Camphill charities to join in Celebrate Aberdeen parade
06/06/11 15:31 Filed in: Client news
Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire
charities will be among the 120 organisations taking part in the Celebrate Aberdeen
parade and Saturday, June 11.
Camphill will be represented by co-workers, pupils and residents from Camphill School Aberdeen
and Simeon Care for the Elderly
. They will be among the 3,500 people who are expected to walk down Aberdeen’s Union Street, to demonstrate the significance of Aberdeen charity and voluntary sector. 3500 people are due to march through the centre of Aberdeen on the Celebrate Aberdeen parade
Camphill School Aberdeen provides education, care and support for children and young people with special needs. Established at Camphill House in the Milltimber area of Aberdeen in 1940, this first Camphill community has inspired an international movement that now extends to more than 100 centres in 23 countries.
Simeon Care for the Elderly was set up in 1984 to provide companionship, personal and nursing care for the elderly. Based in Bieldside, It is the only centre in the international Camphill Movement that is dedicated to providing support for the elderly.
Camphill School Aberdeen is sponsored by Covey McCormick, while Simeon Care for the Elderly is sponsored by Tiger Tiger.
The Celebrate Aberdeen parade will start at 11 am from Albyn Place, before heading through the city centre on Union Street to finish at the Castlegate. Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire
represents the shared interests of seven Camphill Charities in the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. More than 700 people live and work in these communities, providing support for children, young people and adults who have special needs.