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One in five people in Scotland are living with the effects of chest, heart and stroke conditions. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. With your help, we can provide vital services to help them live the life they want to. By supporting us you will be helping people across Scotland to take back their lives, regain their confidence and live life to the full. #nolifehalflived
In North East Scotland, there are over 1,800 babies, children and young people living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Together, we can provide vital support for these children and their families while helping them create memories for the whole family to treasure. Every penny raised from your mud-covered fun at the Beast Race will go towards the creation of a new specialist facility here in Aberdeen for the families of North East Scotland
When your baby dies, it is an incredibly traumatic and extremely lonely time as you may struggle to find others who understand the overwhelming emotions you experience. We can be there to hold your hand and walk with you on your journey, as you start to find a way to cope with your grief. Our families are at the heart of everything that we do. All our bereavement support services are free and for as long as they are needed. We know that no one person’s grief is the same, so our support services are individualised for each family we support. You can help us by raising vital funds to support our families.
Befriend a Child works to support children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to develop into confident adults. We do this through our 1:1 and group befriending and mentoring projects. Our key objectives for these children are to help increase their confidence and self-esteem, reduce their social isolation, help them to develop new life skills and interests and ultimately help them realise their full potential.
Friends of the Neuro Ward works to improve the care and comfort of patients in Wards 204 & 205 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the neuro rehab unit at Woodend Hospital.
Our volunteers have worked closely with staff to buy the “extras” to make life a little easier for those on the ward – ranging from specialist mattresses, recliner chairs and shower trolleys to rehabilitation tools and activities for patients, who come from across Grampian, the Highlands and islands.
Friends of ANCHOR is a local charity supporting those in the North-east with a cancer or haematology diagnosis. The charity works alongside NHS Grampian to ensure patients have the very best treatment, care and support. This year, the charity is set to celebrate the opening of The ANCHOR Centre - a new facility that will unite the out and day patient departments under one roof. Friends of ANCHOR have pledged to raise £2m for additional extras within the Centre like garden spaces, a dedicated complementary therapy room and art installations to enhance the atmosphere. By taking on the Beast Race for Friends of ANCHOR, you’ll directly support the 250 patients who will walk through the Centre’s doors daily when it opens.
Archway is a Northeast charity, set up by parents and carers themselves, that has been offering a lifeline of caring services to almost 200 children, young people and adults with profound learning disabilities and their families for over 30 years. We offer residential care, residential respite care and a whole range of community services to support each individual and their family. We understand that every person with a profound learning disability, and every family supporting them, is on a difficult journey having to overcome enormous challenges every day. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to create opportunities to help them overcome these difficulties, ensure they are valued, empowered and enabled so they can lead life to the full whatever their disability might be.
Everything you raise for us taming the Banchory Beast will be used to fund a range of outings and activities that build confidence and self-esteem and prevent social isolation, wheelchair adapted vehicles, so no-one is left out, ,special equipment for those with physical disabilities and new services that meet changing needs as time goes by. Thank you for your support. We really appreciate it.