March 2019 Update


  • Hollywood Hits Fundraiser (Organised by RGU students)
  • Relationships training
  • Blind date/Pub evening
  • Tie dye t-shirt making
  • Kiltwalk information session and practise walk

We started March in style with a Hollywood themed event organised by RGU Event Management students fundraising for us. This was a fun night which raised £1257. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the students for all their hard work and for raising a fantastic amount of money which will go towards providing more social and dating opportunities for our members.

At the Hollywood Hits event, we presented member Joan with her Champion Winner prize (as the member who has earned the most volunteering points with us over the last year) and a ‘Rising Star’ award to runner up Liz who also made a speech about dates-n-mates at the event.

A new training workshop was introduced to members this month focusing on the stages of starting a romantic relationship – we are now taking members feedback to create more relationship and dating training.

Members made their own tie-dye t-shirts which looked amazing and we hope to wear them when taking part in Grampian Pride in May.

Other News:

Also this month we held a small evaluation focus group for members to provide feedback to external evaluators on what they think of dates-n-mates. We are looking for some more feedback so will be sending evaluation surveys out to members and their families soon – if you are a member of if you are a related to a member please keep an eye out for these surveys or get in touch to discuss. Family and support can also fill in this online survey.

Louise and Laurie held a stall at Robert Gordon University advertising some of our volunteering opportunities.

Our lovely Project Coordinator, Laurie has now gone on Maternity Leave to have her baby. We all surprised her with some leaving gifts on her last day and wished her all the best.

Louise attended the Platform by Kiltwalk event organised for charities by the Kiltwalk organisers – we now know more about the event and will be releasing some further sign up information and motivation soon! If you would like to sign up to take part in the sponsored walk for us please get in touch at 01224 974730 or email [email protected]