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Aberdeen, Scotland Charity Websites
The following Scottish charities have facilities in Aberdeenshire and need your help, either your time
or donations. Click the websites below to learn more about their valuable work and how you can assist. If you would like your Aberdeen charity listed on this aboutaberdeen page for free then please contact me. If possible please send any editorial you would like added.
The Aberdeen Oxjam Music Festival which helps raise funds for the Oxfam Aberdeen charity are seeking volunteers. For more information please visit
Aberdeen Concerts page.
Barnardo’s are looking for creative and motivated people in the Aberdeen area to set up a community fundraising groups to raise funds for Barnardo’s Scotland.
You will plan and organise your own events in Aberdeen with friends or other volunteers. You will be in charge of your events from idea to execution but will receive all the support you need from Barnardo’s to make your events a fundraising success!
Group fundraising for Barnardo’s Scotland is an extremely fulfilling experience, meet new and interesting people whilst enjoying raising funds for Barnardo’s Scotland, an extremely worthwhile children’s charity. You will also gain skills to add to your CV. If you are interested please contact Martin Reynolds on 0131 334 9893 or email
Entry for Aberdeen Race For Life is now open.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Research commissioned by Marie Curie Cancer Care shows that 65 per cent of people would choose to die at home. In reality, only 25 per cent achieve this. Every year, Marie Curie Nurses make that wish possible for thousands of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses across the UK.
Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses now care for around 50 per cent of all cancer patients who die at home. They work through the night or during the day to provide care for patients in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of their own home. They also provide practical and emotional support for carers and families at what can be an exhausting time. Marie Curie Nursing is always free of charge to patients and carers.
Volunteer with Marie Curie Cancer Care and help make a real difference to the lives of people in North East Scotland with cancer and other terminal illnesses. There are so many ways you can help; from assisting in the Great Daffodil Appeal to holding a Blooming Great Tea Party. By giving just a little of your time, you can help Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide more care to people with terminal illnesses in the North East and more support for their families. Click to the AboutAberdeen
Aberdeen Events page for details on specific Aberdeen events throughout the year or visit
www.mariecurie.org.uk for more information.
Sue Ryder Care Aberdeen
Sue Ryder Care Aberdeen provide specialist care for people with
conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's Disease, Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury.
Dee View Court in Aberdeen is the Sue Ryder Care Aberdeen first purpose built neurological care centre, and the first of its kind in Europe. They are the only people
providing specialist care for people with these conditions in the area, and there are still so many people that need their help.
Nationally Sue Ryder Care want to increase the amount of care they provide from 4
million to 10 million hours in the next ten years. Sue Ryder Care Aberdeen want to similarly
increase the amount of care in Aberdeen, but can't do this without the support of local people and companies. Throughout the year Sue Ryder Care run and take part in events where
people can raise funds for us, such as the Baker Hughes 10k race and the Business Brains corporate challenge. To find out more or get involved visit www.suerydercare.org, or call 01224 245920.
Help raise funds for Sue Ryder Care and have fun on the 11 March 2011 with a
Community Bursary Scheme
Aberdeen charities and charities throughout Aberdeenshire are invited to apply for the community bursary scheme run by Union Square and their retailers. For more information visit the Union Square Aberdeen Shopping Centre page.
Archie Fund Aberdeen is raising funds for the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital. There are many fun
ways you can help this important Aberdeen registered charity. More Information.
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One fun way to raise funds for your favourite charity is to take part in the Nippy Dipper on the 26 December. Read more with photos on the Boxing Day Swim Aberdeen page.
Each September, usually on the first or second Sunday, the Aberdeen Walkathon takes place. This is organised by Aberdeen City Council and sponsored by a local company with money raised going to local Aberdeen charities such as Cash For Kids, Inspire, Cornerstone Community Care and the he Lord Provost's Charitable Trust.
Jailbreak Challenge Aberdeen Children 1st
Dark Island Trust - Charity Ceilidh Band
Race For Life
Oxfam Online Petition
Beach Watch Clean Up
Cyrenians Annual Sleepout
Touch of Tartan Ball
Great Inverurie Charity Bike Ride
CLIC Sargent is a registered charity and is the UK's leading children's cancer charity and each day there are about 10 families who are told that their child has
cancer. CLIC Sargent is an organisation that can offer all the family members all round care and support. For example CLIC Sargent can provide:
- Specialist nurses, doctors, play specialists and homes from home care during treatment
- Specialist social care and family support in the community or in hospital
- Specialist youth services, holidays, grants and a helpline
- After treatment CLIC Sargent will help the survivors and support those bereaved
- Continue research into childhood cancer
Register your interest in helping CLIC Sargent at their website www.clicsargent.org.uk
An example of a Clic Sargent Aberdeen event is Kevin's Day which takes place in June each year from 10am until 5pm at Mackie Academy. Slug Road, Stonehaven. Aberdeenshire. Events include It's a Knockout, fun fair, fun run, zip slide, car boot sale, craft stalls, 10K run and face painting.
