Fundraising Team raises £2,500 for Local Charity
Local Charity Home-Start Aberdeen has received £2,500 from Central Investment after a team of five employees took part in the Baker Hughes 10k.
The North-East voluntary organisation is dedicated to promoting the welfare of families with young children and will use the funds to assist the relocation of its headquarters to accommodate growth.
The charity, which was previously based in Mastrick, moved into the centrally located premises on Alford Place in April 2015. The new, larger office space will accommodate an increase in 50 additional volunteers and allow the charity to train them internally.
A team of five from the Independent Financial Advisory firm, Central Investment, took part in the Baker Hughes 10k on Sunday 17th May.
The money will also be used to help recruit and train more volunteers, raise awareness through various marketing platforms and increase the charity's service offering.
Derek Robertson, managing director of Central Investment, said: "A group from Central Investment has come together to support this major milestone for Home-Start Aberdeen. We have been long-time supporters of the charity, and the group jumped at the chance to help the hard working volunteer group reach their fundraising goals for the office move by participating in the 10k race.
"The team has received a great deal of support from colleagues, clients, family and friends as they prepare for the Baker Hughes 10k. By dedicating their spare time to training and raising funds, I am sure they will make a real difference to the charity and help improve the lives of many families across the North-East."
Commenting on the recent fundraising efforts, Georgette Cobban, scheme manager of Home-Start Aberdeen, said: "Due to the high and ever increasing demand for our services, we have moved into a new, larger office space. Every year, we work with around 200 families across the city, a number which is expected to increase as we expand.
"Our new central location will make us more accessible to the families that we work with and allow us to offer a wider variety of services within the larger space. Additional services that we are going to introduce include on-site baby massage classes, debt management advice and bespoke training sessions for parents and volunteers which will cover topics such as child development, household budgeting and how to deal with various health issues.
"To be able to support more local families, we require more volunteers. It is our hope that the office move into the busy city centre will increase awareness of the charity with the general public, and encourage more people to get involved and volunteer.
"We are really grateful for the support received from the group from Central Investment that participated in the Baker Hughes 10k. The Home-Start team were there on the day cheering them on."
Home-Start Aberdeen recruits and trains volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families in their homes with at least one child under five. Volunteers offer informal, friendly support which is free, confidential and non-judgemental.
Local Charity Home-Start Aberdeen has received £2,500 from Central Investment after a team of five employees took part in the Baker Hughes 10k.
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