July Activities

Happy Summer time!

Who can believe we are coming to the end of July already?! What a lovely sunny month it has been.

Here at dates-n-mates Aberdeen we have tried a few new things and had lots of fun this month

This month’s events:


This sports game is a mixture of football and golf as the name suggests. It was a lot of fun and member’s hope to try this again in the future!

Confidence Building Training

This training workshop researched and hosted by our Director, Sarah, covered why confidence is important and gave examples of techniques to build and improve your confidence.

We started the session with an ice breaker game asking members to compliment one another. This was a lovely way to begin as everyone felt really good about themselves afterwards. Member feedback was really positive and we plan to hold another session for more members soon.

Anti-Stress sensory workshop

This was another event organised and hosted by our lovely Director, Sarah. She has been an absolute star this month!

The workshop allowed members to try a range of sensory activites which can reduce stress and anxiety and keep you calm and relaxed. Activities included watching and listening to calming videos, squeezing stress balls and different sequins and dough along with blowing bubbles and much more.

Since then member’s have shared they have gone on to buy similar items so they can do some of this at home.

Afternoon Tea

An afternoon tea event was held at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel on Sunday 28th of July. The afternoon had fantastic live music from local musician Myke Black.

Feedback included how good the food was and that they really liked the singer.

Pub Lunch

Lastly, we ended the month with a pub lunch today discussing ideas, feedback and just enjoying the groups company over some nice food. Perfect!

Other news this month:

National Lottery Awards

dates-n-mates has reached the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects – and we are asking people to help us win by voting for dates-n-mates.

Read more about this by clicking – National Lottery Awards (dates-n-mates)

New Faces

We have interviewed new volunteers and members this month so you may be seeing some new faces soon!

Unfortunately, Events Coordinator AC, is no longer working with us, however we will soon have a new Events member of staff on board so stay tuned for more on this next month.

See you in August!!