Health and Beauty

Bringing hope to Africa

July 1, 2014

They say that when you're a doctor, you can take your career anywhere; there will never be a country, town or village where medical skills are not needed.


Golfers tee off for charity

June 20, 2014

A team of golfers have taken on the mammoth challenge of tackling four north-east golf courses in one day to raise funds for sick children.


The intangible benefits of volunteering

June 9, 2014

Organisations throughout the country recently marked the 30th anniversary of Volunteers Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Nowhere is that contribution more keenly felt than at Home-Start Aberdeen, a city-based charity that provides vulnerable families with emotional and practical support in the home. In the past year alone, its 100 volunteers have provided over 200 local families with approximately 17,500 hours of support. Volunteers are at the heart of the service that Home-Start Aberdeen delivers. Families in need of help, who may be dealing with issues of isolation, ill health, disability or other challenges, are referred to the charity, mainly via community health professionals. These referred families are then carefully matched with a trained Home-Start Aberdeen volunteer, who visits them weekly. “Without our volunteers, Home-Start Aberdeen simply would not exist,” said Georgette Cobban, scheme manager, Home-Start Aberdeen.


Dancers raise £2,500 for Befriend a Child

June 5, 2014

More than £2,500 has been raised for local charity Befriend a Child after corporate teams took to the dance floor in the ActivityMix Corporate Decathlon, Dance the World event, sponsored by CNR International.