Media Release: Aberdeen group supports Camphill Wellbeing Trust


ABERDEEN building services, engineering and marine safety company, the Richard Irvin Services Group has stepped in to help an Aberdeen charity to provide accommodation for patients who are undergoing therapy.

Camphill Wellbeing Trust is furnishing living accommodation for patients who are receiving therapy and the trust’s premises on Murtle Campus, in the Bieldside area of Aberdeen. Richard Irvin’s £800 support will help with furnishing the new bedrooms, sitting room and kitchen.

Joe Murdoch, chief executive of Richard Irvin Services Group, said:

“Camphill has been such an important charitable organisation in Aberdeen, ever since the founders were welcomed to the city as refugees during the Second World War. That this organisation spread from Aberdeen to more than a hundred centres around the world is something of which we can be proud.

“Every year we make a decision to support a particular local charity and this year we decided to provide support to Camphill. We are particularly pleased that it is supporting Camphill Wellbeing Trust and the innovative medical work and research that the charity is undertaking.”

For Camphill Wellbeing Trust, Dr Stefan Geider said:

“As a charity we aim to provide our therapies for patients on the basis of need, regardless of the ability of the patient to pay. With an increasing number of patients coming to the trust who need somewhere to stay during the therapy, we are converting part of our building into living accommodation.

“This accommodation will be particularly important to our work in relation to mistletoe therapy for cancer patients and work with children and adults who have learning disabilities.

“The support from Richard Irvin Services Group will help us to furnish these rooms so that we can provide comfortable accommodation at what is so often a stressful time for patients.”

Camphill Wellbeing Trust is one of seven charities that are part of Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire. Locally there are 700 people who live and work in Camphill communities, which provide education and personal development opportunities for children, young people, adults and the elderly, who have additional support needs.

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