Aberdeen Grammar’s hockey club has teamed up with cancer charity Friends of Anchor.
In what is believed to be the first arrangement of its kind in the city, the club has pledged to contribute a percentage of its annual fundraising activities to Friends of Anchor’s ongoing initiatives.
Aberdeen Grammar recently hosted an inflatable pitch, supplied by the Scottish Hockey Union, as a side event at the 2019 Anchor Wipeout at Hazlehead Park, which was a great success.
It is hoped the arrangement will both raise the profile of hockey and raise essential funds to allow the charity to further help patients and their families at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Aberdeen Grammar has already hosted an event in memory of one of their former players, Kathy Parfitt, who died of cancer shortly before she was due to appear in Friends of Anchor’s Courage on the Catwalk last year.
As a result of the club’s community activities, oil and gas advisory company Archer Knight will sponsor Aberdeen Grammar this season.
James Williams, the club’s captain, said: ‘We are delighted to support FoA in the amazing work they do within the Aberdeenshire community.
“We know that the funds we raise will make a difference to the lives of those that are most in need of FoA’s support in the months ahead. We also welcome on board Archer Knight whose contribution will help us to provide that support.”
David Sheret, a co-founder and director at Archer Knight, said: “We always like to ensure that our sponsorships have a direct correlation to the local region.”