Provost makes a Christmas donation

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Aberdeenshire Provost, Jill Webster, has chosen Grampian Child Bereavement Network as the beneficiaries of her Christmas donation.

The annual donation was made by the Provost on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council.

Jill Webster preented the £2000 donation to the group at the council’s Woodhill House headquarters Woodhill House on Thursday December 11.

Grampian Child Bereavement Network is a registered Scottish charity which supports children and young people who have experience bereavement, providing education, information and advice on ways of coping with sudden loss.

The charity’s services are available across Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Moray and it relies on public donations alongside support from The Archie Foundation, a children’s charity based at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

Provost Webster said: “The services offered by Grampian Child Bereavement Network are incredibly varied. A specialist helpline is available from which initial advice and support can be sought following the loss of someone close, resources can be sent to parents and carers and activity days are held to allow young people to meet others.

“All together, these services help children and young people come to terms with tragic circumstances at a time when they can be extremely vulnerable.

“The organisation is run by very experienced and dedicated volunteers, and relies largely on donations. I am very pleased to support such a worthwhile cause which does such important work in the north-east.”