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Donations received in 2011


CNR International

Staff at CNR International donated £7,000 to two north-east organisation after raising the cash at their annual dinner dance.  Give Kids a Chance and Carronhill Primary School each received a donation of £3,500. 


Petroleum Women's Club of Scotland

Members of the Petroleum Women's Club of Scotland decided to support Give Kids a Chance in 2011.  Following a hectic programme of fundraising events during the previous year, President Elaine Anderson handed over a cheque for £4,732.51 to support Give Kids a Chance music projects.

Donations received in 2010

Aberdeen Foyer & NHS X1 Football Match

A fundraising football match was held on Sunday 6th June at the Garthdee Astroturf Pitch between Aberdeen Foyer and NHS X1.  Both teams regularly play each other in friendly matches and decided to organise a fundraiser for Give Kids a Chance.  Give Kids a Chance volunteer Michael Molden sourced sponsorship from Cauliay Publishing for the trophies, CNR International pledged £50 for each goal scored and young people from the Aberdeen Foyer Get Ready for Work programme sourced prizes for the raffle.  The day was a great success with The Foyer Aberdeen team winning the match.  Give Kids a Chance received a donation of £630 as a result of the game. 
Team captains, Michael Molden, top left, Scott Macpherson, top right with Scott's sons, Keelan and Corey hold a copy of the posters prepared for each team with photographs taken on the day.  Well done to both teams for such a great effort.

United Kingdom Soo Yang Do Instructors Support Give Kids a Chance at City of Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10k


Link opens in new windowUnited 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.


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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.

Fairer Scotland Fund awards £10,000 to GKAC

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Give Kids a Chance has once again been granted a Fairer Scotland Fund award of    £10,000.  This funding is an essential contribution to the activity costs for young people in Aberdeen.  This generous award will allow Give Kids a chance to continue offering Football, Snooker and Sooyang do as part of a programme of 23 separate activities on offer in the Aberdeen area. 

Granite City Chorus hits the right note!

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.


Choir members Stan Smith, Dave Aberdine, Steve Parry and Dave Scott presented Heather Wilson and Katie Smart with cheques at a practice session in Woodside Parish Church on 16th March 2010.

Aberdeen Property Leasing Staff donate £802.40 to GKAC

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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.

Donations received in 2009

St Machar Academy raise £3,350 for Give Kids a Chance

Please visit the  Link opens in new windowSt Machar Academy Charity Committee page for more information on the school's year of fundraising for Give Kids a Chance.

Northfield Academy Football Fundraiser

Northfield Academy staff and the 3rd year championship winning school football team were involved in a charity football match to raise funds for Give Kids a Chance.  Give Kids a Chance Volunteer and Northfield Academy staff member Michael Molden co-ordinated the arrangements and the match took place on Saturday, 27th June.  The pupils won with a resounding  score of 12 : 2 confirming their status as championship winners.  Michael also arranged for the match to be filmed so proof of the victory is also available!

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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. 


Donations received in 2008

BG Group Donate £3,130 to Give Kids a Chance

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Armada Hub offshore workforce raised £6260 from a series of offshore raffles and quiz nights with the prizes donated by BG Group. In addition, 27 UK wide Charities gained just over £1200 each thanks to a successful Safety Incentive run by GB Group, UK Upstream. During the Armada Hub 2008 Campaign, at the end of each week there was a potential of £1400 to be donated for accident free weeks.  Armada Hub's main Contractors, AMEC, Dolphin Drilling and Cape jointly contributed a whopping total of £33,000. Give Kids a Chance received a donation of £3,130 which has been used to start our Multi Sport Club at Woodside Community Centre.
The photo above shows cheques being presented to GKAC and Friends of Raeden - both organisations received donations of £3,130.  A big thank you to all the staff who contributed to this donation.

Wood Family Trust Donation to Give Kids a Chance

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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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Aberdeen College - Music Teaching Diploma Students

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Music Teaching Diploma Students from years 2 and 3 at Aberdeen College School of Music and Performing Arts have raised £500 for Give Kids a Chance.  The students and their Lecturer, Tara Leiper, all learned to play a different instrument and sat an exam to test their skills.  All the students passed and their friends and family sponsored their efforts. Stuart Armstrong, student and music tutor with GKAC presents the cheque to Heather.

Donations received in 2007

Chevron Upstream Europe - Staff and Company donation

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.

Donations received in 2006

The Rotary Club of Buckie

Rotary Club of Buckie presenting a £5,000 donation.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.