Local hospitality group raises £5000 from Great Aberdeen Run

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The McGinty’s Group has raised £5000 for Archway by participating in the inaugural Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 27th August as part of the Business Challenge.

A total of 27 runners from the group’s venues, McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale, The Stag, No.10 Bar & Restaurant, and The Ferryhill House Hotel joined the thousands of runners in the 10k run and over the last month the group has been fundraising with customers, family and friends.

The Great Run, which was organised in partnership with Simplyhealth, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, VisitAberdeenshire and Aberdeen Inspired, saw more than 7000 participants take on the run and more than 26 local firms competed in the business challenge.

Archway, which was launched in 1980s is an independent charity that offers a range of innovative community based services to improve the opportunities available and the quality of life for people with learning difficulties in Aberdeen and throughout the North-east. The charity currently supports nearly 200 children and adults through respite, shared and permanent care services.

Director of The McGinty’s Group, Allan Henderson, said: “As a local business, we strive to support the community and we thought the Great Aberdeen Run would be the perfect opportunity to work together as a team whilst helping to raising funds for Archway.

“We had 27 runners taking part on the day and everyone really enjoyed the event as there was a truly fantastic atmosphere in the city which helped to spur us on throughout the fantastic route. We continued the celebrations at our post-run party in McGinty’s with staff and the young people and adults from Archway joining us to take part in the raffle.”

Janine Davies of ARCHWAY, added: “We are just so touched by the kindness of Allan Henderson and everyone in the McGinty’s Group team and the generosity of everyone who supported them. It meant that a great local event has helped a great, hardworking local charity. Archway offers a lifeline of caring services to almost 200 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities living in Aberdeen and the surrounding area. All the funds raised will be used to benefit everyone coming to Archway and we are just delighted.”

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