A cafe in an Aberdeen shopping centre has shut for a revamp ahead of a new partnership with a local charity.
Tempo in the Bon Accord Centre closed yesterday for a refresh after a successful 14-month partnership with CLAN Cancer Support.
Over the past three years the shopping centre has raised more than £200,000 for the charity.
The popular cafe, in which customers pay for the length of time in the venue, rather than the food or drink they consume, will reopen next month.
Going forward, Tempo and the Bon Accord shopping centre will be supporting The ARCHIE Foundation.
As well as money raised at the cafe, which has been visited by more than 60,000 people, cash raised during the Big Bounce Event and annual Santa’s Grotto will also be donated to the charity.
Bon Accord centre manager Craig Stevenson said: “The past three years supporting CLAN have been fantastic – the team have been amazing to work with and what an achievement, to raise so much, in such a short space of time for a cause close to the hearts of many in the city.
“There are so many great charities across the area and we are looking forward to joining forces and partnering with ARCHIE.”
Cassie Thompson, director of fundraising at ARCHIE, said: “We are very excited to have been chosen as Bon Accord’s new charity partner and we look forward to working with them on a number of fundraising projects throughout the year.
“The money raised from this partnership will help us support sick children and their families across Grampian allowing us to fund specialist equipment and staff, as well as providing emergency grants to families in need.”
Dr Colette Backwell, CLAN Cancer Support Chief Executive said: “CLAN has benefitted greatly from being the charitable partner of Bon Accord for the past three years and we are grateful to everyone who has supported us during that time.”