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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Milk powder/UHT or soy milk
Jam or marmalade
Pet food for cats and dogs is also needed and very much appreciated!
Cereals eg. Cornflakes. Weetabix
Tinned custard or packet custard
Tinned rice pudding
Shaving foam and razor
PKT instant mash potato
Tinned fish e.g. salmon/tuna
Tinned ready meals e.g. stews
Winterwarmers for kids – items in all kids’ sizes needed
Warm practical pyjamas