Celebrate Aberdeen comprises a group of friends who have come together as volunteers to put on events in the city which shine the light on some of the best people and organisations that Aberdeen has to offer.
The first Celebrate Aberdeen event took place in 2011 and featured a third sector foot parade made up of more than 3,500 representatives from a wide range of charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups from across the city.
In 2014, Celebrate Aberdeen turned into a full weekend with musical performances taking place at numerous sites throughout the city centre. That year, there was no parade, but in 2015 it made a come back and is now at the heart of the August event.
As if that wasn't enough, our wee team of volunteers decided that the next thing they wanted to organise was an awards ceremony so that the spotlight could be shone on our city's third sector once more.
So on September 8th 2018, the Celebrate Aberdeen Awards were born.
We're not stopping there though. We all have lots of ideas of what we could do next. So watch this space!