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Wednesday 2nd June 2021

‼️Asda Green Tokens Appeal‼️

Lucas Mackenzie & Ryan Hammell are appealing to you to please consider voting for Future Choices for the chance to win 1st prize.

You can vote for us by following the link...

Tuesday 1st June 2021


Monday 31st May 2021

‼️ Laws Tyres‼️

Here's a really good way to help support our cause if you happen to be in the Bridge of Don or Altens branch (only in the month of June 2021)

Check out the following photos below, the golden poster gives you the chance also to win goodies!

Make sure you use the correct hashtag & if you would be so kind to select Future Choices, we could get £5, imagine if lots of people did this, it would be so amazing.

So visit the branch, take a photo of the poster, post it on your social media platform(s), use the # (see poster for the hashtag name) & select Future Choices.

Thank you very much in advance.

Saturday 29th May 2021


We're absolutely thrilled & delighted for our Saltire Awards Achiever Volunteer, Lucas Mackenzie, who despite the challenges of lockdown, launched an Online Shopping Fundraiser in order to do his part to keep supporting our vulnerable members, which since it's humble beginnings last year has now turned into a great success story so far.

Congratulations to Lucas on being nominated & recognised through The Sunday Mail, Young Scot Awards 2021 for contributions made to his Community.

What a great achievement, just as we enter the National Volunteers Week & Power of Youth Day!

Tuesday 25th May 2021

We need as many nominations as possible to get the opportunity to win 1k


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Closing date for nominations is Sunday 13th June 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021

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Tuesday 11th May 2021

It's an extremely proud moment to be announcing that our saltire awards achiever, Ryan Hammell first public appeal film has landed. Ryan, like all the young ones has had many challenges to overcome especially with schooling due to the pandemic, so aside from that challenge, Ryan has stepped forward to gain his Saltire Awards, which will benefit him greatly in terms of learning life skills & much more & he's motivated to support his sister Becca by supporting the Care Packages project. I'm sure I speak on behalf of everyone that knows Ryan, that we all send him our congratulations & continued best wishes. You should be very proud of yourself young man.

Tuesday 20th Apr 2021

Monday 19th Apr 2021

A highlight of Ryan & Lucas's visit to theCare Hub Aberdeen. 

Sunday 18th Apr 2021

It's a true honour & pleasure to award volunteer Lucas Mackenzie (14) with his 100 hours Saltire Awards.
Since Lucas started volunteering with Future Choices, he has gone from a quiet shy lad to a very confident person, showing true qualities such as compassion, understanding & youth leadership along the way.
Since the pandemic started, Lucas launched an Online Shopping Fundraiser & it's gone from strength to strength.
Lucas will now strive to achieve his 200 hrs & will no doubt inspire his generation & more.
A huge well done, thoroughly deserved achievement & congratulations to Lucas.

Saturday 17th Apr 2021

** Cheque Presentation **
Volunteers Lucas Mackenzie (14) & Ryan Bannerman (15) paid a long awaited (due to covid restrictions) visit to the incredible team at The Care Hub, Aberdeen  where they were delighted to present a cheque for £300 they jointly managed to raise during the last few months. The money will go directly to supporting the most vulnerable within our community. Well done & huge congratulations on your achievements lads, you've done yourselves & the community proud! Both Ryan & Lucas did a stint of volunteering also.
What an achievement & an inspiration to all

Monday 12th Apr 2021

** Saltire Awards Presentation **
Congratulations goes to Ryan Hammell , Future Choices Chairman was over the moon to be virtually presenting Ryan with his 25 hours Saltire Awards Certificate. This certificate recognises Ryan's voluntary contribution to his community through his hard work & dedication with supporting Becca's Care Packages.
Ryan has already achieved 10 hours & now 25, his next goal will be 50 hours. Learning very many skills in the process & teaching him life skills as well as being an added benefit to his future CV..
We are extremely proud of Ryan's achievements so far particularly volunteering during these challenging times.
Well done Ryan!

Monday 1st Feb 2021

Thursday 24th Dec '20

The management committee would like to express a huge sincere thanks to Asda, Beach for there incredible donation of £300 through the Community Festive Grant. In normal times we would have all been together & the man in the red suit would have been handing out secret Santa pressies to our members, instead we got the other person in the red suit, the postie to do it for us, the bonus being, our secretary, Lesley got the items through Amazon Smile which means we benefit further. A huge thank you to the members loved ones for helping to get the photos to us. Stay safe everyone !

