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United Kingdom Soo Yang Do Instructors, Colleen McIver and Danny Collins both entered the city of Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10k on 23rd May 2010 and collected sponsorship for Give Kids a Chance. As Soo Yang Do intructors running their own schools in Aberdeen and the surrounding, area they were already fit but perfected their training programmes to help them each achieve personal best times at the event.
Congratulations to Colleen on raising £223 and to Danny for raising £164 at the Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10k
Colleen and instructors at United Kingdom Soo Yang Do have been supporting Give Kids a Chance since the project was launched in 1997. In recent years the instructors have been involved in providing taster sessions at schools and display teams have given demonstrations of the martial art. This has been done free of charge but with the recommendation that a donation is made to Give Kids a Chance. As a result of this initiative, started in 2006, £2,234 has been donated to the project.
Give Kids a Chance has once again been chosen by Aberdeen St Machar Rotary Club as the beneficiary of their Charity Golf Tournament at Newmachar Golf Club. This year was the 10th Tournament organised by club member Alan Pirie and the first year that a team representing Alan's own company, Aberdeen Property Leasing, have won.
Give Kids a Chance has received a donation from this event in the 1st, 5th and 10th years that the tournament has been held. Alan Pirie presented Give Kids a Chance Project Manager, Heather Wilson with a cheque for £3,000 at the club's lunchtime meeting on Thursday, 3rd June 2010.
Give Kids a Chance and Macmillan Cancer Support were chosen by the Granite City Chorus to receive donations as a result of their "al fresco" Christmas Performances at the Albyn Restaurant and Bar at 11 Albyn Place, Aberdeen.
The Chorus members decided to make donations that would support people locally and awarded £600 to community project Give Kids a Chance and £400 to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The staff at Aberdeen Property Leasing collect money during the course of the year from a variety of events and make a joint decision on who will receive the proceeds of their efforts. Give Kids a Chance was chosen as the lucky recipient this year and were delighted to receive a cheque for £802.40 from Laura Howie and Alan Pirie on behalf of their colleagues at Aberdeen Property Leasing.
Please visit the St Machar Academy Charity Committee page for more information on the school's year of fundraising for Give Kids a Chance.
Lord Provost Peter Stephen attended and presented the trophy and medals to both teams. This wonderful trophy was donated by "The Engraver" a former Northfield Academy student.
This event will have raised over £400 for Give Kids a Chance when all contributions for tickets and copies of the filmed match have been returned to the office.
Congratulations to Northfield Academy for devising this innovative end of term fundraiser. We would also like to thank the many supporters who provided raffle and lucky dip prizes for the event, to the sponsors, Aberdeen Ski Centre and The Engraver and to the referee and linesmen who gave their time to officiate at the game.
The Wood Family Trust will be donating £4,000 per annum to the Give Kids a Chance project for the next 3 years to fund the core costs required to allow delivery of DJ workshops in Aberdeen and horse-riding instruction in Aberdeenshire. In addition to this generous donation The Trust have also provided a package of support through an evaluation support account. This will allow the Give Kids a Chance team to access free support from Evaluation Support Scotland, an independent charity that helps organisations build skills and systems to evaluate their work.
The Wood Group has been committed sponsors of Give Kids a Chance since the project was launched in 1997. This support is being continued through the Wood Family Trust.
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Staff from Chevron Upstream Europe took part in the 2007 Baker Hughes 10K and raised funds for Give Kids a Chance. Staff competed in teams for various prizes supplied by Chevron but raised sponsorship from friends and colleagues for Give Kids a Chance. Chevron Upstream Euorope added to the staff fundraising and at an event in the VIP area of Tiger Tiger, Project Manager, Heather Wilson was presented with a cheque for £5,000 by Kingsley Neill on behalf of the XYZ Charity Committee and the Company.
Each year The Rotary Club of Buckie organise a 6 Harbour Walk, walking or cycling from Portsoy to Buckie. The route covers a distance of 15 miles and the club raised in excess of £20,000 last year. We were the delighted receipients of a donation for £5,000.
This generous donation has allowed us to provide young people in the Moray area with access to a range of activities, that included horse-riding lessons, swimming lessons and fishing trips. This donation has allowed young people in Moray the opportunity to be involved with these hobbies on a regular basis. They have developed frienships, made good social contacts with the tutors and instructors involved and made huge improvements to their confidence and self esteem.