Aberdeen Cyrenians get an accolade for their work
A north-east homeless charity has been awarded for the work it does with some of the most vulnerable in society.
Aberdeen Cyrenians scooped the Volunteer Friendly Award from Aberdeen Council for Voluntary Organisations (ACVO).
The award recognises charities and community groups who are excellent at involving volunteers, lead best practice in volunteering and enable the third sector to continue to offer good volunteering opportunities/experiences.
ACVO said Aberdeen Cyrenians have a great track record in involving volunteers in its vital work meeting the needs of people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness.
This award is fantastic news for Aberdeen Cyrenians and for volunteering in Aberdeen
Councillor George Adam, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, presented Aberdeen Cyrenians with a plaque and certificate.
The charity’s depute chief executive, Scott Baxter, said: “We are delighted to have received the Volunteer Friendly Award in recognition of the way in which we involve volunteers within our organisation.
“Aberdeen Cyrenians relies on the support of a team of highly dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers, and our services would not be able to run without them.”
Joyce Duncan, ACVO chief executive, said: “Volunteers are at the heart of all that is good-with a staggering estimated 7.5 million hours of help contributed every year by volunteers in Aberdeen.
“This award is fantastic news for Aberdeen Cyrenians and for volunteering in Aberdeen.
“It recognises the importance the city gives to supporting and developing volunteering. ACVO extends its congratulations to all at Aberdeen Cyrenians on this latest great achievement.”