#BeLikeStAndrew this St Andrew’s Day

ACVO, Aberdeen’s Third Sector Interface is supporting the #BeLikeStAndrew campaign. The #BeLikeStAndrew campaign has been launched by the Scottish Government and is encouraging acts of kindness across Scotland as part of St Andrews Day celebrations.

This St Andrew’s Day – 30th November 2017 – people are encouraged to join in the spirit of St Andrew by being kind, inclusive and welcoming. St Andrew was an extraordinary person known for being exceptionally kind, inclusive and welcoming to friends and strangers alike – all values that are very much associated with the people of Scotland.

The #BeLikeStAndrew campaign is asking that on the 30th November everyone shares the values of St Andrew and collectively show they care – to quite literally #BeLikeStAndrew and undertake a little act of kindness that could have a big impact.

Whether it’s helping an older neighbour, popping into the local charity shop with a bag of clothes, getting involved in volunteering, signing up as an organ donor, helping at a community centre, donating to a local foodbank, helping at/organising a community litter clean up –anyone can #BeLikeStAndrew by creating their own little act of kindness – no matter how big or small.

Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development and Europe, said: “Our patron saint, St Andrew was known for being strong, sociable and fair, encouraging people to share what they had with those in need. Celebrating St Andrew’s Day presents a powerful opportunity for Scots to keep the spirit of St Andrew alive, by coming together and helping others within their community.”

Mike Melvin Coordinator at ACVO added “ACVO is delighted to support this excellent and inspiring campaign. It will be a fantastic St Andrews Day and the #BeLikeStAndrew campaign will greatly help in further building tremendous kindness volunteering and support in our communities.”

For inspiration on how to celebrate St Andrew’s Day or more information about the #BeLikeStAndrew campaign visit www.scotland.org/events/st-andrews-day/be-like-st-andrew  and follow @AboutScotland on twitter/social media / using the hashtag #BeLikeStAndrew.