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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

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

  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

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

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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2018 Black and Gold Ball

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Black and Gold Fundraising Ball taking place on 9th November at Elphinstone Hall.

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BHGE 10k – 20 May 2018

  Join Team Cyrenians on Sunday 20 May 2018 at this year’s BHGE 10k run and help us to tackle homelessness in Aberdeen. We have 30 places available, it’s just £24 to register and we ask anyone taking part to aim to raise at least £50 which will support people who are homeless or at […]

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The 2018 Aberdeen Sleepout

Help us continue our 50 years of tackling homelessness and supporting vulnerable people in our community. This year’s #AberdeenSleepout will be bigger and better than ever to mark 50 years of Aberdeen Cyrenians.   Join #TeamCyrenians on Friday 9 March at ASDA Bridge of Dee to help increase awareness of the continuing problem of rough […]

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Mick, 72, aiming to get life back on track with Aberdeen Cyrenians after five years of begging

By Dale Haslam Mick became a beggar around six years ago after helping a friend – and has been doing it most nights since. However, thanks to the help of Aberdeen Cyrenians, the 72-year-old is hoping to get his life back on track. It started in 2012 when Mick was with a pal who had […]

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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

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, 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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