On Friday 22nd June, it was the second Maggie’s Aberdeen Culture Crawl, a night time 10 mile walk through the city raising funds for Maggies.
Maggie’s Aberdeen offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. The stunning pebble shaped building designed by Snohetta is in the grounds of Foresterhill. Neil has been involved with Maggies since the fund raising started, and photographed a lot of the fund raising activities. He also documented the building progress, and photographed the finished interior, and these images were used by Snohetta to win many awards.
The walk started at the Sports Village and David photographed the warm up and first 2 stops as Neil was photographing the opening of the new College bar. The itinerary for the walk was:
- Aberdeen Sports Village
- Seaton Park
- Zoology Museum
- Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre
- Mackies 19.2
- Freemasons’ Hall
- The Capitol
- Vesperis Gin & Vodka Pop Up Bar
- St Mary’s Episcopal Church
- The Chester Hotel
- The Gordon Highlander’s Museum
- Maggie’s Aberdeen
Part of the attraction of doing the walk is the food and drink supplied along the route. Hotdogs in Seaton Park, Mackie’s ice cream in Marischal Square, Fierce Beer and crisps at the Freemasons Hall, coffee in The Capitol, a pop up gin and vodka bar from Blackford Craft Distillery in Rubislaw Gardens, cocktails and cake at The Chester Hotel and finally a celebratory glass of Art Deco Prosecco at Maggie’s where all walkers got their medals. There were also a couple of pub stops en route at the St Machar Bar and Atholl Hotel.
All the walkers got free access to download the images.
We were delighted to be involved in such a great fund raising activity and were happy to supply the photography free of charge.