September 2018 Update

Hello again… thanks for joining us for another monthly update as we are now in to October.

As always, we have been busy having a fun month with members meaning our month has just flown by!

Our events for members in September were:

·       Speed Dating

·       Deeside Food Festival (Aberdeenshire)

·       Bowling

·       Karaoke (with the Breadmaker)

·       Pub lunch

Our speed dating involved members chatting with each potential date followed by a fun disco. This event didn’t have a huge number of people attending to be honest, but we are planning some changes to our dating events and services for members so keep a look out for an improved and exciting dating service!

Our Aberdeenshire trip this month was to Cults Academy for the Deeside Food Festival which included food stalls and more. We enjoyed strolling around the stalls and getting some delicious lunch – although we got caught in a quick heavy rain shower at the outside part of this event! Typical Scottish weather!

Bowling was fun as always – a firm favourite with members!

We linked with The Breadmaker to host a joint event with them in September – we agreed on a fun Karaoke evening at Café Bardot. This event was very popular and was so much fun! We had people from both dates-n-mates and the Breadmaker up singing. There was also dancing, laughs and chatting too with members connecting with new people. Thank you to Helen and Karen from the Breadmaker for linking with us – I am sure we will do this again sometime.

If any other organisations want to link with us to hold an event or activity, please do get in touch.

Our monthly pub event was a lunch where we also held our coffee & cake committee meeting where we ask members for their ideas and feedback for the project. Some fantastic ideas were offered and lovely positive feedback.

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Other September News:

All the dates-n-mates Scotland staff got together for a full team development session in Glasgow. In this two-day session we chatted about the project, our priorities and ideas going forward and did a little bit of team building. It was great to get together, and we have some interesting ideas for the future of dates-n-mates Scotland. Keep your eye on all branches for some fun things coming up.

We did some training including Food hygiene which is going to come in handy in October as we hold a single’s cooking night!

Our Events Coordinator, Louise, also met with RGU Event Management students at the end of the month. The group of students will be organising a fundraising and awareness event for dates-n-mates Aberdeen as part of their final year project. We linked with the university last year for this project too and were happy to have received over £1900 from those students after their food tasting evening. We are delighted to be involved again this year and can’t wait to see what the students do.