Children’s Sport and Activity Camps
King’s Camps are part of the King’s Foundation which is a UK children’s charity. who hold children's sports events and camps during holidays. For example in 2010 King's Camps are holding an Easter and summer holiday's children’s sport and activity camps. King’s Camps is a fantastic week of fun, sport and activity for children who are aged from 4 to 17 years of age. It takes place at RGU Sport at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen during the Easter holidays (29 March – 9 April 2010) and summer holidays (5 July-13 August 2010).
There is a choice of over 30 different sports and activities that provide fun friendship and achievement, together with specialist sports camps: International Soccer Schools and Michael Vaughan Cricket. There’s something for children of all ages and interests to get excited about. Not to mention the theme days, competitions and team challenges which make each day on camp really special.
King’s Camps has an exemplary health and safety record, is registered with OFSTED and has achieved the RoSPa Gold Award for the last four years.
For more information and to book visit kingscamps.org or call 0845 643 5272.
Grampian Society for the Blind are holding a Charity Firewalk in Aberdeen City Centre on Thursday 2 September 2010 from 9pm to 10pm for spectators and from 6.30pm to 10pm for firewalkers. This charity firewalk is a free event and there is a registration fee of £25 for firewalkers with a minimum sponsorship of £100 needed to be raised.
Many participant of a firewalk find the experience uplifting, empowering and inspirational. The motivational training can be useful to utilise after the event in an individual’s personal or work life and many groups and organisations find their teams achieve much more following a charity firewalk. In particular overcoming fear an failure.
Money raised during this charity firewalk will be donated to the Grampian Society for the Blind and their vital work for the visually impaired people in the North East of Scotland.
If you would like to participate in this charity firewalk then please contact the Fundraising Team, Grampian Society for the Blind, 21 John Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1BT or telephone: 0845 27 12345.
Aberdeen Midnight Walk
An Aberdeen Midnight Walk is organised by Sue Ryder Care during
Saturday 4 September to Sunday 5 September 2010 from 10.30pm – 3.30am. This is the second Aberdeen Midnight Walk hosted by Sue Ryder Care. This fun night for all the girls takes place over a 10km route which starts and finishes at The Brig O'Don restaurant on King Street near to the beach. The route will take you along the Beach Esplanade soaking up the sea air. The half way point will be at Gala Bingo on Frederick Street for some half way refreshments. On your return to The Brig O'Don a well deserved breakfast and goody bag awaits you!
To register for the Sue Ryder Aberdeen Midnight Walk visit www.suerydercare.org/midnightwalks and fill in an entry form. Registration costs £15 and each walker will receive a T-shirt, sponsor form and special Midnight Walk goodies.
All money raised goes towards supporting the Sur Ryder services in Scotland which includes their care centre at Dee View Court in Kincorth. It also helps Sue Ryder to keep caring for people with complex conditions such as Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, stroke and brain injury. In the UK Sue Ryder provide care 24 hours every day in their 14 care centres and in people’s homes, and each year Sue Ryder have to raise £74 million to fund their work.
For more information please contact Claire Lindsay on 01224 245920 or 07770 443973.
Aberdeen Lions International Fun Day
Aberdeen Lions International Fun Day on Sunday 19 September 2010 from 12 to 4pm at the Duthie Park in Aberdeen. This free Aberdeen event brings together
cultures from across Aberdeen. Experience food, dances, performances, crafts and information from countries across the world. This is the 3rd year running of this
Aberdeen Lions International Fun Day event to be held in Aberdeen and there will be many cultural and community groups as possible participating with either music,
dance, song displays or stalls of ethnic crafts, food etc. The aim of this Aberdeen event is to promote awareness and understanding amongst the various communities
Wee Walks Fitness For Kids
Wee Walks Fitness For Kids is a fun and social family walk that takes place at the Duthie Park, Aberdeen on the 9 May 2010 from 11am to 2pm. During Wee Walks Fitness For Kids children and adulkts can learn about healthy eating and active lifestyles from Marco the Monkey and friends!
Entry to the Wee Walk is open to children aged up to 12 years and registration is £10 which includes one free adult place. There is the choice of walking one or three miles. During the walk children can meet various characters and collect healthy snacks. Each child receives a healthy eating chart to follow in the build up to the event, a WeeWalks Healthy Eating cotton drawstring rucksack and a special medal to celebrate their achievement.
