Mark Macdonald MSP

On Tuesday 18th September we had an unexpected visit to the café from Mark McDonald MSP.
It was great to see him as he chatted with café users and volunteers, he even managed to take to the floor and have a dance with Linda our café coordinator.
He couldn’t resist a game of Boccia but had the experts on hand to keep him right!
We very much appreciate his ongoing support to the project.

Kirsty Blackman MP

On Monday 17 September Kirsty Blackman MP visited the project to meet with staff and volunteers from the Living Well Befriending Service and the Living Well Café. She enjoyed a short presentation and was very interested in both services. We are grateful to Kirsty for taking time out of her very busy schedule to hear our story and are appreciate her offer of support in the future.

Newhills Coffee Morning

There will be a Coffee Morning in aid of the Living Well Project

Newhills Church
Saturday 29 September
10-12 noon

Stalls will include cake and candy, books, good used toys, gift stall and a pound stall.

£2 adults  50p children

All welcome.

Donations of home baking, books, good used toys, items for the pound stall would be gratefully received.

 

Cafe at Celebrate Aberdeen, Saturday 25 August

The day dawned, the sun shone and we joined thousands of volunteers in the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade down Union Street. Thank you to the volunteers who were able to join the Living Well Cafe team. We danced our way down Union Street singing some of our cafe songs though got a bit drowned out by the thumping drums behind us!

Our enthusiasm was undeterred and we shook our tambourines and waved our flags to those watching. When we got to the Castlegate who was there to welcome us but the Lord Provost himself, Barney Crockett. A happy morning with a real sense of celebration of what Aberdeen has to offer.

Thank You AFC!

We are delighted that Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust has chosen us as one of their charities for their match day collections. If you are a football fan do look out for their volunteer collectors on match days

All funds raised from the collections will be split between AFCCT and the nominated charities at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Support us at the Co-op

You may know that we are one of the Co-op’s chosen charities for 2017/2018. 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.

 

Meet the MPs

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

 

Musical Fun!

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.

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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.”

Success!!

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!

Every little helps!

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.