Celebrate Aberdeen parade returning for 2018

The Celebrate Aberdeen parade

A parade celebrating the work of charities, volunteers and third sector organisations will return to the Granite City this summer.

Celebrate Aberdeen will be held on August 25, with a huge procession of unsung heroes making their way along Union Street.

Local charities, social enterprises, voluntary groups, musicians and city sports groups have been invited to register for the event before April 27.

More than 150 organisations took part last year.

George Adam, the city’s former lord provost, said: “Celebrate Aberdeen is a fantastic event, which provides an excellent platform for local third sector, organisations and clubs to promote their work in a carnival atmosphere.

“The city has many third sector organisations, which provide first-rate services because of the dedication of their volunteers. It is only right that we give them the recognition they deserve.”

Morven Mackenzie, the leader of Celebrate Aberdeen, said: “Preparations are well underway for this year’s event already which we hope will build on the success of last year. To ensure that it does, we need as many third sector groups, sports groups and musicians as possible to sign up.

“The organisations that are on board already are remarkable in the work they carry out, and being able to offer them an opportunity to celebrate and gather support is great. We are delighted to have another parade this year and we are working on plans for activities and performances throughout the weekend, which will be fun for all the family.”