Thank you to Morrisons, Banchory

This is one of our board members receiving donated items from Morrisons comprising of tea, coffee, biscuits, toiletries, etc for us to use at our groups and give to families.


Pictured is Julie Williams, Home-Start trustee and Joanne Burt, Community champion for Morrisons Banchory.


Thank you to  Stella's Voice, Peterhead

We would like to send a massive thank you to Andy and the volunteers at Stella’s Voice, Peterhead for their very generous donation of furniture to kit out our new Alford shop, all your help and kindness was very much appreciated.




Thank you to Duncans of Banchory

We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to Graham Duncan, Duncans of Banchory, for donating a shop counter and several other items for use in our new charity shop opening soon in Alford.

Pictured is Julie Cooper, Business admin and Graham Duncan



New Shop in Alford

We are so excited to announce that we will be opening a new charity shop in Alford.

We received the keys this week and from left, to right it is Iain Mackenzie, Home-Start Deeside Chair, Julie, Leah, Alex Anderson, Home-Start Deeside Trustee, Donna Keen, Shop manager, and Alan Grant.

We are now recruiting for shop volunteers.

We are looking to open the shop early February and anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact the office via phone 01330 824 443 or email


Thank you

We received this cheque from the Humpty Dumpty committee this morning. We were completely overwhelmed as you can imagine and it will go a long way towards helping local families.


You are welcome to join us 

Funday 7th July 2019




We would like to thank those who helped make our Family Funday on Sunday the 7th July a success.

We would like to say a special thanks to Deesidedly Tasty for who provided the tasty BBQ service. Deeside Inflatables who provided us with a magical bouncy castle.  And Morag McBeath, Secretary for the Aboyne Highland Games for loaning us some of their tressel tables.

And of course to all the families who came along to spend the time with us.

Without your support, we would be unable to hold events like this and raise awareness and funds for our Charity which provides support to families within the local area.

Thank You 





Here is Leah from the office accepting a very generous donation of £3000 from the John Watson Guild.

The gentlemen from left to right are John Aitken, Rod Dallas, and Reg Christie.

All the money from this donation will go directly towards supporting local families within the area.

Thank you again.



Our Shops 10th Birthday 

We would like to thank all of those who purchased raffle tickets to celebrate our shops 10th birthday, on the 14th February 2019.

We managed to raise £500 altogether.  Which will go back into our work helping local families within the area.

You can still help us by either donating items to our shop or coming in and purchasing some of the generous items that people have passed to us to sell. 

Our shop in Aboyne is open Monday – Saturday, 10h00 until 16h00 every week.

Thank you for your continued support.