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!
We are sad to be losing Jo Mugglestone from the staff of the Living Well Project. Jo first started as a volunteer with the Cafes as they began, and then became a Cafe Coordinator as we saw the work progress and develop. Her cheery, commitment and interest in everyone was a real asset to the Cafes. We wish her well as she takes more time for herself and her family, and we pray God’s rich blessing upon her.
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” was discussed along with the Sheddocksley Baptist Church’s “Parish Nursing” and “Fine Piece” at a meeting at the Beach Ballroom this week with Prof John Swinton as their keynote speaker. Organised by Aberdeen City Council, it spoke positively about the Project’s distinctive contribution and possibilities for “Ageing and Living Well” in Aberdeen.
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.