24 Nov 2022
St Andrews Children’s Society in Aberdeen has been given a £1,000 boost in its centenary year by one of Scotland’s leading family-owned firms.
Allied Vehicles, which is based in Glasgow, made the donation to the independent fostering and adoption agency through its charitable arm the Allied Vehicles Charitable Trust.
John Forbes, who manages the Allied Parts hub in Aberdeen, presented the cheque to senior practitioner Shiona Freeman and the St Andrew’s team at their premises in the city’s Dee Street.
John said: “It’s a cause that’s close to mine and my wife’s hearts and I thought it would be nice to help them mark their centenary.
“They do some amazing work with youngsters who have often not had the best start in their lives and it’s nice to see that recognised.”
St Andrews Service Manager, Debbie McDonald, thanked Allied for the donation, and added: “As social workers, we are fortunate to work for an amazing charity that supports adoptive families.
“However, times are financially challenging for all charities at the moment, so your generous donation will go a long way towards helping us set up a kitchen/messy play area where families can spend some quality time together with their worker, building their parent/child relationship.
“Our children have often been through such unimaginable trauma that there is little scope in their lives for fun, positive relationships and making happy memories. Your donation will help change that!”