Sunday 6th Dec '20

Thursday 3rd Dec '20

Expressing a deeply sincere thanks to Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership for running the virtual HEART AWARDS 2020 this evening.
Recieving this recognition is incredibly overwhelming as Future Choices is a team & it's a true honour & privilege to be it's Leader.

Monday 23rd Nov'20

Please Donate if you can....

Thursday 8th Oct '20

Congratulations to Lucas Mackenzie who has been awarded 50 hours Saltire Awards.
Despite so many restrictions, Lucas has shown sheer determination to continue to support his local community by volunteering at every opportunity to help support vulnerable adults.
Lucas continues to be an inspiration to his generation & we are very proud of him, well done from everyone at Future Choices.

Monday 1st June '20


Future Choices A.G.M. 2020.

We were due to hold our AGM this month but due to the continuing situation with Covid-19, this will not be possible so is to be postponed until it's safe to do so at a later date, which will be announced asap. We understand that everyone will appreciate that this decision is completely out of our control & safety is absolutely paramount for all.


Tuesday 17th March '20


Due to Covid-19, our normal service has been suspended until further notice.

Friday 19th April '19

Easter Weekend & our youngest Saltire Awards Achiever, Ryan Bannerman meets with Michelle from Street Friends Helping the Homeless. Aberdeen, the cause that will benefit directly from Ryan's Appeal.

Tues 9th April '19

Final day for our youngest volunteer & Saltire awards achiever, Ryan Bannerman at the group before heading back to school soon. Ryan was joined by his buddy Lucas Mackenzie, who both were amazing help today during what was a special busy session, a huge well done to both lads for taking time out of their school holidays to help out at the group. You both should be extremely proud of yourselves!

Tues 2nd April '19

Easter holidays, can mean only 1 thing. school holidays....
So not only is our star Saltire Awards Achiever Ryan Bannerman actively seeking your support with McDonald's Food & Drink tokens but he's also volunteering his time to support our disabled members. True true inspiration & especially wonderful to have his buddy Ryan Hammel join him for the session to learn & get involved in volunteering too. Well done to both Ryan's for taking time today in your holidays to make those most Vulnerable, smile & enjoy themselves.

Tues 26th March '19

A huge thank you to Inchgarth Community Centre for supporting our session today where we welcomed Scottish Heritage Entertainer Don Carney along to give us a good sing song. A wonderful time had by all.

Tues 12th March '19

It's always so lovely when local businesses & shops take one of our collection tins. So it's with very sincere thanks to the staff team at Bodrum Kebab shop in Northfield for helping to support our cause, £70 raised from your donations, they are continuing to support our cause which we are so so grateful for! Local business supporting a local charity, so heartwarming to see, thank you

* Bodrum Kebab House, 42 Moir Green, Aberdeen. AB16 7GS

Tuesday 12th March 2019


On behalf of Team Future Choices, I want to shine a sincere spotlight on the amazingly supportive Apache, for years they have supported Future Choices more than I could have ever imagined & recently supported or first fundraiser of our 11th year this year & have committed to continuing to support our voluntary work. You are all absolutely wonderful & your support is incredibly vital to us to continue to help others in the community. 3 cheers for Apache 

Saturday 9th March 2019


Well done Ryan Bannerman, Courtesy of That's TV Scotland North.

Sunday 3rd March 2019



Composing this statement feeling totally overwhelmed with joy & happiness....

Our first fundraising event of 2019 being our 11th Year, with the deepest sincere thanks to the team at Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA Aberdeen) for supporting Future Choices.

A heartfelt thank you going to our Sponsors Apache Oil for kindly sponsoring our tables by donating £500!

A huge huge deep thanks to everyone that attended to make this event a sell out!!! The most amazing raffle prizes were donated.

So much great performers, a superb game of heads & tails at the beginning, then a prize draw during, teas/coffee & biscuits, lots of singing & fun being had.

Deep deep appreciation to everyone involved in making this event happen & be such a huge success....

The total amount raised was £1,800!!!!


