SCOTGRIP INTERNATIONAL proudly supports Russell Anderson Foundation

An exciting new partnership between Deeside based safety equipment supplier Scotgrip International and local charity the Russell Anderson Foundation will see this month’s Russell Anderson Development School (RADS) Easter Festival promise to be one that its young participants will not forget for quite some time.

Former Aberdeen captain and Scotland international Russell has been blown away by the Banchory company’s enthusiasm for the work undertaken by the Foundation. “Scotgrip is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion is making a substantial donation which, given the year everyone has endured, is beyond fantastic. Along with our other top-level partners the Wood Foundation and Saltire Energy, this will enable the charity to continue with the hugely vital work it does with the primary schools in the St. Machar ASG we currently work with. Our CEO Graeme Burnett and myself met with owners Ralph and Mark Prise and they were so positive about what we are doing which is exactly the kind of partner you want to work with.”

Ralph Prise, Managing Director of Scotgrip International says "The entire management team at Scotgrip International were in no doubt that the perfect celebration of our 30 years in business would be to give back to our local community. We are blown away by the aims and impact of RADS, and are delighted to show our full support as a primary sponsor to enable them to carry out their terrific work — providing personal development, health and wellbeing opportunities to young people across recognised socially deprived areas of Aberdeen."

The timing of the Festival is to celebrate the children returning to the schools as well as the forthcoming Easter break. This Friday (19th March) is Comic Relief Day and RADS coaches have been challenged to come up with as many activities as they can, with the focus on getting the children across the 8 primary schools that we are associated with, participating in some fun events.

In conjunction with the sponsorship from Scotgrip, RADS will donate prizes such as Easter eggs and rewards for special efforts while, in addition, each school will be allowed to plan their own activities, in accordance with current guidelines.

RADS was launched in 2012, with the aim of advancing the personal development, health and well-being of young people within recognised socially deprived areas of Aberdeen, by promoting sports and life coaching.