The Lord Provost’s charitable trust has raised almost a quarter of a million pounds in less than a month to help vulnerable people in Aberdeen.
The Seven Incorporated Trades Widows’ Fund Charity initially donated £50,000 to the cause.
And now it has pledged a further £50,000 to match the £100,000 given by the city council’s Common Good Fund.
The money raised so far has been distributed amongst local charities to enable those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to get the help they urgently need.
A total of £161,596 has been awarded to charities across the city, with additional funds being freed up for the next round of applicants.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Barney Crockett, said: “The hardship fund was kicked off by The Seven Incorporated Trades Widows’ Fund charity’s wonderful donation of £50,000, which encouraged others to donate to this very worthy cause.
“For the Widows’ Fund to donate a further £50,000 is simply amazing.”
In the first round grants ranging from £2,000 to £35,000 were awarded to successful applicants to support charities providing for the north-east’s most vulnerable.
Mervyn Donald, deacon convener at The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen said: “We are grateful that we can see first-hand, the charities that are benefiting from these donations and changing the lives of local Aberdeen citizens who are struggling during the pandemic.”
Raising almost £240,000 in the month the fund has been active, it is still seeking donations to continue helping those in need or at risk.