An Aberdeen children’s bereavement charity has received a cash boost.
The £1,000 contribution, from Aberdeen Standards Investment (ASI), will allow Grampian Children’s Bereavement network to start a new teenage support group for those who have lost a loved one.
The group, which will be able to support between 10 and 15 young people, gives the teens a chance to take part in activity days aimed at rebuilding their confidence.
Malcolm Stewart, co-ordinator of the Bereavement Network, said: “We are immensely grateful for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation’s donation, which will allow us to double our teenage support programme over the next 12 months.
“We have seen in our current group that strong bonds are formed between the young people who attend, as they form lasting friendships and share experiences.
“This is a vital step in coping with bereavement and has a profound impact on these young people.”
Claire Drummond, head of charitable giving for ASI, said: “Loss is difficult to deal with at any age, but children and young people can be especially affected by a bereavement.
“We are incredibly proud to support a charity which does so much to help young people in their time of need.”