Befriend a Child

For vulnerable children growing up in a deprived area with no one to talk to in times of need it can be a lonely and difficult place. It often helps these children to have someone they can build a trusting relationship with and share their difficulties.

The service provided by Befriend a Child in Aberdeen recruits caring adults to befriend and support individual children on a 1:1 basis to promote the children’s welfare and advance their education.

Our grant of £8,000 is ensuring that children aged 4-16 in Aberdeen can meet with their befrienders on a fortnightly basis and engage in a range of fun activities where they can learn much needed life skills and improve their confidence to help them mature into responsible adults.