Shoemakers Donation

The Deacon and Boxmaster of the Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation were delighted to present Janine, Fundraising Manager from Archway with £1,562.50 for the charity.

Archway was founded in Aberdeen in 1986 by a group of parents of children with learning disabilities who were looking for respite. 30 years later they are still going strong and supporting so many people across the North East.

Pictured: Deacon Chris Watson, Janine Davies – Fundraising Manager and Boxmaster Barney Crockett

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Shoemakers donate to Calico

Representatives from the Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation were delighted to welcome Magnus and Karen from Calico – Cancer and Leukaemia in Children Orientated and present them with their £1,562.50 donation.

Well done to the Shoemakers for the donation to this great charity.


Pictured in front of the Shoemakers stained glass window: Boxmaster Barney Crockett, Chairman Magnus Harcus (CALICO) and Ex Deacon Brian Scott

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Parkinson’s UK in Scotland – Aberdeen Branch

Aberdeen Fleshers Incorporation were delighted to donate an amazing £3,210.00 to the Parkinson’s UK Aberdeen Branch. Chair Barbara Webster came to Trinity Hall to be presented with the donation.

For the Aberdeen Branch, group meetings are regular where there is the opportunity to chat, get mutual support, socialise and relax, with a cup of tea or slice of cake in hand. There is also the opportunity to partake in activities. …

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Shoemakers Dinner Dance – 17th February 2024

An amazing £3125.00 was raised at the recent Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation Dinner dance for donation to Archway and Calico – Cancer and Leukaemia in Children Oriented.

A great time was held by all with entertainment by Mustang which kept the dance floor busy all evening! Wonderful food was provided by our resident chef Richie Gavryluk. …

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Tailors donation to Living Well Cafe

With funds raised from their Dinner Dance on the 1st of December 2023, The Aberdeen Tailor Incorporation were thrilled to donate an amazing £1250 to the Living Well Café.

Deacon Philip Sainsbury and Boxmaster David N Parkinson met with Jeanette Abel and Linda Rendall from the charity to present the cheque.

Living Well aim to improve the physical, emotional and social wellbeing for the lonely and isolated and also for those living with dementia, and their carers, within our communities.

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Aberdeen Street Friends – 23rd August 2023

Staff from the  Trades Widows Fund Charity and Dr Guilds Managers volunteered to help this anti-poverty and homelessness charity based in Aberdeen City Centre.

The charity instantly provide those in need with tea/coffee, sandwiches, bread, soup, toiletries, hats/socks/gloves/scarves and much more.

A wonderful group of volunteers who are changing the lives of people on Aberdeen streets on a daily basis.

The Trades Widows Fund Charity recently donated £3000 worth of Tesco spend vouchers in order for volunteers to purchase food/drinks for these much needed trips around the city.

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Tillydrone Community Development Trust

The Trades Widows’ Fund Charity were delighted to support the Tillydrone Community Development Trust with their current projects of a Sensory Garden which will be inclusive for all and the restoration of Benholms Tower (Wallace Tower), which will include an extension for a café area.

The Trust aims for the development of a healthy, integrated and environmentally sustainable neighbourhood with decision-making at local level.

Pictured: Members of the Trust in front of Benholm (Wallace) Tower

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Public Access Defibrillator

We are delighted to have part funded this local Public Access Defibrillator, which is located just outside Clear Pharmacy on Holburn Street. In Partnership with Sainsbury N & Sons, Response Consultants UK Limited & Clear Pharmacy, we felt it prudent to help fund this life saving equipment in the local area.

Should you ever require it, dial 999 and ask the operator for an ambulance and the code to open the box. Everything you need is in the defib container, and it talks you through what to do. …

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