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Aberlour Celebrates Long Service Achievements of Dedicated Colleagues

19
Dec
2014

Aberlour has been celebrating the long service achievements of staff from its services across Scotland. Between them, the 29 members of staff have dedicated a total of 460 years to Scotland’s children’s charity! The achievements were recognised at an awards ceremony, which took place on Wednesday 3 December at the prestigious Stirling Castle. Staff experienced … Continued

Statement: Aberlour response to inquiry into institutional child abuse

18
Dec
2014

Following the Ministerial statement to Parliament of 17 December 2014 at which Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance signalled the Scottish Government’s intent to hold a public inquiry into historical institutional child abuse, Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly said: “Every victim of any kind of abuse should be given the opportunity to tell their story, so … Continued

Merry Christmas from Mast Architects

17
Dec
2014

Our wonderful corporate supporters, Mast Architects, who worked closely with Thenue Housing Association to design  our Family Support Service in Glasgow, have had a busy month involving all staff with their Christmas Appeal. In choosing to support Aberlour, they are helping brighten the lives of Scotland’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people, who … Continued

State of Children’s Rights in Scotland Report 2014

5
Dec
2014

Launched on 20 November 2014, the report reviews the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights as enshrined in the UNCRC. It reflects on the past year since the publication of Together’s 2013 State of Children’s Rights report and discusses what progress has been made and where further efforts are … Continued

Appeal Launched to Bring Christmas to 150 North East Children

2
Dec
2014

With just five weeks left before Christmas, Barratt North Scotland has today (Thursday 20 November) launched an appeal with Scotland’s children’s charity, Aberlour, to help over 150 vulnerable children from Moray, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire enjoy a happy Christmas. The housebuilder is urging local people, businesses and organisations to donate unwrapped gifts to any of its … Continued

Social Edge to boost innovation based on Aberlour EDGE Fund

13
Nov
2014

A unique partnership of the Scottish Government, businesses and the third sector bodies has been announced that will create an innovation programme for Scotland’s voluntary sector where charities can access funds and support to accelerate their enterprising ideas. The Social EDGE, which complements renowned innovation programme ScotEdge for Scottish business entrepreneurs, is designed to create … Continued

Charities Call for Smith Commission to Extend the Franchise

13
Oct
2014

Scotland will be viewed as a world leader by fully engaging and empowering its 16 and 17 year olds as fully franchised citizens active in the development of a fairer, more equal and more prosperous country. The past few months have clearly marked a new era of democratic engagement. The Independence Referendum engaged young people … Continued

Strictly Come Prancing Raises Funds for Edinburgh’s Children

9
Oct
2014

The event, which took place on Saturday (20 September) at The Sheraton in Edinburgh was a resounding success. Eight couples performed dance routines in front of a live audience, and were critiqued by three Judges – Andy Hamilton (CEO of CompanyNet), Pamela Mundt (of Microsoft Scotland) who won Strictly Come Prancing 2013, and Senay Taormina … Continued

Aberlour Judges Get Dancing for Flagship Edinburgh Fundraiser

17
Sep
2014

Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity, today announced the judges for their flagship Edinburgh fundraising event, the popular and prestigious Strictly Come #Prancing. Strictly Come Prancing, which based on the popular TV programme Strictly Come Dancing, will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh on Saturday 20 September, and promises to be a perfect evening of … Continued

Aberlour expands Aberdeenshire disability services

15
Sep
2014

Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity has officially launched a new annexe building and increased disability support services on offer at its Options – Aberdeen service, while recognising the invaluable contribution of many supporters and funders who have made it possible. The Aberdeen-based service has extended facilities thanks to generous support from a range of supporters including … Continued

Strictly Come Prancing Helps Raise Funds for Aberlour

5
Sep
2014

Strictly Come Prancing, the flagship fundraising event of Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity, has raised over £37,000 to support services helping disabled children in the Aberdeen area. The event, which took place on Saturday (30 August) at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen was a resounding success. Eight couples performed dance routines in front of a live … Continued

Aberlour Gets Walking For The Aberdeen Kiltwalk 2015

22
Aug
2014

Aberlour has announced that it will be joining the Aberdeen Kiltwalk as a beneficiary for 2015. The Kiltwalk have now announced their 2015 charitable beneficiaries at a glittering evening event which took place last night in Glasgow, and which saw the organisation hand out over £300,000 in grants to local causes. The Kiltwalk is a … Continued

Weir Family Foundation Support Scotland#s Children

21
Aug
2014

The Weir Family Foundation have made a generous donation of £20,000 to support Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity. The money, which was raised through a golf day and black tie dinner at the famous Gleneagles Hotel in June, will go towards funding four of Aberlour’s services across the country: £3,000 for Aberlour Family Outreach – Dumfries … Continued

Scotland’s Hotel & Spa Helps Scotland’s Children’s Charity

11
Aug
2014

The Crerar Hotels Trust, owner of Scotland’s Hotel & Spa, Pitlochry have shown their support for Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity through a generous grant. Aberlour, the largest, solely Scottish children’s charity works with children, young people and families throughout Scotland who need additional support to promote their development and wellbeing. It runs over 40-plus services … Continued

Aberdeen Gets Prancing and Judging for Scotland’s Children’s Charity

6
Aug
2014

Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity has revealed the judging line up for its flagship fundraising event, Strictly Come Prancing which will take place at the Beach Ballroom on 30 August. David Lewis from Aberdeen’s Original 106fm, Liam Smyth of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, Lesley McMullan from Baker Hughes, and making up the last place on … Continued