This year, Friends of ANCHOR is celebrating 20 years of providing support to cancer and haematology patients throughout the North-east of Scotland.
Our milestone anniversary project for the 'Dream Big Campaign' will see the placement of 20 large anchor sculptures around Aberdeen city and shire and as far afield as Moray, Orkney and Shetland, which all fall within the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s ANCHOR Unit catchment area.
This is a huge investment that will ultimately have a significant impact on the care, treatment and wellbeing provided to local cancer and haematology patients.
Join Friends of ANCHOR in its ‘DREAM BIG’ initiative to help Aberdeen become a centre for world-class cancer research.
The North-east public will be encouraged to get involved by undertaking their own anchor ‘voyage’ and to fundraise for the cause with a public exhibition and auction at the end of the project to bolster the return for the ANCHOR Unit.
Many designs took a nautical theme, whilst others gave due consideration to the work and cause of the charity. The standard and selection of designs was extremely high. What made the designs more impressive were the moving stories behind the artists’ inspiration. All of the artists gave their personal reasons and motivations for wanting to be involved in this project and it was a privilege to be part of this very emotive and creative process. In the end, we have managed to find a balance of styles, themes and unique characteristics to make up a collection worthy of the voyage.
The selected artists:
Catherine Redgate - Light The Way
Ewen Milne - Anchored in Glory (AFC/AFCCT)
Jenny McHardy - Knitwear Anchor
Judi Milne - Thistle Help
Lee Matthew - Ugly People
Lesley D McKenzie - Granite & Gold
Mary Butterworth - We Are Stardust
Penny Downes - Never Lose Hope
Stuart Allen - Robo Gull
School Art Competition
Your logo on an anchor
Your organisation will receive logo branding on all printed material and online communication associated with the campaign to include but not limited to: marketing literature, trail maps, in-paper articles, auction event, website.
Your logo will also be displayed at the base of an anchor throughout the duration of the four month campaign. Large visitor turnout at the anchor site is expected.
Optional ownership of your anchor
In addition to your sponsorship fee, you will be given the advanced opportunity of owning your sponsored anchor prior to the auction event in November. The flat rate ownership fee is £5,000. Any anchors that are not pre-purchased will go to auction.
Regular media exposure including features in the Press and Journal, Evening Express and Original FM.
Supporting the arts
With your involvement in the campaign, you are supporting local artists and groups across the North-east of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland.
Engagement with sponsors on all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin (10,000+ followers on Facebook).