Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Sculpture trail marks 20 years of Friends of Anchor

Post Thumbnail

A cancer charity has unveiled ambitious plans to create a sculpture trail across the north and north-east as part of its 20th birthday celebrations.

Friends of Anchor will place 20 artworks featuring its logo at locations in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, the Highland, Orkney and Shetland.

The project is part of the charity’s 20for20 Dream Big campaign to raise £1million to try to create a world class cancer research unit in the north-east.

The anchors will be part of a 20for20 “voyage” which starts in July with a public showcase event in Aberdeen and ends with an auction of the anchors.

Friends of Anchor members are also keen to involve local artists in the design of the sculptures.

They have enlisted the help of artist Mary Butterworth to try to get established and up-and-coming artists interested in the pioneering project.

The anchor structures will be manufactured by the Balmoral Group, meaning that all money raised from the initiative can go towards the £1million target.

Chairman of Friends of Anchor and managing director of Balmoral Group, Jim Milne, is thrilled his company is playing a key role in making this project happen.

He said: “On behalf of Balmoral Group we are honoured to be a part of this milestone event.

“It has been a privilege to be instrumental in the growth of Friends of Anchor over the past 20 years.

“20for20 would not have been possible without the input of the team here at Balmoral and the support provided by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen Inspired.

“This £1million campaign seeks to attract and recruit a world-class cancer research team to the north-east.

“This is a huge investment that will ultimately see clinical trials and care excel for cancer patients in the region.”

Each anchor is available to sponsor at £10,000 and Aberdeen Football Club had been named as the first sponsor.

George Yule, vice-chairman of the Pittodrie club, said: “The fantastic work that Friends of Anchor have undertaken over the past two decades has benefited almost everyone in the north-east in one way or another.

“The 20for20 anchor campaign is a really innovative way to celebrate the charity’s 20th anniversary and one which AFC had absolutely no hesitation in becoming involved with.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]