Cameron Troup who was inspired by Captain Tom Moore has run 100 miles to raise money for the NHS.  Cameron whose mother works at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary attends Kemnay Academy and is a Scout was also supported by his father.  He ran the 100 miles over 32 days.  He kept at it in spite of finding the going tough on occasions and raised £1,338 for The Grampian Health Board Endowment Fund.

An Inverurie youngster Ross Sharp hit on an idea which has proved very popular with the people of Inverurie.  Ross wanted to help those in need so has been collecting food bags to send to the local food bank in Inverurie.  In 1 week, 50 bags of food was dropped off at Ross’s home.  His mother Tracey has found a full time role in making sure that the food is in date before it is collected by Catalyst Vineyard Church on a Wednesday.  The church then distributes the food to those in need.

AC2U is a partnership of different organisations including Aberdeen Foyer,  CFINE and Social Bite. It is headed up by Aberdeen Cyrenians. The partnership has recently been awarded £20,000  by The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Aberdeen Covid -19 Hardship Fund to assist those who do not have a safe or permanent home and to buy necessary items as many new lets are empty even without furniture.  To assist AC2U and help a vulnerable person, visit.ac2u.org

Pupils and staff from Sunnybank School in Aberdeen have been considering what makes a Superhero.  Pupils were challenged to consider who their superheros are before the pandemic and at this stage.  The outcomes to the project have been striking with pupils drawing and even dressing up in uniforms of key workers showing how perceptions have changed. A video has been made.

Brian’s scripture reading for today is. Proverbs 3: 3-4

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
    Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
    Write them deep within your heart.
Then you will find favor with both God and people,
    and you will earn a good reputation.

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