Aberdeen Cyrenians were delighted to once again be part of the Aberdeen University Student Association RAG family and attend the disbursement ceremony last week to congratulate the students on raising £116,717.
Throughout the year, University of Aberdeen students across all societies and sports teams work tirelessly on a number of fundraising projects including the Aberdeen Student Show and their hard work this year paid off for 34 local charities.
Adding in their international fundraising efforts, the total is an even more impressive £169,302.
The £4,000 donated to Aberdeen Cyrenians will make a big difference towards the costs of running our Street Alternatives programme over the busy winter period and help provide Christmas gifts for residents in our Margaret House and Wernham House projects.
Attending the ceremony, Aberdeen Cyrenians Head of Fundraising, Gary Roberts said: “The strong tradition of charitable work by students of the University of Aberdeen has created an impressive legacy in Aberdeen, not least by the formation of Aberdeen Cyrenians itself by students in 1968. To continue to be part of this tradition as we approach our 50th anniversary means more to our staff, volunteers and service users than just the monetary value alone.
“We cannot thank the students enough for their continued support both through AUSA and many individual fundraisers and volunteers. It was a pleasure to be part of the ceremony marking AUSA RAG committee’s remarkable fundraising achievements and the continued contribution they make to help ensure all those in Aberdeen receive the support and opportunities they deserve.”