AN ABERDEEN charity embraced the Christmas spirit early this year at its annual advent fair to raise funds for another charity.
Newton Dee Village, in Bieldside, hosted the special festive event recently in their £3.6m state of the art community centre and successfully managed to raise £2,469.
The Phoenix Community Centre, which was unveiled this year, showcased a fun-filled day of activities and included stalls for all the family featuring fresh produce and arts and crafts, which were prepared by village residents from its on-site toyshop, bakery and workshop. Visitors were also given the opportunity to get creative at the arts and crafts stalls.
The charity, which offers supported accommodation for adults with special and complex needs, provides an environment where the residents can enjoy an independent home life whilst maintaining a daily work life with responsibilities.
Proceeds from the advent fair will be donated to Nature Nurture, a local charity that aims to improve the life chances of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people through their early intervention programme. The charity supports children and young people by combining free play and nurturing interactions outdoors in natural environments allowing them to socialise, explore and create freely.
Senior co-worker at Newton Dee, Jacob Vollrath, said: “Our advent fair was a great success this year. We had a very busy weekend with lots of fun activities for all the family and managed to raise vital funds for Nature Nurture, a charity that we support. It allowed the village to get into the Christmas spirit as well as giving us the opportunity to showcase our new community centre and also display our home made toys and food that we make at the village.”
Newton Dee, which is home to almost 200 residents and co-workers, many of whom work onsite, boasts an on-site coffee and gift shop, grocery store, bakery and toyshop, which are open to the public to help continually raise funds for the facility.
Issued by Frasermedia Ltd on behalf of Newton Dee.