Local business, ADC Energy announce support of children’s charity, Befriend a Child

16/05/2024

ADC Energy have announced their choice of charity to support as Aberdeen-based
organisation Befriend a Child, who help local children and young people living in difficult
life circumstances through their befriending and mentoring programmes.

As a locally based company providing operational assurance of rigs and vessels, ADC
Energy have committed to supporting Befriend a Child in 2024 which will greatly benefit
local children and young people in the Northeast of Scotland, starting with a generous
donation and support of fundraising events.

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The charity is grateful to ADC Energy for choosing to help local children and young people
who face chaotic home lives, often with low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence,
experiencing social isolation and parental issues like substance use and domestic
violence. Matching these children with volunteers to support on a 1:1 basis is essential to
improve their wellbeing and show what life has to offer.

Katie Kyle, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Befriend a Child, says about the new
relationship “We are really excited about the partnership between ADC Energy and
Befriend a Child. Many of the young people we help are not given the same opportunities
in life that most of us take for granted, and working with a local business will allow us to
provide more support and opportunities to these youngsters, which will improve their lives.”

Austin Hay, Managing Director at ADC Energy says “Every child deserves to feel supported,
valued and have a happy childhood. Regrettably life’s challenges and circumstances
often hinder this ideal. Our team felt very strongly to choose Befriend a Child this year to
uphold their continuous support of young children in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
Additionally we hope to support those remarkable volunteers who make such a wonderful
difference as mentors enriching the lives of these children.”

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