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The Aberdonian: Aberdeen Journals appeals making a difference to communities

1979 - Express Line was boosted to the tune of £13.95 by the jumble sale efforts of Mastrick children Steven Price, Dawn Megahy, Keith Emslie, Andrea Price and Craig Scott
1979 - Express Line was boosted to the tune of £13.95 by the jumble sale efforts of Mastrick children Steven Price, Dawn Megahy, Keith Emslie, Andrea Price and Craig Scott

Over the years Aberdeen Journals has been involved in a number of appeals that with the help of our readers have raised money to support what matters – our communities.

The appeals have ranged from raising funds for a new community mini bus to aiding in the fight against cancer by helping provide hi-tech laser treatments at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The Aberdonian takes a look back at the difference these fundraising events have made over the decades.

In 1979 The Sign That Cares appeal raised money for a mini bus to help older people, while 1980 saw many of our readers put their best foot forward for The Jogwalk to help Friends of the Special Nursery.

Life-changing equipment was bought for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary thanks to  Evening Express readers and the Laser Line Fund in 1984. During a visit to the hospital, then Health Minister John McKay got a close-up look at the technology which was used to destroy pre-cancerous lesions.

Do you remember these appeals? Perhaps you were one of the Evening Express Jubilee Volunteers who raised funds for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Appeal or took part in the Cavitron Appeal.

 

1978 – Lord Provost William Fraser ready with the starter’s gun as David Bedford gets set to lead joggers
1984 – Health Minister John McKay is shown the equipment bought by Evening Express readers on his visit to ARI </p> <p>
1984 – All set to start their sponsored sit-ups for the Cavitron Appeal are members of Strathburn Keep Fit Club
1976 – A sponsored walk by Torry Academy pupils helped to boost the Sign That Cares appeal
1980 – Stuart Mathieson of Evening Express publicity blows up balloons for some eager youngsters at the Jogwalk
1981 – A blood gas analyser and sodium and potassium analyser machines bought with cash raised by the Evening Express
1979 – All set for the Express Line telephone appeal concert to be held in the Kaimhill Community Centre
1978 – Aberdeen housewives Dorothy Robb, Jess Durward and Alice Murray
1980 – Newlyweds Alastair and Roberta Kerr, of Bucksburn, go through their paces at the Jogwalk
1976 – Aberdeen Savings Bank teller Allison Matthew makes a donation to the Sign That Cares appeal
1973 – Muriel Knox wheeling her way towards funds for the Evening Express Lifeline Appeal
1972 – “Me and Sunbeam will have this can full in a week” is the cheerful promise from Lifeline’s latest recruit, 78-year-old Meg Mann
1977 – Best foot forward from these Airyhall Gardens Evening Express Jubilee Volunteers who raised £20 for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Appeal in Aberdeen from a jumble sale

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