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Food Deliveries - AC2U24 Apr 2020
Aberdeen Foyer has partnered with Aberdeen Cyrenians, Social Bite and CFINE to work in collaboration to distribute food to people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.     The Foyer's Chief Executive, Leona McDermid explains why it's needed, “Having access to food when you have... read more

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Vital Mental Health Support Service10 Apr 2020
With funding from the European Social Economy Growth Fund supported by European Social Fund (ESF) and Scottish Government, the Foyer employed an educational psychologist and a young people’s counsellor. 151 young people worked directly with the Foyer counsellor and educational psychologist from August 2018 to... read more

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Donation from Peterson18 Mar 2020
Leading international energy logistics provider Peterson has donated £20,000 to Aberdeen Care and Repair and Aberdeen Foyer, following a wide-ranging fundraising campaign throughout 2019. Staff across Aberdeen and surrounding offices united to raise funds by organising and participating in a variety of bake sales, themed days,... read more

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Transforming Futures Evaluation12 Mar 2020
H&M Foundation and End Youth Homelessness launch evaluation of Transforming Futures Programme which has supported almost 900 vulnerable young people across the UK.  In 2018, 788,000 young people (16 – 24) were not in education, employment or training (EET) in the UK.
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New Chair of the Board24 Jan 2020
We're delighted to announce the appointment of Sheila Sansbury as the new Chair of our Board of Directors. Sheila succeeds Susan Elston who held the post for 2 years. Sheila Sansbury said, “It is a privilege to be appointed as the Chair of the... read more

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Petrofac employees raise £8,000 for the Foyer7 Jan 2020
PETROFAC employees based in the north-east of Scotland have raised £8,000 for the Foyer. More than 530 employees attended Petrofac’s Christmas Dinner Dance at the P&J Live and dug deep for the Foyer’s Christmas Appeal: a campaign to provide those currently experiencing homelessness with a... read more

there's no place like home19 Dec 2019
There really is 'No place like home'. The Wizard of Oz theme was particularly appropriate for this year's annual Foyer Christmas fun day and marks the film's 80th anniversary! A big thanks to staff and programme participants involved in creating the fabulous decorations at the... read more

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Young Philanthropists raise £210 for the Foyer9 Dec 2019
We were delighted to be represented by a team of young philanthropists from Mackie Academy who made it all the way to the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) final. Lauren, Flo and Mia were most interested in our work around preventing youth homelessness and... read more

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Deloitte Ride Across Britain 20195 Sep 2019
Stuart Holden, a manager at Deloitte LLP, is taking part in this year’s Deloitte Ride Across Britain bike ride. Described as a world famous bucket list event, 900 riders will cycle 980 miles over 9 days from Land’s End to John O’Groats starting out... read more

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Ken's BIG Walk from Shire to Shore21 May 2019
Ken Milroy retired in August 2018 as CEO and founder of Aberdeen Foyer, a role he held from April 1996. “To mark my retirement I set myself a challenge to walk across Scotland from my home at Ballogie, Aberdeenshire to visit my sister at Lochgilphead.” Ken... read more

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Transforming Futures30 Apr 2019
Over 2 years, with the support of the H&M Foundation through End Youth Homelessness, we have been able to make a difference to 136 local young people, many of whom had multiple barriers making it very difficult to start training or get into work. The... read more

One Peterson22 Mar 2019
Aberdeen Foyer is really pleased to have been chosen as One Peterson’s Charity of the Year for 2019.  The Foyer wants to end youth homelessness and poverty in the North East.  Monies raised by One Peterson will help us achieve this.  “We are delighted to... read more

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Donation from SVS29 Jan 2019
Specialist Valve Services based in Westhill made a donation to the Foyer of £1,123.75 following a charity auction held at their 20th Anniversary dinner dance. Leona McDermid received the cheque from Gerry Henry SVS Managing Director. "Certain elements of our work attract little or no public funding.... read more

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Year of Young People Fraserburgh5 Dec 2018
Yesterday saw the first of our showcase events, supported by Big Lottery Scotland, celebrating the talent of young people as part of the Year of Young People 2018. We were at the Fraserburgh JIC building. The singing was a great hit and the event was well supported by the... read more

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'no place like home' - photography award 201829 Oct 2018
Jamie Hutton has won a Housing Support Enabling Unit (HSEU) photography award in the category Community – Individual with his entry: Feeling on Top of the World. Jamie is working with Foyer housing, the Outreach group and REACH in Inverurie. He is a delighted and proud young... read more

Great Grampian Bake Off23 Oct 2018
Our colleague, Liz Cameron was asked by the Scottish Prison Service to deliver baking and cake decorating classes for young offenders at Peterhead. “I must admit that although I was excited there was also a wee bit of apprehension as I had never been... read more

Nexen CV Workshop11 Oct 2018
We’d like to thank and acknowledge the input of 4 people from the HR team at Nexen who led a CV workshop at their office for the Aberdeen City Prince’s Trust Team on Thursday 4 October.  Following a tour of the building and bacon... read more

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First Minister Question Time14 Sep 2018
We were given an excellent opportunity for young people through Youth Link Scotland and Children in Scotland to take part in a Children's First Minister Question Time.  Kamal is one of the young people working with our Foyer Futures team and had a question he wanted to... read more

Foyer Futures Awarded Grant Fund29 Jul 2018
8 young people working with our Foyer Futures team are absolutely delighted to have been awarded grant funding through ACVO’s Young Person’s Grant. The funding is provided by Life Changes Trust and awards small amounts of money to young people to improve their quality of... read more

Unlocking Potential26 Jul 2018
Grants from the Social Economy Growth Fund – backed by the Scottish Government and the European Social Fund – have been awarded to 22 community organisations, social enterprises and charities across Scotland. Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said: “The Social Economy Growth Fund enables organisations to... read more