Living Well Cafe joins in with Celebrate Aberdeen Parade

The Living Well Cafe staff and some volunteers took part in the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade on 24 August. This parade recognises and celebrates the work of volunteers across the city.

Over 130 different groups took part and the weather and the atmosphere was great. We were invited into the Citadel at the end of the parade for refreshments.

A huge Thank You to all our wonderful volunteers, you are what makes the cafes what they are.

The Living well Cafes do not meet during July. Jeanette and Linda are not sunning themselves on a tropical beach, rather they are using this time to organise the cafes until the end of the year.

They may be out and about too delivering flyers, perhaps fitting in a visit or two and following up some recent referrals.

Our first cafe back is on 6 August at Newhills, we will post more about this nearer the time. Keep an eye on our FaceBook page as we will continue to post there throughout July.

HSBC Climb Kili in 12 Hours!

We went along last Thursday to cheer on staff from HSBC (Scotland Business Banking Team) who took on the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro in 12 hours. They had treadmills in their offices and the action started before 7 am. We dropped in past on our way to the Ferryhill cafe to lend some moral support from the sidelines. We were offered a wee shottie but we really didn’t want to be late for the cafe so we had to decline (it was a good excuse anyway!). After the cafe we went in again to do our bit but unfortunately they were on the last mile and we didn’t feel we could steal their glory! The song playing as they reached the summit was ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud’ – and they should indeed be very proud of their achievement last week.

It was a big team effort and lots of camaraderie but for Tim it will be a solo effort in August as he does the real thing, having set himself this personal challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro. He is raising funds for The Living Well Cafes and if you would like to support Tim by donating then please go to:

https://wonderful.org/charity/thelivingwellproject

We are so very grateful to Tim and to all his colleagues at HSBC.

CAFE CANCELLED AT FERRYHILL 16 MAY

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the cafe tomorrow at Ferryhill due to circumstances beyond our control. Debris and tiles have fallen from the ceiling in the hall where we meet and the safety of our visitors are of utmost importance to us.

We have a cafe on Tuesday at Newhills and any of our cafe friends are welcome to come along to that cafe if they are able to.

The problem should be fixed for next time and we will look forward to seeing you all there.