Rotary Clubs and Bon Accord Partnership Set To Raise Vital Funds for Aberdeen Children’s Charity

  • 1st September, 2020
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Aberdeen-based children’s charity Charlie House today (Tuesday 1st September 2020) announces the launch of the Rotary Clubs of Aberdeen and District Annual Raffle, in partnership with Bon Accord Aberdeen.

The raffle is set to raise thousands of pounds to support the services being delivered by Charlie House to babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families, in the North-east.

The members of 25 of the Rotary Clubs in and around Aberdeen generously donate their time annually to support a charity via their annual raffle and are gifted space within the city’s Bon Accord to highlight this and sell tickets.

The raffle prizes this year are:

  • 1st Prize – Bon Accord Bundle worth £2,500 – kindly sponsored by Bon Accord Aberdeen, affiliated shops & STATS Group
  • 2nd Prize - £1,000 cash – kindly sponsored by Atholl Scott Financial Services Ltd
  • 3rd Prize - £1,000 to spend in Banchory Cycles – kindly sponsored by activpayroll in association with Banchory Cycles

Alan Pirie, Chairman of the organising committee and President Elect of St Machar Rotary Club, says “Rotary Clubs in this area have had a support relationship with the charity Charlie House for some time now and were delighted to learn that they had been chosen as the Bon Accord’s Charity Partner of the Year from 2020. Bon Accord generously assist with our annual fundraising by enabling us to have a presence in the centre and drum up funds for our chosen charity partner via the raffle, which is always hugely popular.”

Craig Stevenson, Centre Manager at Bon Accord Aberdeen says, “Bon Accord is delighted to sponsor the top prize for our charity partner, Charlie House, at this year’s Rotary Club raffle.

“Through the years, the centre has offered support to the Rotary Clubs annual raffle and it is fantastic that we can lend our support again this year, and for such an important local cause. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at Bon Accord from December 1 and at just £1 per ticket, there are some great prizes to be won!”

Commenting on the launch of the raffle, Susan Crighton, Director of Charlie House, says, “We are so grateful to the Rotary Clubs for their on-going support and the incredible team at Bon Accord who selected us as their charity partner at the beginning of the year. We had many exciting events scheduled in partnership with Bon Accord for 2020 and sadly most of these have been cancelled in light of the corona virus but, the annual Rotary raffle is one which we can now welcome and really hope that people will return to the centre to not only support all of the retail units but to also drop by to purchase one of the tickets. We would all do with a little bit of hope and excitement right now. We wish everyone the best of luck for the raffle which will be drawn on Christmas Eve.“

Susan concludes, “As many will understand, all local charities are facing very challenging times to enable them to continue to deliver vital support to families across the North-east with reduced donations and funds. We have seen an 84% increase in the requirement for our services. Purchase of these raffle tickets really will go on to support a local child and family.”

Members of the various participating Rotary Clubs will be selling tickets locally and have a presence in the Bon Accord from 1st December leading up to the draw on Christmas Eve. This will take place at Bon Accord. To purchase tickets directly from Charlie House email fundraise@charliehouse.org.uk or call 01224 31333.

For more information about Charlie House and its services please visit www.charliehouse.org.uk or call 01224 313333.


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