Move More Aberdeen (MMA), a physical activity programme designed for people living with long-term health conditions, has been shortlisted as a “Pioneering Project” at the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards.

Members of the public can also vote for their favourite entry across the eight categories in the People’s Choice Award. Vote for Move More Aberdeen here.

MMA is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and Sport Aberdeen which has been called a ‘game changer’ by participants and is the first ever cancer-specific physical activity programme in Aberdeen, offering a person-centred package of activities including walks, gentle movement classes, circuit-training, walking football and gardening.

Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, the awards are open to any voluntary organisation, charity, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member, and celebrate the life-changing work they do and their dedication to making Scotland a better place to live.

Josefine Björkqvist, Sport Aberdeen’s Macmillan Development Officer said:

“It is an honour for Move More Aberdeen to be a finalist for this prestigious award. Physical activity has been called a ‘wonder drug’ and Sport Aberdeen are passionate about creating opportunities for everyone to be active in their community in to gain the associated health and wellbeing benefits. The success of Move More Aberdeen would not have been possible without cross-sector partnership work and our dedicated team of volunteers.”

Joanne Adamson, Strategic Partnership Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support said:

“The positive impact of Move More Aberdeen has been inspiring. It is fantastic to see the hard work of all those involved within the team pay off. Congratulations to everyone who are rightly having their hard work recognised by the wider community.”

Winners of all categories will be announced at the award ceremony on 14 June 2018 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The awards will take place on Thursday 14 June 2018 at the EICC, Edinburgh and voting closes on Friday 18 May 2018 at 5pm. To vote for Move More Aberdeen to win the People’s Choice Award, please click here.