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.

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

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. …

Inchgarth Community Centre

In June 2023, the Trades Widows’ Fund Charity was absolutely delighted to donate £2,500 to Inchgarth Community Centre towards their foodbank project – what a wonderful operation they have there helping the local community.

Inchgarth foodbank operates weekly and supports thousands of people as well as having fully accessible facilities so that everyone can be included in any of the activities held at the centre.

Maggie’s Aberdeen

In June 2023 the Trades Widows Fund Charity were delighted to donate £5,000 to Maggie’s Aberdeen which will help support local people with cancer who are doubly impacted by the cost of living crisis.

Pictured: is Seonaidh Baker, Development & Public Relations Manager for the Trades Widows Fund Charity and Richard Stewart, Centre Fund Raising Manager for Maggie’s Aberdeen


We are once again delighted to be supporting the Aberdeen Student Show. It is always hilarious and it is great to support local talent. Now going into its 102nd year, the Student Show forms a major part of the annual Aberdeen Students’ Charities Campaign and is open to students across the city. Over the years, the Student Show has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities.

We are looking forward to seeing their upcoming performance “Ayetanic” at His Majesty’s Theatre. …

Cancer Card Donation

Deacon of the Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation Chris Watson and Founder of Cancer Card Jen Hardy

The Aberdeen Shoemakers Incorporation were delighted to donate a total of £3,277.50 to the wonderful charity, Cancer Card. Funds were raised at their dinner dance earlier in the year.

Cancer Card is for everyone affected by cancer- patients, partners, family, friends, employers and professionals. …

Donation to SensationALL (SCO43156)

Pictured left to right: Deacon David Ross, Kate McNutt of SensationALL, Boxmaster James Strathdee

The Aberdeen Baker Incorporation were delighted to donate £1,212.50 to SensationALL, a brilliant charity who supports all individuals with support needs.

Trinity Hall will be hosting their Ball on the 31st of March.

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