News

2018

Coming Soon 08/12/18

 


15/10/18-Torry First Public Accessible Defibrillator Installed

Red Rox Events and Fundraising in collaboration with PULSE: Health Improvement SCIO are excited to announce that our first Public Accessible Defibrillator is now live in Torry! The Defibrillator which is situated at the Police Station on Victoria Road will help play a crucial role in the community, by saving lives in the vital minutes following a sudden cardiac arrest.
 
Our very own Chairperson and Project Co-ordinator for the device Tracey Cass, states “by raising awareness and the education of it’s use will hope to enhance the survival rate in this area. Furthermore, we chose Victoria Road because we know it has a high footfall and it’s location is well known to the local community” 
 
Tracey Further states that “We are aiming  to to educate the communities on how to use this life saving equipment with free defib awareness in collaboration with PULSE: SCIO. On Behalf of my fellow volunteers and to all that has made this vision a reality, we thank you”.
 
Both Red Rox Events & Fundraising, and Pulse: Health Improvement SCIO, will continue to raise further funds to purchase and install 3 more Defibrillators for the Torry Area, with the aspirations of carrying on the initiative across the city. Stay tuned for further updates. 

  

Open day at Old Torry Community Centre (Saturday 8th September)

A few of our volunteers Conner and Kathleen visited Old Torry Community Centre during their Open Doors Day; an event that celebrates all things going on in the Torry community.  We went along to help raise awareness on the use of public accessible defibrillators as well as give demonstrations on how to give CPR, giving some of the community who came along, the opportunity to learn this simple but life saving skills.


Celebrate Aberdeen (Saturday 25th August)

For the 2nd consecutive year the team took part in the annual Celebrate Aberdeen parade.  This weekend long event supports the city’s third sector organisations who do amazing things for the communities, and leads these groups along Union Street with the idea of promoting the organisations.  It’s the perfect excuse to be as colourful and noisy as possible!  There was a huge turnout and the day was enjoyed by all. 


Nevis at Night 2018 

This year the team decided to try something different. Instead of our annual 24 hour Hikeit challenge, this year we proposed to ascend Ben Nevis at night, with the hope to see the sun rise when summiting (weather permitting of course).  However, due to the typically erratic weather in the Scottish mountains, the team then made the tough decision to abandon this objective; instead walking 12 miles to Steall Falls, Fort William. The hike was tough on the feet but was thoroughly enjoyed, with 3 people completing the walk. Well done to Colin Cass, Brian Swift and Conner Ladley. 


Dragados Funding awarded and presentation cheque (30/05/2018)

We are very pleased to have been awarded funding by Dragados UK: Aberdeen Harbour Development Community Investment Fund, towards our community Defib project for Torry.  This funding will purchase one public accessible defibrillator as well as a training Defib, so we can run awareness sessions for the community on how to use them. A promotional cheque presentation was organised as well as a quick CPR session with the staff, led by our volunteers.

 


Pulse: Health Improvement SCIO Partnership (April 2018)

PulseSCIO

Red Rox Events and Fundraising are excited to be collaborating with new and upcoming local charity Pulse Health Improvement. We are working closely with them for our community defib project; raising money for public accessible defibrillators for Torry, and Pulse will be providing the defib awareness sessions to the community, on how to use this life saving equipment.  This collaboration will help us both grow and we are very much enjoying working with them.

 U Decide Torry (March 2018)

A few of our volunteers attended the U Decide Torry event in the hope to obtain funds for our community defib project.  Unfortunately we were unsuccessful but it was interesting to see so many diverse groups within the Torry community.

 


Surfers Against Sewage (March 2018)

One of our volunteers helped out at a local beach clean, organised by Surfers against Sewage North East Scotland, who are very passionate about the environment.  It was certainly an eye opener as to how polluted our shores are and how badly this affects sea life.

 


Red Rox AGM (23/01/18)

Successful AGM to start the year with lots discussed and great ideas shared by our volunteers, for improvements for future events.  To date our organisation has raised almost £11,000 which has benefited around 18 charities/causes.

 

 

 


2017

Old Torry Community Centre Partnership (Dec 2017)

Old Torry Community Centre kindly donated £100 towards our community defib project for Torry and will be supporting us by promoting our cause and providing free use of their venue so we can hold awareness sessions to the community on how to use this life saving equipment.  Old Torry Community Centre do great things for the community and is also run by volunteers, and are supporters of local groups and causes.

Aberdeen Soup (September 2017)

Red Rox Events & Fundraising took part in the Aberdeen SOUP event to pitch, in the hope to obtain funds for our community defib project.  Unfortunately we were unsuccessful but we made a few contacts for our organisation which we are looking forward to following up with.

Celebrate Aberdeen Parade (August 2017)

Red Rox Events & Fundraising took part in Aberdeen’s annual parade, alongside many other charities and causes in the city.  Celebrate Aberdeen’s aim is to support and celebrate Aberdeen city’s third sector and we were excited and proud to participate in such an event and represent the organisation.

 

 

Volunteer Training Weekend – Aviemore (May 2017)

Volunteers opportunity to have training in first aid, scenarios etc – Training for upcoming Hikeit event.  Weekend filled with interactive activities, building upon key skills such as teamwork, communication, first aid and survival.

Aberlour Children’s Charity – Teaching of First Aid Skills (May 2017)

A few volunteers met with the lovely staff of ACC at their Bucksburn (Aberdeen) base and taught some of the amazing young people first aid skills.  They did brilliantly and we had so much fun.

 

Donation of CPR equipment (May 2017)

Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) donated a set of CPR Manikins as part of their Charitable Initiative (AABi).  After hearing about what our organisation does; providing first aid skills to vulnerable groups in the city, they awarded us the funding to purchase this equipment, so that we can teach life saving skills to these individuals.  Please note: No Manikins were harmed during transportation!

 

 

 

Mearns FM – Promotion of Band Night (Feb 2017)

A few of our volunteers were invited to Alex Russon’s evening time show to let listeners know about our charity band night in aid of Aberlour Scotland’s children’s charity.

 

Parent to Parent – Cheque Presentation (Jan 2017)

We visited the staff from charity Parent to Parent –Tayside to present them with a cheque for money raised by John Mustard and Alex Yeats for their efforts on the 24 hour challenge back in 2016.  They raised over £900 for this very worthy cause.

 

 

For the 2nd consecutive year the team took part in the annual Celebrate Aberdeen parade.  This weekend long event supports the city’s third sector organisations who do amazing things for the communities, and leads these groups along Union Street with the idea of promoting the organisations.  It’s the perfect excuse to be as colourful and noisy as possible!  There was a huge turnout and the day was enjoyed by all.