Media Release: Camphill charities to join in Celebrate Aberdeen parade

CAMPHILL Aberdeen City and Shire charities will be among the 120 organisations taking part in this Saturday’s (June 11) Celebrate Aberdeen parade.

Camphill will be represented by co-workers, pupils and residents from Camphill School Aberdeen and Simeon Care for the Elderly.

They will be among the 3,500 people who are expected to walk down Aberdeen’s Union Street, to demonstrate the significance of Aberdeen charity and voluntary sector.

Camphill School Aberdeen provides education, care and support for children and young people with special needs.

Established at Camphill House in the Milltimber area of Aberdeen in 1940, this first Camphill community has inspired an international movement that now extends to more than 100 centres in 23 countries.

Simeon Care for the Elderly was set up in 1984 to provide companionship, personal and nursing care for the elderly. Based in Bieldside, It is the only centre in the international Camphill Movement that is dedicated to providing support for the elderly.

Camphill School Aberdeen is sponsored by Covey McCormick, while Simeon Care for the Elderly is sponsored by Tiger Tiger.

The Celebrate Aberdeen parade will start at 11 am from Albyn Place, before heading through the city centre on Union Street to finish at the Castlegate.

Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire represents the shared interests of seven Camphill Charities in the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. More than 700 people live and work in these communities, providing support for children, young people and adults who have special needs.

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