To Absent Friends Week  

As part of the 'To Absent Friends Festival', Sunrise Partnership and the GATE Project are co-hosting an ‘Absent Friends Lunch’ on Saturday, 4 November 2017, 12.30 - 2.30pm, at Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN.

The aim of the event is to support and encourage people to remember family and friends who have died, and to share stories and memories of them in a supportive and relaxed environment.

As well as a picnic style lunch there will be a story teller and some activities designed to facilitate remembering and talking about absent friends.  The GATE (Good at the End) Project volunteers will distribute their resources to those who are interested.  These resources are designed to encourage forward thinking and planning, and to help normalise conversations and planning around end of life and loss.

There is no charge to attend this event, but please register in advance if you wish to attend.  This can be done by phoning Sunrise Partnership on 07827 755735 or by emailing before Thursday, 2 November 2017.  We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about the To Absent Friends Festival click here.

Meet Sophie Mulhere - Miss Aberdeen and Sunrise Ambassador. Sophie has been helping to raise awareness of Sunrise - she spoke so very movingly at our stakeholder event earlier this year. She has also raised funds by selling her dresses worn at various pageants.  We love this Sunrise inspired outfit.  Thank you for all you are doing Sophie.

 Want to get involved? 

We have a small but enthusiastic team of volunteers who help raise funds and awareness for Sunrise.

Plans for this year include a quiz night, a gin &
chocolate tasting evening and bag packing. None of this will  be possible without volunteers giving of their time.

So if you've got some time to spare and think you can help us to raise funds and awareness for Sunrise, we'd love to hear from you.

To find out more please contact Joan at or 07740 940842.

Dates for the diary:

Sunrise Quiz Night 
Thursday 9 November 2017 (7 pm)
Great Western Road, Aberdeen
Tickets £12.50 (includes Ashvale supper)

Christmas Gin & Chocolate Tasting with mulled wine and mincemeat pies!
Friday 1 December 2017 (7 pm)
Cocoa Ooze
Belmont Street, Aberdeen
Tickets £20.00 

Bag Packing - M&S Stoneywood
Saturday 23 December 2017 (11am -  3pm)
If you can help for an hour or two that would be great -  the more the merrier!

To find out more please contact Joan on 07740 940842 /

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