There is also the opportunity for each child to raise funds for WildHearts by getting sponsored to eat their 5 portions a day of fruit or vegetables in the run up to their Wee Walk. WildHearts is a unique Scottish charity that tackles global poverty by providing micro-loans and business training to the poor in developing countries, enabling them to work their own way out of poverty and transform their families lives. Read more about their work at wilddayout.com
At the WeeWalk each child will receive an info pack which will bring WildHearts’ work to life and explain how their efforts have helped other families and children. All WeeWalkers who reach the suggested sponsorship target will be able to join the 'WeeHeroes' club and receive a special certificate, stickers and a WeeHero badge.
For more information or to register please visit www.wilddayout.com or call 01667 458849
Bling Fling Charity Walk & Party
Sunday 16 May 2010 - Charity 10K walk along the old Deeside railway line from Duthie Park Winter Gardens to Cults and back. There will be a party at the end of
this Aberdeen event to celebrate life and friendship Last years event helped raise over £75,000 for Aberdeen Breast Cancer Research projects at ARI and Archway,
which supports families with learning disabilities across Aberdeen and the North East.
Entrants must pre-register and they can do that via the Bling Fling website www.blingfling.org
Fair Trade Festival
Sunday May 17th 2009 11am until 4pm - Fair trade festival at Udny Green to celebrate Mid-Formartine gaining Fairtrade Status . The day will celebrate fair trade through live music, fairtrade beer which will see the launch of a new fairtrade beer from Cairngorm Brewery, a fashion show, charity displays, 5-a-side fairtrade football tournament, cookery, fairly traded crafts and food, and many other attractions for all the family. Money will be raised for Water Aid, through a variety of crazy water games for everyone to enjoy. The fair trade festival at Udny Green will also provide a show case for local produce which will include a busy and vibrant farmers market , pig roast and barbeque. Further information from Anne Aspden annemaspdenATyahoo.co.uk or Vicky Allan 01651 842401.
Big Summer Cycle
Monday 17 August 2009 - The Big Summer Cycle in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. This event starts at 10am when the S M Cycling Group will be cycling from the Banchory
Park to Aberdeen Duthie Park and back. The 32 mile cycle is open to anyone aged 10 plus who are confident cyclists. The group is working closely with the charity
to ensure that it is a successful and worthwhile cycle. All cyclists will be provided with a free T-Shirt courtesy of the Alzheimer Scotland charity but will have to
raise a minimum of £20 in sponsorship. If you would like more information or would like to register then please visit www.smcyclinggroup.webs.com . The S M Cycling
Group is an unincorporated amateur cycling group run by youths aged 10 - 16. The S M Cycling Group is affiliated to the Scottish Sports council. The S M Cycling Group
are also looking for people to support this good cause. You can make a donation online at www.justgiving.com/smcyclinggroup and if your an UK taxpayer Just Giving will
add a 20% Gift Aid supplement to your donation.
Sponsored Cycle and Walk
Following on from the success of the BIG Summer Cycle on Monday 17th August 2009 the S M Cycling Group are planning another charity event. This sponsored cycle and walk will take place on Sunday 25th October 2009. Entrants will have the option to take part in a sponsored cycle from Peterculter to Aberdeen Duthie Park and back again or a sponsored walk from Peterculter to Cults and back again along the Old Deeside Railway Line. This event is open to all ages and everyone is welcome! On completion of the event people taking part will be awarded with certificates for their efforts and a photo for the local paper. All money raised from the cycle will go to the "Village To Village" charity which supports local initiatives in rural Africa. Anyone who would like to register or would like more information should call (01224) 781262 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
WildHearts Wee Walk
28 June 2009 from 11am to 3pm at the Duthie Park, Aberdeen. The WildHearts Wee Walk is a family orientated event where adults and children can take a stroll down
Strawberry Street, climb Monkey Mountain, meet Buccaneers on Blueberry Bridge, Astronauts on Apple Avenue and Cowboys at the Raisin Rodeo!
The WildHearts Wee Walk is organised by the same people who arrange the Aberdeen Santa Run.
The WildHearts Wee Walk is open to kids aged from 0 to 12 and their families. The event encourages healthy eating and exercise in an atmosphere of fun and adventure with fund raising sponsorship for WildHearts. By eating their five a day on the run up to the event children and grown ups will learn how they can help the poor and make a difference in the world. Entry to the WildHearts Wee Walk is £10 per child, with free entry to one accompanying adult. This fee includes a goody bag and medal for each WeeWalker, a downloadable healthy eating progress chart, entertainment on the day from Original 106fm and a junior aerobics warm-up! Register at www.wilddayout.com or by calling 01667 451831.