On Saturday 28th April, Aberdeen Presbytery hosted ‘Meet the MPs‘ event at the BB Headquarters in Aberdeen. The Living Well Project was there to promote their services and show what we do in local communities.
We met Maureen Watt, who is the Minister for Mental Health and Dementia as well as other MPs, MSPs and local councillors.
You will find more photos of the day on the livingwellcafe Facebook page
We are delighted to have received a grant from the ASDA Community Fund for over £600 towards musical instruments for our cafés.
We have now bought a wide variety of percussion instruments which have proved very popular at our cafés.
Jeanette Abel, our Café Team Leader, said “We are so grateful to Middleton Park for this amazing donation. Being able to provide fun and stimulating musical entertainment at all our cafés is fantastic and always has a great response from those who attend. Donations such as these are essential to allowing us to continue the great work we do.”
WE DID IT! The news has come through that the Living Well Project has been given the maximum award of £4000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative during January & February. We are all very excited at this massive boost and thank each and every one of you who popped your tokens in the right slot! Together we succeeded!
There is still time to support us at Tesco. Last chance to add your tokens which have to be in by the end of the month! If you do your shopping at Tesco please do ask for tokens at the check out and think of supporting us. Every little really does help and we appreciate every token of support we receive.
Thank you to all who came to our AGM on Monday evening. It was great to see you all.
We began with the welcome song from the cafes and then heard Committee reports from our Convener, Treasurer, and one of our Committee members followed by reports of the past year from Café Team Leader Jeanette Abel and our Befriending Co-ordinator Ruth Groves.
I think all those who attended enjoyed hearing an overview of the project and what difference both the befriending service and cafés are making for people.
We are also very grateful for your kind comments during the meeting.
A very encouraging evening!
The Living Well Project Management Team is currently in discussion with Aberdeen City Council to secure funding to sustain the Project for the distant future. We are aware of the financial restraints being placed on all Council spending, but it is clear that the work of the faith-based charities is making a considerable impact across the city, and Aberdeen City Council is looking at ways to develop a different model of care.