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Aberdeen business superheroes to assemble at Baker Hughes 10K


By day, lawyers at Aberdein Considine, Bon Accord Crescent, but by night (and the Baker Hughes 10k) they are superheroes fighting dementia through raising money.

A team of nine from the main Aberdeen office will take on the challenge in full superhero attire. The popular Baker Hughes Running Festival, now in its 30th year, raises tens of thousands of pounds in support of worthy causes.

Today Alzheimer Scotland said superheroes like the Aberdein Considine squad have a massive impact on charities and allow us to continue to support those living with the diagnosis. 

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development Jill Franks said:

“Every year the Baker Hughes 10K Running Festival sees thousands of everyday heroes challenge themselves to raise money for good causes.

“While the general entries are closed it’s not too late to get your cape on and fight for your favourite charity.”

Andrea Watt, Alzheimer Scotland Community Fundraiser said:  

“We are thrilled that Aberdein Considine have chosen to support people living with dementia across the region by taking part in this well-established racing event.

“All money raised supports the work of the Dementia Resource Centre, King Street, Aberdeen, offering advice and support to those living with dementia and their families.

“3500 people in Aberdeen, and 4300 in Aberdeenshire are currently living with dementia and this figure is set to double in 20 years.

“Fundraising supports the work of our Dementia advisors, our 24-hour helpline, Dementia Nurse Consultants and the Resource Centres. Without event’s such as the Baker Hughes 10K we could not continue to support people living with dementia.”

Denise Elrick, Legal Secretary at Aberdein Considine, also commented:

“With great power comes great responsibility. We are all gearing up for the 10K challenge. Doing something like this for a deserving cause makes it more worthwhile. 

“Our aim is to try to highlight the fantastic work Alzheimer Scotland carries out and of course raise some funds for them in the process.”

 Runners can still sign up to the race for one the affiliated charities until Friday 28th April. Find out more here.