Friends of a popular charity volunteer have rallied round to raise money in his honour.
Kind-hearted Grant Allan, 34, was out with friends at the Exodus nightclub on the city’s Belmont Street at the start of September when he suffered a fall and was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
He was cared for by medical staff in the intensive care unit but lost consciousness towards the end of October and sadly died on November 25.
Grant was well-known throughout Aberdeen due to his work with the less fortunate – including helping hand out meals at foodbanks and helping disabled people climb a mountain.
Now pals want to honour Grant’s memory by supporting his family and the good causes he gave his time to.
Grant’s friends Ruth O’Brien and Kimberley Burn have started a fundraising campaign and plan to give the proceeds to Grant’s family so they can pass it on to some of the charities Grant helped.
Ruth said: “We want to help his family at this difficult time and in the hope we can continue the great charity work Grant achieved in his lifetime.
“The world has lost one of its brightest souls.
“Although Grant’s life has been tragically cut short after an accident, he lived an incredible life that made a lasting impression on the people that had the pleasure of coming into contact with him.
“He was an incredible, kind soul that made me a better person for knowing him.”
Grant once took part in a charity walk in Chile and helped push people in wheelchairs up a mountain.
An enthusiastic graphic artist, Grant volunteered at Peacock Visual Arts, helping the organisation stage events.
He also helped deliver food to foodbanks across the north-east on behalf of Community Food Initiatives North East.
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He also volunteered with Rosie’s Cafe – a social enterprise that gives work experience to people with challenges getting into work – and pitched in at Momentum, which helps people with brain injuries.
Ruth said: “Grant’s zest for life was contagious and he always looked on the bright side of life no matter what.
“Grant was deaf and never let it hold him back by achieving great things in his lifetime and always helped and put others above everything else.”
A keen runner, Grant was a member of Metro Aberdeen Running Club.
“Grant raised lots of money for charities by sponsored running and volunteering for charities that were close to his heart,” said Rosie.
She added: “Grant touched many people’s lives in so many positive ways.
“I and many others had found a kindred spirit in Grant and will miss him immensely.”
The appeal has so far raised £900. Visit gofundme.com/granting-greatness