06 Dec 2016

AC staff donate 200 Xmas presents to children facing hardship

AC staff donate 200 Xmas presents to children facing hardship

North-east staff at Aberdein Considine have donated 200 presents to children facing hardship this Christmas.

North-east staff at Aberdein Considine have donated 200 presents to children facing hardship this Christmas.

People across the firm's offices in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire dug deep to back Instant Neighbour's 'Giving Tree' appeal in huge numbers.

Instant Neighbour works with social work departments, community projects, and other similar organisations across Aberdeen City and Shire to identifiy families that are unable to afford to buy Christmas gifts for their children.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree ensures that no child in the north-east goes without gifts at Christmas.

Instant Neighbour arranges for the printing of “tags”, each of which relates to one of the children referred to the appeal. The tag says the child’s name, age, and gender.

Supporters across Aberdeen City and Shire – businesses, schools, universities, and other organisations – take Giving Tree tags from Instant Neighbour and place them on their Christmas trees. Staff then collect a tag from a tree, purchase a gift, and return the gift with the tag attached to the tree (or another tree).

Instant Neighbour then collects all of the donated gifts, arranges for them to be sorted and boxed, and then returned to partner organisations in time for Christmas parties and other events at which the gifts will be given out to the children receiving gifts.

Aberdein Considine Managing Partner, Jacqueline Law, said: “We have always said that being a part of the communities we trade in is just as important as having an office there.

"The Giving Tree is a wonderful initiative and one which we were delighted to get behind. Like Instant Neighbour, we too believe that every child should enjoy Christmas and I am sure the efforts of Aberdein Considine staff will bring smiles to the faces of many children on December 25th."

Community support

Aberdein Considine – which now has 20 offices throughout Scotland and the north of England – has already committed tens of thousands pounds to good causes across the country.

It is currently working with the TechFest charity to pioneer a series of special 'Maths into Finance' sessions across Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth.

The firm is also is an official sponsor of the Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust. Together with Aberdeen City Council, the Trust supports the schools league across Aberdeen. More than 700 local children take will part in the weekly sessions.

Aberdein Considine has also been the main shirt sponsor of Culter JFC and Bridge of Don Thistle FC in recent years and is a sponsor of Glasgow’s Pollock Juniors.

West Lothian’s Uphall Golf Club Juniors are also backed by the firm.

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