A former Dons Captain Russell Anderson has st up a Football Academy. The Russell Anderson Development School @RADevSchool is helping youngsters in disadvantaged areas in NE Scotland to enjoy football. The Scottish Government has set a target of 2 hours a week of PE. The Academy is helping youngsters to meet this target. 2,500 children from 8 primary schools are benefitting every week.
Childline set up by Esther Rantzen is celebrating the 15 year of the opening of its Aberdeen Base and has honoured one of its volunteers Norman Hutchison who is a Centenarian. In the last year, the Aberdeen base handled 13,841 Counselling Sessions. Childline is available 24 hours, 7 days a week on 0800 1111 or on line www.childline.org.uk
Charlie House has been presented with a £400,000 cheque from The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen via its Trades Window Fund Charity. The amount takes the Big Build Appeal significantly over £2 million towards the construction and running costs of a specialist support centre.
Head Teacher Neil Hendry of Lochside Academy has praised the staff who went above and beyond to cover a deficit in English Teachers at the School. The school have recently recruited 3 English Teachers to begin in August.