The finalists have been announced for the 2022 Celebrate Aberdeen Awards - the event which recognises and celebrates the huge contribution which the third sector makes to thousands of lives across Aberdeen City and Shire.
Returning for the first time since 2019, due to the impact of COVID, the awards ceremony is the second ‘Celebrate Aberdeen with Baker Hughes’ event taking place this year, following on from the Union Street parade which will take place on August 27.
The winners of the 11 categories will be announced at gala event which will be held at P&J Live on September 17. Thanks to the generosity and financial support of sponsors, all finalists and their guests will attend the evening event for free.
“We were blown away by the number of nominations we received for these awards, but even more so by the calibre of the submissions,” said Celebrate Aberdeen volunteer Emily Findlay. “They demonstrated that during the tough and challenging times so many faced over the past three years, an incredible amount of fantastic work by charities, social enterprises, voluntary groups, and individuals went on throughout.
“This will be the third time these awards have taken place and we always receive truly inspiring entries. This year’s entries show however that over the course of the past few years, everyone has gone that bit further to help and support people who needed it the most.
“Every application we received would have been a worthy winner and the judges had an extremely difficult task to choose just three finalists in each category, and we can’t thank them enough.”
Brenda Clark, vice president of Corporate Affairs, Oilfield Equipment at Baker Hughes said: “There is an impressive line-up of finalists this year, and this event is an opportunity to showcase what they have been doing to support the community. The third sector is a lifeline for so many people, and as a long-time supporter of community events across the region, we are delighted that we are supporting the Celebrate Aberdeen with Baker Hughes events this year and bringing their achievements of all these groups to the fore.”
Celebrate Aberdeen headline sponsor this year is Baker Hughes and returning again as gold sponsors are CNOOC International and CNR International. Award night sponsors are Cala Homes, Aberdeen Inspired, DeltaTek Global, Hampton, Breakwater Agency, Korero, Balmoral Group, Fyfe Moir & Associates, Flexistore Aberdeen, Altus Intervention and Duncan & Todd Group. Celebrate Aberdeen with Baker Hughes partners also include Northsound 1 and Aberdeen City Council.
THE FINALISTS ARE:
Large Organisation of the Year
- Aberdeen Cyrenians
Small Organisation of the Year
- Denis Law Legacy Trust
Volunteer of the Year
- Bob Thow, Sport Aberdeen
- Garry Duthie, Camphill School Aberdeen
- Marion Douglas, Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust
Event of the Year
- Brewdog Run, Fit Like Joggers
- Charlie House, Fizz & Fashion Friday
Team of the Year
- We Too! and Sport Aberdeen
Heart of the Community
- Michelle Herd and Danielle Flecher-Horn
- David Ironside
- Anne Bone
Campaign of the Year
- Befriend a Child
Staff Member of the Year
- Kevin Thorburn, Aberdeen Cyrenians
- David Smith, Camphill School, Aberdeen
- Jean Gordon, Befriend a Child
Corporate Partnership of the Year
- Bon Accord & Charlie House
- AberNecessities & Sainsbury’s
- Archway & EnQuest
Fundraiser of the Year
- Allan Henderson, Archway
- Rosie Nicol, Belhelvie Community Trust
- Derek Mitchell, Charlie House
Young Supporter of the Year
- Ruby Clark, Aberdeen Cyrenians
- Lewis McGregor, Future Choices
- Sofie Munro, We Too!
For further information please contact Celebrate Aberdeen Communications and PR Manager Kate Yuill: 07757739089; firstname.lastname@example.org