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Community Elements 15 June 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018 Community, Brians Good News, Community Element, Environment, CFINE, Mens Shed | Comments


With Bian's Good News (BGN)

In today's Edition

CLASSmates and  PORTLETHEN school are raising over £2000 to buy a specially adapted bike for their frend Luca who has cerebral palsy to he can take part in BIkeability training. http://portlethen-pri.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/

Kilt Walk https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/aberdeen-2018/  raises over £400,000 for 273 charities including a 40% donation from The Hunter Foundation.  http://www.thehunterfoundation.co.uk/


A knee condition led to a tripple bypass which led to a donation from a grateful patient to the Cardiac unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary  https://www.careopinion.org.uk/services/n101h_320


A NE Olympian is to undergo Helicopter Escape Traing as a mark of respect for her dad and off shore pilots and to raise funds to set up a unit at ARI to support bereaved parents.  To contribute visit, www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hannah-miley


Other community elements include past Community Elements with new aspects.

Brige of Don and Distric Mens Shed - https://www.facebook.com/BridgeofDonMensShed/

CFINE - Community Food Initiative NE-  with Growing Spaces - https://www.cfine.org/community-growing

From The Hive - What's Happening in the Apiary?  https://aberdeenbeekeepers.net/


Finding out about Native and Non Native Invasive Species -




Community Element - Bridge Of Don & District Mens Shed

Friday, May 25th, 2018 Community Element, Mens Shed | Comments


During Gospel Cafe, Rob spoke to the Chair of Bridge Of Don and District Mens Shed- Gavin Clifford.

The ethos is the shed is open to anyone from the community - mainly men. Even just for company.  The membership is in its early stages. The vision is that membership would grow over an initial 4 year period then have fully equipped premises to carry out work. Funds would go back into the Community.


To find out more about Scottish Mens Sheds Visit




Community Element - Foster Care Fortnight 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018 Community Element, Community Trusts, Foster Care Fortnight | Comments


Its Foster Care Fortnight running from14-27 May 2018.  550 children in Scotland will need fostering this year.  People who are interested in finding out more are interested are encouraged to visit http://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/couldyoufoster

Locally, people can contact adoptfosterrecruitment@aberdeencity.gov.uk or call 01224 694554 



The World’s Most Powerful wind turbines constructed of the Aberdeen Coast

Friday, May 18th, 2018 Community, Community Element, Wind Turbines, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group | Comments


The World's Most Powerful wind turbines have been constructed off  Aberdeen's Coast by Constructor Vattenfall.  THe project is overseen locally by http://www.aberdeenrenewables.com


Community Element - Interview with Wendy Flemming - Ditch Debt With Dignity

Friday, May 18th, 2018 Community, Community Element, Debt Counselling, Ditch Debt With Dignity | Comments


Ditch Debt With Dignity  - https://ditchdebtwithdignity.com has been previously highlighted on Community Elements.  Yesterday, Rob went to meet Founder Wendy Flemming to find out more.  This has been set up as a non judgemental non Christian Charity although Christian values of LOve still resonate at its heart.  To find out more, email advice@ditchdebtwithdignity.com

Brian’s Good News 18 May 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018 Community, Brians Good News, Community Element, Clan Cancer Care, Kilt Walk, Brain Tumour, Foster Care Fortnight, Roxburghe House | Comments


Brian sourced The Evening Express - https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk

In today's edition -

A woman battling a brain tumour and told she had only 12 months has bucked medical opinion to celebrate her 40th Birthday to raise £10,000 for Clan Cancer Care. Family and Friends gathered at a special event at Pittodrie. Her dad said "She just got on with it, Her positivity is incredible." To contribute to CLAN, visit https://www.justgiving.com/clan

Participants in The Kilt Walk http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/aberdeen-2018/ to raise funds for Local Charities would have their funds raised boosted by 40% by The Hunter Foundation. The offer covers every £100 raised.  Participants will also be placed in a raffle to win one of 4 cars donated by car firm Arnold Clark.

