This festive season, Motion Software has donated £500 to Aberdeen Cyrenians, a vital charity and social care services provider committed to supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the North East.
Aberdeen Cyrenians, founded by Aberdeen University students as a humble soup kitchen, has evolved into a cornerstone of the city. They have been championing the needs of North East Scotland’s socially excluded and vulnerable for over 50 years. Their unwavering dedication encompasses providing support to individuals facing crises, trauma, addiction, homelessness and isolation.
The charity actively challenges societal perceptions of homelessness and vulnerability, emphasising that the reality often starkly differs from prevailing stereotypes. They place the reality of these situations at the forefront of their communications.
Aberdeen Cyrenians’ core values are rooted in a mission that prioritises close assistance, unique care, and unwavering support for individuals during their most vulnerable moments. Without passing judgement, they stand by anyone in need, whether living on the streets, facing financial risk, experiencing abuse, grappling with mental health issues, battling substance addiction, or involved in the justice system.
Speaking of Motion’s donation, Donna Hutchison, Head of Corporate and Business Services at Aberdeen Cyrenians said “The winter period is incredibly difficult for those already facing crisis. We’re grateful to Motion Software for their donation helping to support people and giving hope a home. This year has been incredibly tough for people with the rising cost-of-living leading to difficult choices, isolation, and mental health impact. Without support like this from our community, people would have nowhere left to turn, but with support, we can build positive futures together.”
Motion Software’s Managing Director Lynne Reeves expressed her delight in supporting Aberdeen Cyrenians, stating, “As an Aberdeen based business, we are thrilled to support and be part of a community that stands together in times of need. Aberdeen Cyrenians’ passionate and integral work aligns with our very own values of making a positive impact beyond business.”
“It’s been a record-breaking year for us at Motion and we wanted to give something positive back to the community. We hope our donation will support those who are in need over the festive period and will also help to spread a little festive joy.”
Aberdeen Cyrenians’ journey has been one of first, consistently leading from the front line of service, care, and influence. Their commitment to standing up against homelessness, abuse, violence, social exclusion and crises remains unwavering.
As a local independent charity, Aberdeen Cyrenians collaborates with a wide range of local organisations and participates in national forums with similar organisations. To learn more about their impactful work, visit Aberdeen Cyrenians website and explore the diverse range of services they offer.