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AberNecessities

AberNecessities provides disadvantaged families with the basic necessities that no child should go without. They recognise the importance of meeting the core needs of a child to give them the best start possible. By working closely with a body of professionals across the NHS, education system, and social workers the charity supports children living in poverty in our local community. 

The devastating effects of Covid-19 led to a massive 900% increase in applications and in the wake of the pandemic, AberNecessities saw an immediate and sustained surge from many families with pre-existing vulnerabilities as well as from those experiencing loss of employment and financial insecurity for the first time.   

The generous donation of £2,500 from the Murgitroyd Foundation allowed the charity to continue to support families in need with the funds going towards operational developments, as well as helping the community directly with necessities.  

Shelving units were installed at AberNecessities HQ, creating more space to store baby equipment more effectively, enabling the team to respond quickly and efficiently to applications from those in need.  

The funding also went towards a simple household essential – towels. There are few routines as precious as bath time before bed with your little one, and a towel to dry them with may not seem like a luxury, but for those who have nothing — especially in this current crisis — a fluffy towel can be life-changing.  

Danielle Flecher-Horn, Founder of AberNecessities said: “We are fuelled by the generosity and kindness of this city, and donations such as these are vital in ensuring the team at AberNecessities can continue to help babies, children, and their families living in poverty. We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Murgitroyd Foundation for the support and the funds which were gratefully received.” 

Since launching in March 2019, we have helped over 5,000 children and families across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. 

If you want to find out more about the work AberNecessities does in their community, you can visit their website here.