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Sport Aberdeen receives more good news as finalists are revealed for The Society Awards 2022


Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen is delighted to receive more good news that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Health & Wellbeing category of The Society Awards 2022. 

Sponsored by Gary Walker Wealth Management, the Health & Wellbeing Award recognises an individual or business in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire which has made a conscious effort to take care of the north-east both physically and mentally.

MSK Therapy Training LTD and Steve Munro Fitness are also finalists in the same category.  

Sport Aberdeen’s entry submission focused on the specialist programmes it delivers to support specific groups, including its Active Lifestyles programme for older adults living with long term health conditions, and its SPACE project designed to support care experienced young people towards brighter futures.

The charity has continued to demonstrate its commitment to getting more people across the city active – it experienced a 19.1% increase in Get active memberships in 2021/2022 compared to the previous financial year 2020/2021.

Development plans for the future include the highly anticipated Get active @ Northfield health and wellbeing facility which opened on Monday 26 September and is expected to have a real impact to the local community and surrounding areas.

Graeme Dale, Head of Sport and Active Communities, said: “Sport Aberdeen is committed to enhancing opportunities and inspiring people in the north-east to participate in sport and exercise – and reap the physical and mental health benefits that this brings.

“To be shortlisted in the Health & Wellbeing category is a real privilege and gives credit to the difference we make through our programmes.

“Congratulations to all the finalists, there are so many fantastic organisations in our region, and it is great way to showcase all the hard work that takes place.”       

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at The Sandman Signature Hotel in Aberdeen on Thursday 10 November.