Bumi Armada support Befriend a Child’s Easter Extravaganza party

Bumi Armada and Befriend a Child are bringing Easter joy to the lives of many local children this March. The annual Christmas party that takes place each December at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel was postponed due to restrictions, therefore it was decided that an Easter Extravaganza would replace it this year. Read more

Befriend a Child look for volunteer befrienders and mentors in Aberdeenshire

With demand for their services growing, local children’s charity, Befriend a Child, have launched an appeal to find new befrienders and mentors in Aberdeenshire. In the wake of COVID-19, more children and young people are in need of a befriender or mentor, and the charity is committed to ensuring it can support those most in need in the local community. Read more

Befriend a Child announce WM Donald as Platinum sponsor of black-tie Carnival Ball

Befriend a Child announce WM Donald as Platinum sponsor of black-tie Carnival Ball Local children’s charity Befriend a Child have announced the return of their annual Big Kids Ball for 2022 with a new date and WM Donald as their Platinum sponsor. The charity supports children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire with one to one befriending and mentoring programmes, youth clubs and holiday playschemes. Read more

Befriend a Child, launches appeal to find new volunteer mentors as demand for their services grow.

Local children’s charity, Befriend a Child, has launched an appeal to find new volunteer mentors as demand for their services grow. Befriend a Child’s intandem mentoring programme offers support to young people aged 8 to 14 years old, who may be experiencing turbulent home lives and are lacking in a positive adult role model. Through the support of a mentor these difficulties can be alleviated and allow the young person to have the chance to look forward to their future. Read more

Befriend a Child’s Giving Tree Appeal raises £13,436 to support local children growing up in difficult life circumstances

Befriend a Child’s annual Giving Tree Appeal, which took place in the latter half of 2021, focusses on raising funds for the charities 1-1 befriending programme, and ensures all of the children supported by the charity receive presents to open on Christmas morning. The charity was overwhelmed by the generosity of the public as they received an incredible £13,436 in donations towards experiences the young people and their volunteer befrienders will enjoy this year. Read more

Bumi Armada and Befriend a Child are bringing festive joy to local children this Christmas.

Bumi Armada and Befriend a Child are bringing festive joy to the lives of many local children this Christmas. The annual Christmas party that takes place each December at the Hilton Treetops in Aberdeen had to be cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, however this year it was decided to go ahead with the Christmas party, much to the delight of the befrienders and their befriendees. Read more

Local children's charity appeal for public's support to help bring the magic of Christmas to local children

Aberdeen children’s charity appeal for public’s support to help bring the magic of Christmas to local children growing up in difficult life circumstances. Local children’s charity Befriend a Child have launched their annual Giving Tree Appeal to ensure the children and young people supported by the charity have gifts to open on Christmas morning and experiences to look forward to in 2022. Read more

Befriend a Child invite you to a black-tie Carnival ball in the centre of Aberdeen

Local children’s charity Befriend a Child have announced the return of their annual Big Kids Ball for 2022, revealing the Carnival Ball theme on their social media pages this week. The charity supports children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire with one to one befriending and mentoring programmes, youth clubs and holiday playschemes. Read more

Local children’s charity to hold Christmas Wreath Making Class with XOXO Florist

Local children’s charity Befriend a Child are inviting guests to join them at the Village Hotel Aberdeen on Monday the 6th of December for a Christmas Wreath Making Class with XOXO Florist. Guests will be greeted with a warming hot chocolate and a delicious mince pie before getting started with the 2 hour masterclass. During the workshop attendees will learn how to create their very own, bespoke traditional Christmas holly door wreath from scratch. Using a wireframe, natural moss, holly, Read more

Befriend a Child launch new volunteer appeal

With demand for their services growing, local children’s charity, Befriend a Child, have launched a new appeal to find new befrienders and mentors. In the wake of COVID-19, more children and young people are greatly in need of a befrienders or mentors, the charity is committed to ensuring it can support those most in need in the local community.  They are now looking for kind, caring and reliable people to bring fun, positivity, and new experiences to the lives of children and young people Read more

Befriend a Child invite you to explore the dark past of the Granite City this Halloween

Local children’s charity Befriend a Child encourage Aberdeen residents to delve into the dark and grisly past of their city as they launch self-guided Halloween Ghost Tours of Aberdeen City Centre for the second year running. The charity support children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire with one to one and group befriending and mentoring programmes and projects. Read more

Local photographer to launch charity calendar to support Befriend a Child

Photographer, Bryan Evans, has launched a calendar to support Befriend a Child, and raise vital funds to support children and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The calendar is full of stunning photography that feature Scotland’s wildlife, countryside, and architecture. “I wanted to be able to continue to help what I feel is a fantastic cause that does so much good for the community I have called home for over a decade now.” - Bryan Evans Read more