Charities urged to sign up to Celebrate Aberdeen weekend

We are urging local charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to mark their achievements and sign up to this year’s Celebrate Aberdeen weekend.

The popular event is being held is being held on August 22 and 23 and will consist of a third sector parade, a host of musical performances and sporting activities, as well as a variety of food and drink stalls.

More than 70 third sector organisations are already on board, but we are keen to ensure that others don’t miss their chance to take part.

The parade was first held in 2011 and has brought together more than 3,500 people from 130 diverse third sector organisations for each event in recent years. The cut off-date for charity registration is Friday, May 29.

Organiser Morven Mackenzie said: “There is a tremendous buzz and excitement around this year’s event already, which is shaping up to be the best yet. To ensure that it is, we need as many charities as possible to sign, so I would urge them all to sign up soon.

“The organisations that are on board already are truly remarkable in the work they carry out, and being able to offer them an opportunity to celebrate and gather support is just great. We are delighted to have brought back the parade this year as well as a range of fabulous performances throughout the weekend, ensuring a fun weekend for all.”

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam said: “Celebrate Aberdeen is a fabulous event, which provides the ideal opportunity for local charities, organisations and clubs to be seen and to promote their work in a fabulous carnival atmosphere.

“The city has a great number of third sector organisations, which provide first-rate services because of the dedication of their volunteers. The parade and indeed the whole Celebrate Aberdeen weekend is guaranteed to be entertaining, informative and fun so I would encourage organisations to sign up now.”

Third sector organisations wishing to take part can sign-up here or contact Morven Mackenzie on 01224 439990 or

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