An Aberdeen charity has been given a four-figure donation from Aberdeen Standard Investments’ charitable foundation.
North East Sensory Services has been awarded £3,400 to support its young peoples’ sensory service.
NESS’s work across the north east of Scotland ensures that people with sight or hearing problems get the assistance they require.
The organisation runs support groups for parents of babies with sensory loss, provides workplace guidance for teenagers and hosts fun activities that allow young people to gain new life experiences.
Michelle Herd, its trusts and foundations officer, said: “Dealing with the loss of sight or hearing can be a challenging experience for young people.
“We work with children and young people throughout their developmental years, from navigating school to providing support in gaining further education and employability skills.
“We are incredibly grateful for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation’s grant, which will ensure we are able to provide these services for even more children and young people.”
NESS supports around 6,500 visually and hearing-impaired people of all ages, their families and carers across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Dundee.
Claire Drummond, head of charitable giving for Aberdeen Standard Investments, added: “The work undertaken by NESS is vital for those who require assistance in coming to terms with the loss of their sight or hearing.”
For more information about NESS, visit www.nesensoryservices.org