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.
Tesco Bags of Help has now launched! Please do vote for us at your local Tesco Store. Every little helps!
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Monday 22nd January at Newhills Church at 7pm.
Reports will be given on the work of both the Befriending Service and the Cafe, and an overview of where we have come in the past year as a Project and where we would hope to be travelling.
There will also be a Financial Report to indicate the condition of funding.
This is an open meeting so you would be very welcome.
The Living Well Project has been chosen for a Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ grant. However we need your help! We need you to vote for us when you shop in Tesco.
To vote, you only need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token. (If you are not given a token, please ask for one) You then pop your token in the box of The Living Well Project. The charity will then be awarded a grant depending on the amount of votes.
The list of stores taking part in the voting for The Living Well Project are:
Tesco Extra – Danestone
Tesco Superstore – Wellington Road, Aberdeen.
Tesco Express – Great Western Road.
Tesco Express – Great Northern Road.
Tesco Express – Holburn Street.
Tesco Express – North Deeside Road.
Tesco Express – Union Street.
Tesco Superstore – Westhill.
Tesco Superstore – Woodend, (Lang Stracht.)
Tesco Express – Dyce.
Tesco Express – Pittodrie.
Plenty of opportunity to support the invaluable work of the project. The voting is open during January and February 2018.
We have been successful in being selected as one of the local charities which will be supported by the Co-op membership rewards scheme between now and next October. The scheme works by Co-op members nominating your cause to receive 1% of their spending on co-op products in store and with their other products.
This will clearly be a source of some income for the project but also a very important way of raising the profile of all the hard work that the project does.
So if you are not a member, please consider becoming one and support the project through this.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to make our Living Well Project Coffee Morning on Saturday at Newhills Church such a success. We raised £800.
We are grateful to all those who helped in the kitchen, served at the tables, manned the various stalls and generally made such a buzz in the hall.
We are delighted to have received funding from many individuals and groups, and TSB Bucksburn have once again named the Living Well Project their Charity of the Year.
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.