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When helps comes in a can – Harvest Appeal 2018

When helps comes in a can – Harvest Appeal 2018

After each balmy summer comes autumn. The air chills, the days grow shorter. We gather our gloves, scarfs and winter coats. We brace ourselves against the approaching wind, cold and rain. In our fields, the sun says a final goodbye. Its work is done. Now harvest must begin. The word ‘harvest’ comes from the old [...]

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Volunteer with us this Christmas

Volunteer with us this Christmas

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us about the information sessions, they are both now fully booked. We will be opening volunteer recruitment again in the new year, check back on our website or facebook page for the latest updates.   [...]

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“A game changer” – preventing people from sleeping rough in Aberdeen

“A game changer” – preventing people from sleeping rough in Aberdeen

  In December 2017 Aberdeen Cyrenians’ Assertive Outreach Service (AORS) was launched as part of the Scottish Government’s Winter Initiative 2017/18 to reduce rough sleeping. The service has been described as a ‘game changer’ in terms of what the charity can do to address the issue of rough sleeping in the city. An independently commissioned [...]

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When food is more than food

When food is more than food

At 9.52 on a Monday morning, 62 Summer Street, our home, is always busy. Inside, staff and volunteers prepare for the day’s Drop-In. The smell of a flask of hot coffee lingers throughout, pairs of boxers are being counted, and it is noted, that again they are still low on stock; someone carries a pile [...]

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Keep in touch

Keep in touch

You’re probably aware but new data protection regulations come in to force on 25 May, we want to be able to keep in touch with our supporters so you can see the impact your gift is having and what we are doing to tackle homelessness in the city. If you haven’t already, you can let [...]

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Correction to inaccurate Evening Express report

Correction to inaccurate Evening Express report

We would like to correct an inaccurate report that appeared in the Evening Express of 3 January 2018 which stated that Aberdeen Cyrenians were closed over the festive period. Our website was very clear on our festive opening hours. As always, our Street Alternatives service ran an extended service opening each day between 20 December [...]

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Festive Opening Hours

Festive Opening Hours

Please find below details of services based at our Summer Street head office over the festive period. As ever, our Street Alternatives service will extend its service to 7 sessions per week over the festive period ensuring that Street Alternatives service users have access to hot 3-course meals, shower and laundry facilities every day whilst many [...]

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Aberdeen Cyrenians Chief Executive Sleeps in the Park

Aberdeen Cyrenians Chief Executive Sleeps in the Park

Aberdeen Cyrenians Chief Executive, Mike Burns joined more than 8,000 others on Saturday night sleeping in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens to raise money and awareness for those experiencing homelessness in Scotland. Although only braving sub-zero temperatures for one night, Sleep in the Park highlighted the additional difficulties those sleeping rough face in winter and brought [...]

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Aberdeen Cyrenians launches Christmas & Beyond Appeal 2017

Aberdeen Cyrenians launches Christmas & Beyond Appeal 2017

Christmas and Beyond… The festive period can be a sad, distressing and lonely time for someone who is homeless or experiencing hardship. Over the past 49 years, Aberdeen Cyrenians has been doing everything possible to tackle homelessness, and at Christmas especially, we need to ensure our services are available to those seeking support. Mike Burns, [...]

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Susan Montgomerie Retires

Susan Montgomerie Retires

Today marks a very poignant occasion for all of us currently at Aberdeen Cyrenians and all those who have been involved with or benefitted from our work over the years, as our Chief Executive, mentor and friend, Susan Montgomerie begins her well-earned retirement. Susan has been with Aberdeen Cyrenians since the very beginning. Volunteering as [...]

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Harvest Campaign 2017

Harvest Campaign 2017

Harvest has traditionally been a celebration of food grown on the land but now plays an important role in helping organisations like Aberdeen Cyrenians who provide meals for those who are facing homelessness or extreme hardship. With your support this Harvest, we will be able to continue providing food parcels to individuals and families who [...]

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Aberdeen Cyrenians welcomes new member of #TeamCyrenians courtesy of Gordon & Watson

Aberdeen Cyrenians welcomes new member of #TeamCyrenians courtesy of Gordon & Watson

Aberdeen Cyrenians welcomed a new member of #TeamCyrenians this week receiving a new mascot courtesy of sponsors Gordon & Watson. Shoppers on Union Street on Thursday morning may have caught a first glimpse of the mascot as he made his way from Gordon & Watson to pick up his #TeamCyrenians t-shirt at his new Summer [...]

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