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ADIL puts a charitable twist on seasonal activities

ADIL has raised £6,600 for Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) through a variety of baking, bingo and dancing events over the course of 2015.

Throughout the year, the company organised a range of activities and implemented a number of initiatives in order to raise the funds. These included hosting a bingo night, ceilidh, and ‘The Great ADIL Bake Off’ competition.

The local charity provides support services, counselling and advice to people affected by challenges related to mental health and wellbeing and offers a place of respite and support for many people in the city and shire.

In early October, ADIL organised a ceilidh at Echt Village Hall. The evening proved to be the most successful event on the company’s fundraising calendar with the 60 employees and guests of ADIL attending raising a grant total of £3,000.

The Bake Off competitions, inspired by the hit BBC TV show ‘The Great British Bake Off’, featured a series of company-wide baking events throughout the year. Participants were charged to judge the cakes and a winner was announced before the baking was sold off.

Other fundraising activities included employees donating 50 pence to MHA for every personal parcel delivered to the office, which is continuing throughout the busy festive season.

Peter Brawley, operations and improvements manager at ADIL, said: “It’s a privilege to work for a company where so many people believe in giving back to the community.

“MHA is a fantastic charity which helps a lot of people in the north-east of Scotland and it is great to know that the money we have raised will be going to such a good cause.

“Despite the current situation that the oil and gas industry is in with the reduced oil price, we believe as a company that it is vital to continue supporting the community.”

Astrid Whtye, chief executive of MHA, said: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone at ADIL for their efforts – it is an incredibly generous donation and one which will help us to continue delivering vital support services across the north-east. We rely heavily on corporate and community fundraising, with MHA fortunate to have so many wonderful supporters who show great commitment to our cause.”

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