For one week in early December club members, with the help of volunteers from the charity, Aberdeen Cyrenians, took over the Aberdeen City Charities Shop selling a wide variety of donated stock that included clothing, toys and games, baby goods, books and bric a brac. We were raising funds for the charity which relies on public donations to provide care and support for vulnerable people and anyone experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their home through poverty.
Money raised goes towards keeping food and essential items stocked up. This will ensure that everyone who needs a food parcel will get one. It is also used to provide fuel vouchers to help people heat their homes. It will ensure that service users have access to support when experiencing a difficult situation, when acquiring information for what matters to them, seeking skills training, employability opportunities or accessing services online, and receiving financial help such as calling debtors and finding safe housing options.
The proceeds from the very successful week amounted to over £1700. Huge thanks to all who made the week truly worthwhile. http://www.weareac.org