Bon Accord and Charlie House Launch New Charity Partnership With Family Fun Takeover Weekend

Aberdeen shopping centre, Bon Accord and local children’s charity Charlie House are set to embark upon a new charity partnership.

Over the past two years Bon Accord has worked with The ARCHIE Foundation to raise in excess of £100,000 as well as lending space for a range of projects, including Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail. 

Craig Stevenson, Centre Manager said: “It has been a fantastic couple of years partnering with The ARCHIE Foundation and we wish the team every success.  

“We are delighted to announce our partnership for 2020 with Charlie House. The Charlie House team work to support babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families, in the North-East of Scotland.

“We have had some great initiatives in previous years such as Big Bounce, Santa’s Grotto and our giant slide which will continue into this year. We are also looking forward to getting involved in some new projects.”

Susan Crighton, Director of Fundraising for Charlie House, says, “The Bon Accord partnership is an amazing opportunity for Charlie House, to not only raise much needed funds but to also continue to raise awareness of our current services and Big Build Appeal. Having this partnership platform will really make a huge difference to us as a small local charity and we are very grateful.”

Susan continues, “We have had the pleasure of working with the Bon Accord team over the past year in relation to ReCHarge Café, our social enterprise within the centre, which they have been fully supportive of. The café’s success would not have been possible without the Bon Accord team. We look forward to our continued working relationship and bringing exciting new projects to the centre and its customers, watch this space!”

To celebrate the partnership, the Charlie House team will be out in force tomorrow and Sunday (25th & 26th January) with fun and free activities across the weekend which will include a free family scavenger hunt with a top prize, giant buzz game, vortex game and meet and greet with mascot Charlie Dog, who will be handing out free flags, stickers and balloons.

For further information on Charlie House, please visit www.charliehouse.org.uk and to find out more about Bon Accord, visit their website at www.bonaccordaberdeen.com

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