Foster Care Fortnight has kicked off and runs until 27 May. 550 children in Scotland will need Foster Parents.  Parents, people who are interested in fostering should contact adoptfosterrecruitment@aberdeencity.gov.uk  or contact 01224 694554.  Further Information is available from https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/get-involved/foster-care-fortnight/foster-care-fortnight-2018

A terminally ill grandmother has been able to write letters and make keep sakes for her grand children so they will not forget her.  June Hearle  has been greatly helped by her family and the staff at Roxburghe House. http://www.friendsofroxburghehouse.co.uk

Brian’s Good News 11 May

Friday, May 11th, 2018 Community, Brians Good News, Community Element | Comments


We are still working through a back log of podcasts after our recent move.  New podcasts will be added when possible.

Brian derived his news stories from https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/

In this edition, youngsters in the Garthdee area have been engaged in deloping, producing and siting dog poo bag holders to highlight the menace of dog poo in the area. The scheme involves a competition where parents photograph and l the poo bag holders in situ and submit to Garthdee Community Counci  with a chance for the winning design to win £100 in vouchers.  submit by email to garthdeecc@gmail.com




Integrate - A Non Denominational Organisation

Friday, April 6th, 2018 Community, Community Element, Integrate Scotland | Comments


Brings together services for the community - A Drop In Centre, Pursuing Justice - Rehabilitation and Chaplaincy, Taking Action - Food Finances and Transforming Lives - Lifestyle and Restore.  To find out more - Visit Integrate Scotland www.integratescotland.org. or www.facebook.com/integratescotland



Brian’s Good News 6 April 2018

Friday, April 6th, 2018 Brians Good News, Community Element, Film, Mental Health, YoungMinds, Rethink Mental Health, Befriend A Child, Veterans With Dogs, Sue Ryder, Aberdeen International Airport | Comments


NE Christian Faith-Based Organisation picks up several awards at film festivals from across the globe - Home Away From Home is about a Chinese Student who comes to Edinburgh  and discovers The Gospel.

See the trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da7EP_Zs5bI

Facebook -https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=P3c2t5qqbwPXAF07mzSzcaNWEit8MTUyMzExNzk3NUAxNTIzMDMxNTc1&v=Da7EP_Zs5bI&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhomeawayfromhomefilm%2F%3Fhc_ref%3DARTqknbZjZhEt15X60Y1Qwbv6dgQyqY_pOwjGrurpX_UTzPNA-U1T5YGQ2-ADbWWRgY&event=video_description


Lewis Edgar who is a Graphic Designer from Aberdeen is shining a light on mental health.  Fandabby has helped Lewis through depression, anxiety and PTSD.  Profits from Fandabby will go to YoungMinds and Rethink Mental Illness.  Both these organisations support and promote Lewis's project.


Aberdeen International Airport is hosting a runway run in aid of Befriend A Child, Veterans with Dogs and Sue Ryder.    To enter visit www.aberdeenrunwayrun.co.uk

Newton Dee Village which supports people with learning difficulties has recieved the top rating wiuth the Care Inspectorate -   


Community Element - Financial

Friday, March 30th, 2018 Community, Community Element, Debt Counselling, Finance | Comments


We start with the reading of a book, The Money Secret by Rob Parsons.  The book is a book offering great hope for those struggling with debt.  Unfortunately the current link to the web address in from the back of the book can not now be trusted so not included. There are several organisations dealing with debt.

www.capuk.org  based in Bradford offering help to those in debt, also advice to help manage finances, get jobs and other services.  Cap Uk work with local churches throughout the UK. They do so in a non judgemental way.

In Aberdeen, CFINE and partners offer help with finance, jobs, energy and managing and reusing waste.  www.cfine.org

On line help from https://www.moneysavingexpert.com   and https://www.moneysupermarket.com/  give help withy motoring, insurance, mobile anand money saving in many areas do shop around for the best deals.