Absafe and AFC Community Trust are joining forces in The ABrentice, a fundraising competition where teams compete to come up with the most creative ways to turn £50 into as much money as possible for the charities.
Teams will have five weeks of ‘trading’ from Monday 1st May to turn this initial investment into oodles of cash, with the money raised split between the two local causes.
Like BBC One’s The Apprentice, participating teams will have access to top business advisors to help guide them along the way. Representatives from AFC Community Trust and Aberdeen Football Club will aid the teams with business development, while Absafe will provide media relations, marketing and legal support.
A local safety education charity is calling for north-east businesses to back the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest strategy.
Absafe, based in the Bridge of Don, is supporting HSE’s ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’ campaign which focuses on the further improvement of the UK’s excellent safety record by encouraging a collaborative approach to safety ownership.
The campaign has six strands, which are: acting together; tackling ill health; managing risk well; supporting small employers; keeping pace with change and sharing our success.
Two brave members of the Absafe team have jumped more than 10,000 feet in a charity skydive.
Our Fundraising Manager Victoria McMillan and Office Manager Jacqueline Wilson have scored a skydive off their respective bucket lists and raised a shed load of funds in the meantime.
The sky dive was initially pencilled in for a September but poor weather meant Victoria and Jacqueline were forced to return later in the year.
While the final total raised is still to be counted, the experience was one to remember for the team.
Jacqueline said: “It was an incredible experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. Thanks to all who sponsored us and sent us good luck messages. And our thanks also to our volunteer fundraisers who jumped right along with us. We’re planning more fundraising events for 2017 and we can’t wait to get cracking with the next big fundraiser.”
Safety awareness charity Absafe has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
In a ceremony held today at the charity’s interactive facility, The Safe, Absafe was presented with the prestigious award by Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam.
Absafe provides a fun and interactive environment for safety education. The Absafe team, supported by its volunteers, deliver engaging lessons that focus on personal safety including road safety, cyberbullying and safety in the home.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.