Peerie Night Oot in Shetland boosts funds
Katrine Johnson, Treasurer, Uyeasound Public Hall, Unst, Shetland paid into the charity's account the sum of £578.60 in September 2010. Katrine explains," Every summer in our local hall we hold 'Peerie Night Oot' evenings to entertain visitors to the area during the holiday season. All the work and entertainment is done voluntarily with a charity being nominated to be the recipient of all donations made by the visitors. This year the nominated charity was Friends of ANCHOR".
The charity would like to thank Katrine and everyone involved in the special evenings and to everyone who contributed to this fantastic amount of money raised, it is very much appreciated.
Twilight charity walk
On Friday 11 June 2010, 42 Denmore Park gals & pals decided to raise money for charity. The ladies and their friends were all wearing most the most amazingly decorated and embellished bras, which they had created themselves. They set off at 9pm from Denmore Park, Bridge of Don Aberdeen and walked to Fittie and back, a total of eight miles. Although it was a week before mid summer it was Aberdeen so the walk was a very long and cold one especially along the beach front. However despite the weather and blisters two charities benefited from the girls night-time adventure, Breast cancer care UK who recieved £2,626 and Friends of ANCHOR who recieved £2,124.
Friends of ANCHOR would like to thank the ladies who took part and to all their supporters and sponors.
Pictured: the twilight walkers raring to go!
Craig's Marathon Success
Craig Wilson from Aberdeen successfully completed this year's London Marathon and raised funds for two worthy causes, the National Autistic Society (NAS) and Friends of ANCHOR. Craig chose to support Friends of ANCHOR, by donating £1,500, as his Mum has had treatment for cancer at the ANCHOR unit . Thank you and congratulations Craig what a fantastic achievement. Thank you also to everyone who sponsored Craig and thank you to Craig's support runner, Wayne Yule.
Pictured: Craig Wilson (left) with his support runner, Wayne Yule after receiving their marathon medals.
Congratulations to a golden couple
Ernie and Doreen Lawrie from Aberdeen celebrated fifty glorious years together as man and wife on Friday 30th July 2010. The happy couple held a party at Kintore Public Hall on Saturday 31st July with family and friends. They kindly requested donations for Friends of ANCHOR in lieu of anniversary gifts and their generous guests donated £875.
Friends of ANCHOR would like to thank everyone who contributed to this wonderful total and a big thank-you to this very special couple for their thoughtfulness, kindness and valuable support.
Ernie and Doreen - may you have many, many more happy years together.
Asda Champion Fundraisers
Seven work colleagues from Asda Portlethen raised the fantastic amount of £3,450 for Friends of ANCHOR by holding a host of fun and games at the supermarket and also organising fundraisng events in the community including a quiz night and disco. Angela Grieg, Agnes Taylor, Debbie Carter, Doreen Jenkins, Sheena Stephen, Theresa Endersen and Yvonne Mortensen all put a tremendous amount of time and energy into their fundraising activities with help from Yvonne's son, Mark and the support of their General Store Manager, David Ritchie and other co-workers. The general public also helped to boost their total during the fund raising events held in store. We would like to thank the girls and Mark for all their support, also a big thank you to Asda and everyone who cotributed.
Pictured left to right: David Ritchie, Agnes Taylor, Theresa Endersen, Debbie Carter, Angie Grieg, Yvonne Mortensen, Sheena Stephen & Doreen Jenkins.
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