Making a difference
by giving

For every smile we give a goat to a developing country

Since 2011 we the team decided to make little steps towards
changing the world together with our patients. So we started with a little project Jeans for Genes to support children. Not only did we have fun together with our patients but we were also able to support a charity. We have since created various little events to help raise awareness and gain support for the disadvantaged people of any race, age and culture.

After the success of Jeans for Genes we wanted to do more. We imagined how good it would be to be able to give to charity daily by doing exactly what we do every day. So Verena became a partner with B1G1, buy one give one – Business for Good, that allows us to give to over 600 high impact projects all over the world. The funding can be easily followed over the web which proves its credibility and the impact it has on the lives of those in need.

How does the giving work? At the end of each month, the practice donates a proportion of the profits towards a B1G1 project. We choose the projects based on what’s happening in the world at the time, and where support is identified as most needed. Plus Verena joins B1G1 study tours to see for herself how efficiently the NGOs are working locally and to support their activities.

B1G1 Study Tour India – January 2015

Each year, B1G1 hosts a study tour that allows its partners to see first hand the great work all their ongoing support is doing. This years tour took place in Mumbai, India. Verena joined the other partners, and one of their projects was to help paint a school. The study tour highlighted some shocking environmental issues of pollution and has encouraged the team to work harder to reduce our impact on the environment and care better for our world.

Supporting Our Local Charities

In March Verena, Rebecca, Yaz, and myself attended the ‘CLAN Bingo Night’. It was a new experience for Verena as she had never played bingo before and it was a lucky night for Yaja who won a full house and thus a box of Thorntons choccies. Yum!!

In March Verena, Rebecca, Yasmine, and Yaja attended the ‘CLAN Bingo Night’. It was a new experience for Verena as she had never played bingo before and it was a lucky night for Yaja who won a full house and thus a box of Thorntons choccies. Yum!!

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer.

Their aim is to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to help them increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness. Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland.

CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Inverurie, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Macmillan Coffee Morning – September 2014

The team all took to the kitchen and got into the spirit of The Great British Bake Off to help raise funds for Macmillan cancer support. We held a coffee morning at the practice and invited everyone along for a slice of cake and cup of coffee, asking for a small donation in return. The practice was filled with coffee morning chatter as recipes were swapped and old friends caught up with each other.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Walk and Paws – May 2015

Verena and Betsy were joined by Mark, Shona and Carmen as they took on a 5K challenge at Hazlehead Park Aberdeen to support Leukemia and Lymphoma research. A great day of fundraising was had by the team, with a great atmosphere provided by a live steel drum band!

Verena and Betsy with Mark, Shona and Carmen at Hazlehead Park Aberdeen.

Betsy in her fundraising jacket.

Betsy was very well behaved and did us all proud in her fundraising jacket.

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