Meet 50K Target

With thanks to Ian McLaren, PR account manager, Innes Associates. A north-east charity has launched a major appeal to raise £50,000 that will be used to support the region’s sick, disabled and disadvantaged children. Cash for Kids is looking to recruit 500 people from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to be part of its 500 Faces fundraising campaign. Each person that signs up will commit to raising £100 this year in order that the local children’s charity’s appeal target is reached. Tradespeople, work colleagues, groups of friends, families and school classes are all encouraged to take part. It is hoped that the option of spreading fundraising over the course of a year will attract a number of participants. All of the […]