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The Original 106 Christmas Appeal

The Original 106 Christmas Appeal 2018 – helping stock local food banks.

As we move towards the festive season, we start to think about how we can help those in our area who are not as fortunate as ourselves. This will be Original 106’s 12th annual Christmas appeal, and this year we’re doing something a bit different so that we can address need where it is at its greatest. 

Due to changes in the benefits system, it is predicted that demand placed on local food banks will be it its most critical ever and with Christmas on the horizon, this is a very worrying time for many families. So this year, instead of asking for toys, we are looking only for your donations of non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby products and winter-warming clothes (MUST be brand new).

Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) which is based in Aberdeen, is one of the city’s largest food banks, but it also provides supplies to 180 other organisations across the North-east of Scotland. All your generous donations will be gathered and processed by CFINE.

So, what kind of donations are we looking for? First and foremost, all donations MUST be shop-bought and brand new, newly purchased in in original, undamaged packaging. We will not accept donations that are not brand new – see below for a detailed list of suggestions.

Donations can be dropped off to Original 106, Original House, Craigshaw Road, Aberdeen AB12 3AR.

Drop off times are as follows:

  • 18th to 21st December – 9am til 5pm
  • No drop-offs on Saturdays and Sundays
  • 24th December 9am to 1pm
  • 25th and 26th – no drop offs
  • 27th and 28th – 9am to 1pm
  • 31st December 9am to 1pm  


If you want to help out from the comfort of your sofa, we are more than happy to accept deliveries at the studios from online grocery supermarkets, just make sure the delivery slot is weekdays during office hours. 


If you can’t make it to Original 106, the following businesses have drop off points for your donations:


Aberdeen: David Lloyd Fitness, Garthdee Rd, Aberdeen AB10 7AY

Aberdeen: Grosvenor Casino, 5 Exchequer Row, Aberdeen AB11 5BW

Aberdeen: Pet Comforts, 74 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YJ

Aberdeen: JoJo’s Coffee Shop, 24-28 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH

Dyce: Labtech, Unit 2, The Bond Building, Howemoss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate AB21 0GL

Ellon: Frasers of Ellon, Ythan Terrace, Ellon AB41 9LL

Inverbervie: What’s on Inverbervie,Community shop, 75 King Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RB

Inverurie: I&K Motors, Highclere Business Park, Highclere Way, Inverurie AB51 5QW

Inverurie: Gamers n Geeks, 36 North Street, Inverurie AB51 4RS 

Peterculter: Fits The Scoop, 161 N Deeside Rd, Peterculter AB14 0RR

Peterhead: West End Butchers, 11 West Rd, Peterhead AB42 2AJ

Stonehaven: Bridgefield Services, 8 Arbuthnott Place, Stonehaven AB39 2JA

Stoneywood: The Papeterie, Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen AB21 9AB



If your business is keen on becoming a drop off point for our appeal, get in touch via and we’ll add you to our list


Final closing date for donations to arrive at Original 106 is Friday 21st December at 5pm. Thank you for your help.


Food and grocery items required:





Soap powder/softener

Milk powder/UHT or soy milk

Sunflower oil

Peanut butter

Jam or marmalade



Pet food for cats and dogs is also needed and very much appreciated!


Cereals eg. Cornflakes. Weetabix

Porridge oats



Fruit juice



Tinned fruit

Tinned custard or packet custard

Tinned rice pudding







Toilet roll

Shaving foam and razor

Sanitary items





PKT instant mash potato


Pasta sauce

Packet soup

Tinned soup

Tinned tomatoes

Tinned sweetcorn

Tinned beans

Tinned peas

Tinned potato

Tinned fish e.g. salmon/tuna

Tinned meat

Tinned chicken

Tinned ready meals e.g. stews

Tomato sauce



Snacking food

Tin opener

Baby Products


Sanitary items

Baby food


Baby wipes/creams

Winterwarmers for kids – items in all kids’ sizes needed

Warm practical pyjamas



Slipper Socks



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