An Aberdeen charity will use a generous recent donation to continue supporting vulnerable families in the city.
Home Start Aberdeen has been chosen as the recipient of the collection taken during last year’s Celebrate Aberdeen parade.
An impressive £1,500 was gathered in the collection buckets carried by volunteers during the parade and Home Start will use the money to support a new healthy eating venture.
Manager Eleanor McEwan said the funds meant a “huge amount” to the charity.
She said: “This donation from Celebrate Aberdeen will enable us to continue our trial to provide 30 cook and create packs.
“Each pack will contain food ingredients, recipe books and crafting materials. And in the coming months we will provide weekly cook and create video sessions.
“Most of the produce used will be fresh, with ingredients being sent out in time for each cooking session.”
Celebrate Aberdeen parade manager, Katie Aldred-Dow, added: “We are delighted Home-Start has been chosen as this year’s recipient.
“The work they do goes a long way towards supporting young families through what have been extremely challenging and traumatic times, and the skills they are teaching will have a long-term benefit.”
Since the first parade in 2011, thousands of pounds has been donated by spectators and all of the money goes back to participating organisations.
This year’s parade and awards ceremony have both been cancelled due to the pandemic, but the events will return in 2021.