Sport Aberdeen has been presented with The Queen’s Award for the amazing work carried out by voluntary groups. Nearly 1,500 volunteers support the delivery of Sport Aberdeen’s Community based projects. The award was presented by Lord Lieutenant of the City Barney Crocket.
Aberdeen is transforming. Work to upgrade Union Terrace Gardens is due to begin on September 9th. Changes will include a pavilion, more trees, a lift and a grand staircase with the retention of the central lawn for events. There is real excitement in the City for the future benefits that the Gardens will bring to the City in attracting more people back into the City Centre.
Northfield student Ryan Bannerman who we have previously covered has been crowned Role Model of the Year at the age of just 13. This was at the Prestigious International Awards held in Aberdeen. His sterling work to help others and put a smile on their faces is what motivates him. He helped to ensure that 250 homeless people had meals thanks to the collection of family and friends of MacDonalds tokens. He was nominated by David Forbes of Future Choices.
Team Aberdeen University who built and raced a car at Silverstone came 6th out of 165 other teams from universities across the world. The car and success was dedicated to Joe who was an exceptional member of the team. He died from an epileptic seizure at home while studying for exams. Joe had put in a huge amount into building the car. Joe’s dad was invited to unveil the car. Joe’s parents travelled to Silverstone and were able to celebrate the team’s success.
Cranfield Nursing Home in Aberdeen has been appealing for travellers to send in postcards of their travels as a way of stimulating conversation of some of their residents with dementia.