Council supports Friends of ANCHOR

THANK YOU: Aberdeenshire Council's chief executive, Colin McKenzie, hands over the cheque to Sarah-Jane Milne, ANCHOR's PR and fundraising manager.
THANK YOU: Aberdeenshire Council's chief executive, Colin McKenzie, hands over the cheque to Sarah-Jane Milne, ANCHOR's PR and fundraising manager.

Aberdeenshire Council chief executive Colin Mackenzie has handed over a cheque to Friends of ANCHOR for £1,500 as part of the local authority’s annual charity donations.

Colin presented the cheque on behalf of the council to Sarah-Jane Milne, Friends of ANCHOR’s PR and fundraising manager He is delighted to be able to support the charity which raises money for the main haematology and cancer care facility in the North-east, the ANCHOR Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, as well as local cancer research projects.

The charity is committed to ensuring that every cancer patient attending the ANCHOR Unit receives the best possible care, treatment and support during and after their diagnosis. Friends of ANCHOR does this through purchasing non-NHS funded equipment for the unit; offering free support services for patients of the unit including reflexology, chiropody and a clinical physcologist as well as investing in leading cancer research projects at the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University.

Acknowledging the donation, Friends of ANCHOR chairman James Milne of Balmoral Group, said: “. We greatly appreciate Colin Mackenzie taking time out of his busy schedule to personally present the cheque to the charity team. It’s fantastic to have Aberdeenshire Council supporting Friends of ANCHOR and helping us in our commitment to seeing cancer and haematology patients offered the best possible care in the North-east.”