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Fundraiser featuring Aberdeen football legends supports sensory services charity

By Kyle Ritchie

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A fundraising lunch featuring Aberdeen FC legends has raised more than £6000 for a north-east charity.

Drew Jarvie and Willie Garner took part in a question-and-answer session for the event to benefit North East Sensory Services (NESS).

It provides support services for people with hearing and visual impairments in the region.

The Dine with the Dons event at the city’s Chester Hotel was hosted by BBC sports presenter and Aberdeen fan Richard Gordon.

Aberdeen FC legends Drew Jarvie and Willie Garner featured at the event.
Aberdeen FC legends Drew Jarvie and Willie Garner featured at the event.

Garner stepped in at the last minute after fellow ex-Don Joe Harper was unable to attend.

The successful event raised £6260 which will help NESS continue to support people with sensory loss.

Chief executive of North East Sensory Services Graham Findlay said: “We’re hugely grateful to Drew and Willie for attending the event and chatting about their time playing for Aberdeen, and to Richard for keeping us entertained throughout.

“Everyone who attended had a brilliant experience.

“The event has raised a fantastic sum of money that will help us continue to support people with sensory impairment across the north-east, ensuring they can live independent lives.”

NESS supports more than 6500 people with sensory loss throughout Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Dundee and Angus.

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