Well done to Jack, Finlay & Sajan of Portlethen Academy who won £3000 for the Living Well Project. They came through as worthy winners of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. They were against five other groups and the competition was tough but the boys’ presentation was amazing and wowed the judges!
A big thank you to all who came along to our AGM on Monday. It was a great night with lots of really positive stories from both the cafes and befriending service.
We were delighted that staff from TSB Bucksburn came along to present us with a cheque for £433.40. Thanks to Nicola and her team for all their hard work fundraising for us over the last year.
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Monday 28th January at Newhills Church at 7pm.
Reports will be given on the work of both the Befriending Service and the Cafés, along with 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.
Thank you to Nicola Stoddart and the team at TSB Bucksburn for holding an open day for their chosen charities. We had a great day speaking to people in the branch and spreading the word about the Living Well Project.
They also have a Christmas raffle on the go to raise funds for us over the festive season so watch this space for news of a donation in January.
We are delighted to be chosen as one of the John Lewis charities through their Community Matters scheme. The Living Well Project is one of three local causes that will benefit from a share of £3000.
So next time you’re having your fly cup in John Lewis be sure to ask for a token and look out for the Community Matters box and pop your token in our slot.
It’s situated beside the cafe on the top floor.
We are delighted that ASDA Dyce are currently supporting us with their green tokens.
Please ask for tokens at the till and support us by voting for us.
The winning project will receive £500 towards their funds.
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.
There will be a Coffee Morning in aid of the Living Well Project
Saturday 29 September
Stalls will include cake and candy, books, good used toys, gift stall and a pound stall.
£2 adults 50p children
Donations of home baking, books, good used toys, items for the pound stall would be gratefully received.
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.