Annual General Meeting

The AGM is next Monday, 27 January at 7 pm in Newhills church. We will be joined by Tim Laundon, who climbed Kilimanjaro last summer and was sponsored to raise funds for the Living well Cafes, he raised nearly £7000! Do come along and hear his story, there will also be the boring bits, the achievements and challenges of the past year and the plan for the year ahead.
Refreshments will be served. Do come along and support this invaluable work in local communities.

Happy New Year!

Like many people we are back at work today, it was hard to get out of bed this morning! Some people have looked at the website and taken 2019 dates as 2020 dates, that is our fault as we didn’t put anything on the website when we left on the 19th December.

We do apologise for any confusion caused by this omission. Our first cafe of the year is tomorrow (7 January 2020) and it is at Newhills. We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Support us at the Co-op

You may know that we are one of the Co-op’s chosen charities for 2019/2020.  At no cost to yourself, if you link your Co-op card to The Living Well Project, we then get 1% of your spend for our funds.

If you don’t have a Co-op card, please consider getting one and link it to The Living Well Project as every little received really does help.

A big thank you to everyone who has already done this to help us carry on the invaluable work we do in local communities.

 

Pastoral Care in Action Conference

On Saturday 16 November we are taking part in the Pastoral Care in Action Conference at Cults Kirk Centre. The conference will look at Pastoral Care in the workplace, in young people, in support of those living with dementia, providing friendship for those isolated, in using music as therapy and in caring for those suffering bereavement and loss.

The conference runs from 9.30 am to 3 pm, the cost is £10 per person which includes lunch.

To book a place register online via www.ferryhillparishchurch.org

Winners at Asda at the Beach!

We are delighted to have been awarded £500 from Asda at the Beach, having saved the biggest amount of green tokens from July-September 2019.  Well done everyone – and thank you for popping them in The Living Well Cafe slot.  Great effort!  But no slacking – we’re on the Asda board at Bridge of Don until December 2019 ……….. so keeeeeeep saving!

Living Well Cafe joins in with Celebrate Aberdeen Parade

The Living Well Cafe staff and some volunteers took part in the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade on 24 August. This parade recognises and celebrates the work of volunteers across the city.

Over 130 different groups took part and the weather and the atmosphere was great. We were invited into the Citadel at the end of the parade for refreshments.

A huge Thank You to all our wonderful volunteers, you are what makes the cafes what they are.

Living Well Café on Kilimanjaro!

Congratulations, Tim – you made it!  We are so delighted to hear that Tim Laundon has reached the summit of Africa’s highest mountain.  He has been raising sponsorship for The Living Well Cafés through his incredible efforts and we are so happy to hear of his success.  He was inspired to raise funds for us after the success of his son, Jack, who was one of a group of three lads at Portlethen Academy who chose us as their charity for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative and who went on to win the final in January 2019.  Jack’s grandad lived with dementia but sadly passed away in January 2018.  Grandad would be so proud of his family.  Thank you, Tim and Jack.  The Living Well Café is well and truly global!

 

The Living well Cafes do not meet during July. Jeanette and Linda are not sunning themselves on a tropical beach, rather they are using this time to organise the cafes until the end of the year.

They may be out and about too delivering flyers, perhaps fitting in a visit or two and following up some recent referrals.

Our first cafe back is on 6 August at Newhills, we will post more about this nearer the time. Keep an eye on our FaceBook page as we will continue to post there throughout July.