Monday 31st December 2018


What a truly truly lovely surprise to be given just as we're about to end the year....
A huge huge heartfelt thanks to the Echt players & everyone involved at the Echt Community Pantomime, where Future Choices was selected as one of the 3 chosen Charities. We are extremely grateful for the cheque totalling £707. Thank you so very much

Thursday 27th December 2018


This year has been an absolute pleasure to be part of Celebrating & Highlighting our contribution to The Year of Young People.


A massive congratulations & well done to Lewis & Ryan Bannerman, who are both going through their Saltire Awards, their Certificates recognises that they were nominated for a Young Scot Award for their individual voluntary work. Young people across the city & indeed the country are doing amazing things to support their local community, Lewis & Ryan are just 2 examples of that work!

Well done & a huge congratulations on behalf of Team Future Choices!

Thursday 20th December 2018

Productive morning for our Saltire Awards Achiever Lewis Bannerman, visiting the Tilly Community Flat to donate food items on behalf of Future Choices, to help those who will unfortunately struggle over the festive period. An inspirational way to conclude our way of Celebrating The Year of Young People 2018. Well done Lewis from everyone at Future Choices! A huge thanks to Fiona & Sarah for being amazing 

Tuesday 18th December 2018


Great time had today at our last session of the year, even a visit from Mr Clause himself, a huge huge massive thank you to EVERYONE involved in making the Tuesday sessions happen, it really does mean the world to so many. Now it's time to put our feet up & enjoy the break. 

Monday 10th December 2018



Chairman & Treasurer accepted an absolutely amazing cheque donation from the team at Elvis-Aberdeen, The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club for £1,000. A huge heartfelt thanks to the management committee for this wonderful donation from everyone at Future Choices

Thursday 6th December 2018


What an absolutely wonderful time had, so many laughs! A superb way to end what has been an incredible year of celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Thank you to everyone who made it so special.

Wednesday 5th December 2018


A huge huge sincere thanks to Sandra & Mike McCabe for keeping this fundraising effort going.

Monday 3rd December 2018


With thanks to That's TV Scotland North

Tuesday 27th November 2018

What an absolutely wonderful way to celebrate our official 10th Anniversary session. With music & games & a lovely buffet!

A huge thank you to Alison from Scottish Disability Sport who came along to show us Boccia Bingo, went down a treat!!!
And a sincere thanks to David Hood, Singer & Guitarist who was on hand to give us a few few songs.
A true joy to be marking our big milestone & seeing smiles on everyone's faces.

Happy Birthday Future Choices, hip hip hooray!!!! ❤♿❤

Thursday 22nd November 2018

A sincere thanks to Maureen Watt MSP

Sunday 18th November 2018


Some of Team Future Choices attended The Prestigious Awards International (6th Edition) last night & the awards were as follows:
David Forbes: Inspirational Man of the Year & Community Champion of the Year.
Lewis Bannerman: Community Role Model of the Year.
Ryan Bannerman: Young Achiever of the Year.

A massive thanks to Wobia Entertainment House for putting on a wonderful show.
(Photo credit: Michael Redrobo)

Thursday 15th November 2018

We are always constantly Fundraising to keep our group going. As we soon enter the new year in our 11th Year, the fundraising will continue, can you help us or know someone that can, who would be happy to take a collection tin? Please get in touch if you can help support us. Thank you

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Happy Halloween everyone.....

Tonight some of Team Future Choices attended Fernielea Fright Night Halloween Display, simply amazing display, cannot thank Claire & Scott enough for putting the event together, the people's joy when they arrived to see the display was what it was all about and to see them donate was so so lovely. Raising a wonderful total of £338.21

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Such a lovely visit from Kirsty Blackman MP at today's group, meeting with everyone & congratulated our young team of volunteers on their Saltire Awards & also as it's Year of Young People. Kirsty also wished Team Future Choices a very Happy 10th Birthday.

Friday 21st September 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018

Thank you very much to Ross Thomson MP for mentioning us in the House of Commons about our 10th Anniversary Year & about the vital voluntary work we do for the most vulnerable.

Friday 31st August 2018



Huge thank you to Sandra & Mike McCabe for all their efforts on behalf of Team Future Choices


Tuesday 28th August 2018


Such a magical day had today, with entertainer David Hood coming along to perform for us.

