SensationALL

£30,000 Apache donation to fund SensationALL state-of-the-art sensory room

Kingswells-based, Apache North Sea Limited, has donated £30,000 to SensationALL for the renovation and repurposing of their sensory room.  SensationALL is based in the Old Schoolhouse in Westhill and provide therapeutic activities and specialist support…

Nick Dalgarno, managing director at Simmons & Company International

North-east sports challenge fundraiser announces 2017 comeback

After a short break, one of the North-east’s premiere sports-themed fundraising dinner is back for 2017. Challenging the sporting knowledge of Aberdeen’s business community; the Simmons & Company International Sportschallenge event aims to raise thousands…

Tempo in Bon Accord shopping centre

Bon Accord wins national marketing award for Tempo

Bon Accord Shopping centre has received a Purple Apple award for it’s marketing efforts around Tempo, the innovative pay-per-minute space that opened in the centre in November. Awarded for its success in the Cause Related…

Keith Anderson

Children’s Charity Appoints New Trustees In Pivotal Year

Four highly respected leaders from the business world have been appointed to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation’s (SKFF) Board of Trustees. The Edinburgh-based charity has announced John Brodie - CEO of Scotmid, Keith Anderson - CEO…

Absafe provides local children with important safety lessons from its facility in the Bridge of Don

Could you and your colleagues be the next ABrentice?

Two local charities are collaborating in the hunt to find Aberdeen’s next great fundraising initiative. Absafe and AFC Community Trust are joining forces in The ABrentice, a fundraising competition where teams compete to come up…

Jenna McCall (SSPCA), Sam Begg (ASCO) & Jamie Marr (ASCO) with Salvo the horse

ASCO staff plan £50,000 charity donation for 50th anniversary

Staff at leading supply base operator ASCO have set their sights on a £50,000 fundraising target to celebrate the company’s landmark 50th anniversary. Since 2008, staff have raised over £100,000 for various charities which have…

SensationALL welcomes former charity CEO to Trustee board

Local disability charity, SensationALL, has welcomed Karen Farquhar to their Trustee board. Ms Farquhar was, for many years, CEO of Befriend a Child, a well-known Aberdeen charity supporting disadvantaged children and young adults in Aberdeen…

left to right: Mary McQueen, Partner McQueen Legal; Dot Mullally, Partner McQueen Legal; Jo Dallas, Christian Aid

Edinburgh Solicitors raises £6,155 for Will Aid Charity

Solicitors and estate agents McQueen Legal has raised £6,155 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign, making them the third highest donating firm in Scotland. McQueen Legal has now raised an…

John Watt

Board appointments at Social Investment Scotland

Scottish funder for the third sector, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is gearing up for continued growth with two new Board appointments. SIS has appointed Susan Younger and John Watt to the Board. John has also…

Collette Norval and Duncan Skinner

Aberdeen start-up wraps up deal with top flight football club

An Aberdeen clothing start-up, backed by social entrepreneur Duncan Skinner, has signed a licensing deal with Celtic FC and added BrewDog UK and The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk to its growing client list. Launched…

Pic courtesy Fly Cup Catering

Fly Cup Catering expansion plans needs corporate support

Inverurie based charity, Fly Cup Catering, which providing adults with a learning disability training and employment opportunities has to create a learning centre and meeting space on the upper storey of their current building. The…

Scottish culture success with £1.87 million from business partnerships

120 cultural projects have benefited from a collective investment of more than £1.87 million by partnering with Scottish business in what is being hailed as a decade of success for a pioneering programme that promotes…

Nicola Gray and Keith MacRae

Mackinnons Solicitors combine 175th anniversary with charity focus

A north-east legal firm has launched a year-long fundraising drive for a charity which uniquely supports fishermen and their families as part of its 175th anniversary celebrations. Established in Aberdeen in 1842, Mackinnons Solicitors is…

Celebrate Aberdeen Parade

Third sector, musicians and sports groups urged to sign up for Celebrate Aberdeen

Organisers of Celebrate Aberdeen are aiming to hold their largest ever parade in the city this year and are urging a range of new groups to sign up for the weekend event. As well as…

Joanne Casey

Business Beats Cancer dinner raises over £70,000 for Cancer Research UK

Last week over 300 Glasgow business people attended the Business Beats Cancer charity dinner raising over £70,000 for Cancer Research UK bringing the total raised to date to over £100,000. Proceeds raised at the event…

Home-Start Aberdeen hopes to recruit and train additional volunteers in 2017

Energy firm gives family support charity a £5,000 birthday boost

A local family support charity has received a welcome 30th birthday gift in the form of a substantial donation from a major energy company. Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited has made a recent donation of £5,000…

L-R - Andy Brydon from Curated Place; Councillor Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council Leader; Mike Backus, Vice President for Nexen Operations U.K and Steve Harris, Chair of Aberdeen Festivals and CEO of VisitAberdeenshire.

Nexen to sponsor ten Aberdeen Festivals

A major new sponsorship deal between a consortium of local festivals and Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited has been announced. Aberdeen Festivals, made up of 10 of the region’s top events, has secured an exclusive headline…

Ninjas swing into action at Aberdeen charity

A new team of volunteer ninjas are starting to swing into action at a local Aberdeen charity. Me Too! Magazine has welcomed Ahpuhn Rossiter, Sarah Farquhar, Clare Hunter and Julie Thomson, who join the existing…

Angela Constance

Social enterprise sector gets £1million boost

More than £1 million will help advance Scotland’s social enterprise sector, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has announced. Social enterprises deliver high quality products and services while conducting business in a more inclusive way, promoting inclusive…

British Heart Foundation Scotland seek Development Board members

The British Heart Foundation is currently funding over £60 million of world class research in Scotland; with 2 centres of excellence in Edinburgh (£30 million+) and Glasgow (£22 million+) and also major research in Aberdeen…

New business golfing format arrives in Scotland

Building on the success of the national five-a-side tournament, Business Fives, which has raised over £5,500 for charity partners in the space of just 8 months, Business Fours has now launched. With the distinct aim…

Dr Ollie Folayan, chair of AFBE-UK Scotland.

AFBE-UK Scotland programmes to inspire tomorrow’s engineers

The Scottish chapter of a not-for-profit organisation is to hold a series of events throughout the year aimed at giving young people an insight into working in the engineering industry. Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland will host…

Crowdfunding initiative to unlock Aberdeen’s potential

Individuals, community groups and businesses are being invited to turn their ideas in to reality through the launch of a new funding initiative. Aberdeen City Council along with an array of local organisations has joined…

William Bird, owner of Fennel Restaurant in Inverurie

Thousands raised by campaigners tackling north-east homelessness

A group of big-hearted business people have helped raise nearly £9,000 for two organisations that support those affected by homelessness in Aberdeen City and Shire. Inverurie-based Fennel Restaurant has raised £7,273.52 for Social Bite and…

Neil Christie, managing director, Converged Communication Solutions

Converged sponsors internet access along with SensationALL donation

A north-east charity that works with children and adults who have multiple support needs has received a technical boost thanks to an Aberdeen IT provider. Converged Communication Solutions is providing Westhill-based charity SensationALL with one…

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