Evening Express

Aberdeen group hopes to land share of CommunitEE Chest cash

Create Aberdeen have registered for this year's CommunitEE Chest

An Aberdeen group which provides arts activities for adults with additional support needs is hoping to land its share of a £15,000 cash pot.

Create Aberdeen is just one of the groups to have registered to take part in this year’s Evening Express CommunitEE Chest.


Find out which groups are registered for this year’s CommunitEE Chest


From this week, community groups from across the north-east have the opportunity to collect tokens to be in with a chance of scooping part of our giveaway.

Corinne Brands, the finance and administration manager at Create Aberdeen, said: “We are a charity and rely on funds to keep up running.

“If we were to get a share of the money we would use it to buy more resources to help keep our classes going.”

It was founded in 2010 and works with a wide range of professionals to offer people a taste of different musical skills.

Some of these include dance workshops with City Moves, drumming lessons from Ron Bird and seated yoga from Laura Walker.

Corinne added: “The money would allow us to do more for adults with additional support needs and offer them activities like photography, dance and cooking classes.

“We see about 80 to 90 people a month and this helps pay for arts and crafts supplies and musical instruments.”

One of the unique workshops the organisation offers is Confidence to Cook classes, which sees adults with additional support needs learn to cook independently.

“This is still running and still proving popular,” Corinne said.

Create Aberdeen offers a five-day programme of activities, care, support and advocacy. Activities offered have also grown to include computer classes and woodwork.

Determined to walk away with their share of cash from the giveaway and drum up support for their charity, the organisation has posted an appeal for people to start collecting tokens in the upcoming editions of the Evening Express.

To be in with a chance of landing a share of this year’s £15,000 fund, all not-for-profit organisations who have registered have to do is collect more than 100 tokens from the Evening Express.

This year’s format has changed so every single group which enters will receive a share of the cash – provided they breach that magical 100-token mark. The more tokens that are collected, the bigger the share of the cash clubs can receive.