Big Aberdeen Timeline
June 2016 Onwards – Keep your Blooming Big Aberdeen eyes out in Aberdeen’s parks, greenspaces, school playgrounds, playpark over the next few months: a dozen Friendly Benches are coming to help individual organisations reach out to communities with bright new painting of City benches (starting with one by Homestart in Hazelhead park in June), Buddy Benches are coming made of recycled wood from the City’s parks to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground and at the same time offering offenders the chance to make reparation for their offences by undertaking unpaid work for the benefit of the community. And Good Causes Benches will give families somewhere to sit while children burn off energy in play areas while promoting the work of a range of organisations involved in Good Causes Day (see below). This project arose from The Big Creative Picture event in June 2015. Lots of ways for you to get involved http://acvo.org.uk/working-with/big-aberdeen/blooming-big-aberdeen/
30th March 2017 – Big Aberdeen Award – In 2015/16 this category of ACVO Award was won by Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) and sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland. Next year’s Awards Lunch will be held on 30th March 2017 and we are interested in all your ideas.