Wednesday 8th August 2018

A super morning had with a lovely visit to STV with Lewis Bannerman.

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Great show today with both Bannerman brothers, Lewis & Ryan promoting all what's great about being a young Volunteer.

Wednesday 25th July 2018

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Saturday 30th June 2018

Last night was one very special evening for Team Future Choices, especially with it being in our 10th Anniversary Year. Receiving a Spirit of the Community Award for all the voluntary work we do. It is the biggest most privileged feeling to be leading such an amazing dedicated team. Emotional beyond words.

Thursday 14th June 2018


A very very special day today for team Lewis Bannerman, a trip to the Scottish Parliament to be presented with his 200 hours of his Saltire Awards, by Kevin Stewart MSP & The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon

8th June 2018


Ladies & Gents, with this being Volunteers Week and the National Year of Young People, it gives me emense joy to announce that our 2 youngest Saltire Awards Achievers have been recognised for going above & beyond Volunteering by being recognised by the First Minister of Scotland....

Lewis Bannerman (16) for contribution to the theme of Education, through his upcoming Documentary.

Ryan Bannerman (12) for contribution to the theme of community Participation, following his food & drink token appeal to support the homeless community.

This is absolutely incredible recognition, 3 cheers for both Bannerman boys.

Tues 11th July

Well that's the summer holidays started and what a shining example of what young people are doing with their time - volunteering to help others. Our Saltire Award achieverLewis Bannerman is now on course to achieve his next stage of volunteering, 25 hours certificate, with more exciting challenges coming soon for our young lad. Lewis's journey is being documented and will be made into a very special video which will no doubt inspire others. Lewis efforts were even given a special thank you when I contacted the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Angela Constance who's brief covers volunteering & the Saltire Awards to inform her of his progress and she asked that I gave him her congratulations of what he's achieving.#Saltire #Volunteering #Community

Tuesday 30th May

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Saturday 27th May


Our Saltire award achiever, Lewis Bannerman has successfully completed his first 10 hours of voluntary work with Future Choices & was presented with his certificate by Charity Vice Chairman Devon Thompson & ACVO's Mike Melvin. Lewis is now working towards his 25 hours, & we wish him all the very best of luck.

Tues 2nd May

Super day today with various activities going on. Making his first volunteering debut at the gathering was our Saltire awards achiever Lewis Bannerman, he's already reached his 10 hours and is now next on course to reach his 25 hours, therefore very very proud to announce that Lewis will be leading Future Choices down union st on the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade in August. Lewis is an absolute shining example of what can be achieved by our young people when given the opportunity & support. 

Thurs 23rd March 2017

The Chairman & Vice Chairman challenged City Councillors to experience getting around the city in a wheelchair, and boy did they realise how difficult it was. I want to thank all the participants for taking on the challenge, Marie Boulton, Stephen Flynn, Steve Delaney, Len Ironside & Douglas Lumsden.
David & Devon want to say a huge massive thanks to the helpers, cause without them, we couldn't have done today, Gayle Kaufmann, Jackalynn Luisa Walker, Tracy Gaitens, Luke McLeod, Ruth Anna, Ean Watt. I want to say also a big thanks to Shopmobility Aberdeen for lending us the Wheelchairs.

You can check the full video out here:

Wed 22nd March


This is the absolutely amazing achievements that volunteering your time to help the local community can bring. Lewis Bannerman being recognised at his School for taking the lead role (in our new charity video) on promoting young people to volunteer. A true shining example & Inspiration to us all.

9th June 


Maureen Watt MSP

I have nominated David Forbes as the Local Hero to represent Aberdeen South and North Kincardine at the opening of The Scottish Parliament on July 2nd.

David is the volunteer chairman of Future Choices. I have chosen him because of his dedication to volunteering and care, giving up much of his time to Future Choices over the past 8 years. The charity provides a social setting for people with physical disabilities and supports inclusion by providing transport to a supportive environment, meeting every Tuesday in Inchgarth Community Centre.

By happy coincidence, my nomination of David has come this week during Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of challenges carers face, and to recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the country.

Carer’s Week runs from 6-12 June:

For information on the Opening Ceremony of The Scottish

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