GENEROUS employees, customers and clients of the Clydesdale Bank in Aberdeen raised £1,600 for local children’s charity Befriend A Child at a sport-themed evening last night.
Around 50 people attended the event on Wednesday (16 March) at the bank’s Queens Cross premises.
Guests enjoyed the Champions League quarter-final between Chelsea and FC Copenhagen and took part in a number of fundraising activities on the night, including a raffle and a silent auction for a hospitality package at Pittodrie Stadium.
Tim Laundon, small business manager, from Clydesdale Bank, said: “Clydesdale Bank believes that local charities and projects are a vital part of communities, so we are delighted to have been able to support the fundraising efforts of Befriend a Child with a venue and prize donations.
“We would also like to thank the local businesses and customers who gave so generously to this very worthy cause.”
Karen Farquhar, chief executive of Befriend A Child, added: “We are very grateful to the Clydesdale Bank for their generosity – the continued support of local businesses, as well as the general public, is an important factor in enabling us to continue providing much needed services to vulnerable children in Aberdeen.”
Established in 1975, Befriend A Child is Scotland’s oldest befriending service for disadvantaged children.
Working with social workers, care homes, health visitors, and other charities, Befriend A Child supports children aged 5-12 and continues to work with them up until the age of 18, if required.
The scheme became a registered charity in 1991 and in 2010 worked with more than 170 children in Aberdeen City – its largest number to date.
For more information about Befriend A Child, please call 01224 210 060 or email www.befriendachild.org.uk
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