The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) celebrate their continued commitment to support North-east cancer and haematology patients.
The AECC introduced the Treat Tickets initiative for patients currently undergoing treatment at the ANCHOR Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The AECC launched their Treat Tickets in November 2016, to offer local patients the chance to win tickets to upcoming concerts at the GE Oil & Gas Arena. So far, 14 patients and their guests have won seats to top shows including Disney on Ice, Deacon Blue, WWE, Busted and to the X Factor show last night.
AECC PR & Marketing Manager, Leigh-Ann Kemp comments “Friends of ANCHOR was chosen by staff as our chosen charity and we are always looking for different ways to help raise awareness of the cause and the fabulous service that they provide. The Treat Tickets incentive seemed very fitting to help create some positive memories for patients and their families. We are thrilled with the feedback received from Friends of ANCHOR from the patients so we know the incentive is achieving what we aimed it to do.”
The initiative has proven exceptionally popular, with over 200 patients having entered the Treat Ticket draw since it launched three months ago.
Ursula Fairlie, PR & Fundraising Executive from Friends of ANCHOR comments;
“The Treat Ticket initiative is such a special opportunity for patients. For many it brings a welcome distraction from their treatment and the feedback from patients who have been lucky enough to win concert tickets has been incredibly positive.
“We are truly grateful to the AECC for the relentless support of the cause since coming on-board as a charity partner in 2015. From taking part in our annual event ANCHOR Wipeout to opening the AECC Tower to the public for the very first time, they have gone over and above to raise vital funds for the ANCHOR Unit so thank-you!”
The team at the AECC chose to support Friends of ANCHOR, for the second year running, following the care the charity has provided for many of their family members and friends. To-date, the AECC has raised over £7,750 for Friends of ANCHOR, with every single penny going directly to the cause.
Friends of ANCHOR is committed to serving cancer and haematology patients in the North-east as well as funding non-NHS funded medical equipment, and cancer research. This year marks their 20th year anniversary in which they have pledged to donate £1m for oncology research as part of their “Dream Big” campaign.