A north-east children’s charity is embarking on a tour of the region to highlight the many ways local families can receive support.
Charlie House is an Aberdeen-based organisation which supports babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families, across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
The ‘Charlie House On Tour’ team will be visiting communities in the coming months to give members of the public information about the charity, the support available to them, and how to get involved in volunteering and fundraising.
The first stop on the tour will be Inverurie, with a drop-in session taking place between 12.30 and 2pm in the community room of Tesco Inverurie on March 17.
Leigh Ryrie, the organisation’s children and family support manager, said: “We are really looking forward to taking Charlie House on the road and making it accessible for families to come and meet and speak with us face-to-face.
She added: “It will be an informal and friendly meeting point where people can drop-in and basically find out more about Charlie House and ultimately how we can help.
“We will be on tour in several other locations over the coming months and will also be visiting Banff, Fraserburgh, Crimmond and Orkney and Shetland.”
Charlie House is undertaking an £8 million appeal to build a specialist centre on the grounds of Woodend Hospital, offering families support and respite facilities.
For further information, visit www.charliehouse.org.uk.