Blood donations – well done

Colleagues from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service have recently been in touch got in touch to say a massive thank you to all the staff who donated blood at Marischal College on Monday 10th August, notwithstanding the fire alarm that day which fortunately only affected one donation.

All in all, the donation staff said it was a brilliant result for the day with 43 pints of blood donated.

The Blood Service will be back twice next year, so there’ll be opportunities to donate again in June and September 2016.  I’ll write again on the blog nearer the time with further details.

In the meantime, well done to everyone involved.


A gold and a bronze for the City Council overnight!

Pearl Rendall won the title of School Crossing Patroller of the Year and Stephanie Campbell came third in the School Cook of the Year competition.


Congratulations to them both.  Great recognition of the work that they and their colleagues do for schools across the City.

All the best

It’s always tremendous to see the work of our colleagues being recognised at a national level and I’m sure we’ll all wish Pearl Rendall and Stephanie Campbell the very best at tonight’s ASSIST Facilities Management Awards Ceremony in Glasgow.

Pearl, a school crossing patroller for Kingsford School since 1982 has reached the final three for the National School Crossing patroller of the Year award.  Meanwhile, Stephanie who is cook-in-charge at Hazlehead School has reached the final three for the National School Cook of the Year award.

Pearl and Stephanie should already be very proud of their achievement in coming so far in the competition and whatever this evening’s results they are a great credit to the Council and the school communities they serve.