Media Release: Camphill charities to join in Celebrate Aberdeen parade


THREE Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire charities will be among around 120 charity and voluntary sector organisations taking part in this Saturday’s (June 9) Celebrate Aberdeen parade.

Camphill will be represented by co-workers, pupils, residents and supporters of Camphill School Aberdeen, Newton Dee Community and medical charity Camphill Wellbeing Trust.

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, it inspired an international movement that now extends to more than 100 centres in 23 countries. Camphill School Aberdeen is sponsored on the parade by FW Accounting.

Newton Dee Community is participating in Celebrate Aberdeen for the first time. The 200-strong community, in the Bieldside area of Aberdeen, provides meaningful work and opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and other special needs. Newton Dee is sponsored by James Aiken Engineering Solutions.

Medical charity, Camphill Wellbeing Trust promotes wellbeing through a programme of research and education. It also provides a growing range of therapies and treatments. Their involvement in the parade is sponsored by The Barber’s Pole.

The Celebrate Aberdeen parade will start at 11 am, from Albyn Place in Aberdeen, heading down 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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