The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett is urging people, near and far, to pledge funds to help raise much-needed cash for Aberdeen-based registered charities to help individuals, families and communities across the city experiencing severe financial hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Aberdeen is a city that cares and by working in partnership, The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust, The Seven Incorporated Trades and Aberdeen City Council have established this special Covid-19 Hardship Fund in order to help our citizens most in need during these unprecedented times.
“Thanks to a generous donation from The Seven Incorporated Trades Widows’ Fund Charity of £50,000 the Hardship Fund is off to a flying start, but I would urge businesses, associations and private individuals to support this appeal and donate whatever they can now.
“The good people at Crowdfunder have waived all fees for us, which means every single penny pledged will go directly to those in need.
“We’re in this together and together we can make a difference.”
Barney Crockett, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen
Any organisation or individual that would like to discuss making a sizable donation can email firstname.lastname@example.org marking it for the attention of Garry Watson, Clerk to The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust.