SAFETY education charity Absafe has secured more than £67,000 of funding from Aberdeen City Council, allowing it to continue to provide safety sessions to schools in the local area.
Absafe is the north-east of Scotland’s only charity dedicated to safety education and awareness delivering informative and engaging sessions to adults and children. The charity received £67,720 from the local authority, and the funding will be used to facilitate school visits for primary pupils throughout the city.
In the last year, Absafe has delivered educational safety sessions to more than 3000 children across 50 schools.
Absafe has announced new additions to its board of trustees, with Les Linklater, Executive Director of Step Change in Safety, elected as Chairman.
Duncan Peter, Business Development Manager for fellow charity Inspire, joins as Vice Chairman.
Absafe provides interactive safety-led sessions to schools, corporates and the wider community delivered in an engaging and informative style. Absafe is the only charity of its kind in the North east of Scotland promoting and delivering interactive safety education and accident prevention awareness.
Also joining the board is media consultant and freelance journalist Kirstin Gove, and Wayne Henderson, Managing Director of business improvement consultancy Kaizah.
We have been unveiled as a finalist in this year's Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Northern Star Business Awards.
Last year, Absafe was a charity beneficiary on the night and raised more than £900. But this year, we have been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to Society award alongside Aberdeen Sports Village, the Bon Accord Centre and HorseBack UK.
Even more school children are set to benefit from our safety sessions, thanks to another donation from Marathon Oil.
Marathon Oil's financial support will allow us to continue providing important safety-themed educational sessions to schoolchildren, businesses and the wider community.