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1st June 2023

27th November 2022

Tonight was extra special for one of our longest serving members of our dedicated volunteering team, our Secretary Lesley Anne Bremner.
Lesley has been with the charity since the beginning so tonight at our birthday celebration event, we wanted to recognise Lesley for all her outstanding contribution to the charity.
Richly deserved for all the hard work Lesley has put in throughout all these years.

26th November 2022

?? Happy 14th Birthday ??
What an incredible night we all had at The Ashvale, raising funds & celebrating our 14th Anniversary!
Big well done & congratulations to our Saltire Awards Achiever/Committee Member, Lewis McGregor for organising & hosting our event. You did yourself extremely proud! Big thanks to Stuart & his staff team at the Ashvale, incredible as always. Special mention of thanks to our supporter Sophie Alexander for doing an amazing job on our raffle sales desk ?
Huge thanks though to everyone who was able to attend, you all made the night what it was, a big success, full of fun & laughter, we would like to say a huge massive thank you to all those that donated raffle prizes as we raised as incredible £461 from Raffles alone and the profit we raised from ticket sales alone was £513 - bringing our total fundraising amount on the night too......??? £974!!!!!
We cannot thank everyone enough from the bottoms of our hearts for making our 14th birthday special. ♿

22nd November 2022

itison Aberdeen delivers yet again, more joy & happiness spread. Our Committee Member Lewis presenting our dedicated volunteer driver Gordon with a lovely treat.
Our ongoing partnership with Itison is truly humbling as it allows us to give something wonderful & special back to some of our team.

15th November 2022

A wonderful day trip out today, Committee Member Ryan Bannerman & our Chairman taking a trip to a special Exhibition showcased by ACVO and Volunteer Aberdeen which you the public can go & visit tomorrow & Thursday at the Citymoves Dance Agency, The Anatomy Rooms, Shoe Lane, Aberdeen, AB10 1AL where amongst other amazing charities, you can learn more about what work we do within the local community, made possible by the Scottish Government's Mental health & Well Being fund which is distributed to Third Sector Organisations, like ours.
It was a true honour & pleasure to have attended to showcase what vital work we do.

1st November 2022

Another beautifully generous voucher given by the incredible team at itison Aberdeen for afternoon tea at the Ardoe house.
Given to committee member Elizabeth Wood & her husband, who supports the charity in any way he can.
Elizabeth will gain some lovely respite from this experience.
We are extremely grateful to It is on for their continued partnership & support, it really does mean alot.
We look forward to being in a position to give more vouchers to some more of our members in the near future.

31st October 2022

Beyond proud of both Lucas & Zac Mackenzie!

25th October 2022

It was the first time for Zander & Logan Paul to attend the group session due to not being at school & what better time to present them both with much deserved Saltire Awards Certificates. Our Committee Member Ryan Bannerman presented both Zander & Logan with their 10 & 25 hrs.
This was in recognition with the amazing support both lads gave during our charity pop up shop in August & both working together on our Website.
We cannot thank Zander & Logan enough for all the help & support they give to our cause.
You both should be incredibly proud of yourselves for showing the world what good things young people do for their local community. ????

12th October 2022

Future Choices loves to spread the joy as much as possible & when we can, another lovely Voucher from the awesome team at itison Aberdeen going to one of our amazing & dedicated volunteers, Roy Angus, our committee member Lewis was on hand to present Roy with his voucher.
Our partnership with It Is On is simply priceless & so incredibly appreciated by everyone involved.

11th October 2022

We welcomed STV News's Haley Bouma & her cameraman Graeme along to today's session to feature what the charity does.
Future Choices are looking for new members to be able to help gain vital social inclusion.
We were very greatful too have STV News along to share what we do, big thanks to Lesley Anne Bremner, Maureen Irons & Jim & Kathleen Rust for going on camera for interview.
You can tune in to STV News at 6pm ?

7th October 2022

Our Saltire Awards Achievers are always inspiring us with what they are actively doing within their community & that's the same for our youngest volunteer, Zac Mackenzie (12), please follow his dedicated page as he aims to raise as much funds as possible through texting via your ?
Zac is someone who we are lucky to have on our team as he's so enthusiastic & energised to help support our cause, something we are truly blessed to have. We hope you can share Zac's page to your contacts. Thank you

6th October 2022

We can finally announce this news that both Ryan & Chairman/Mentor have been working on for months & now we can finally share in the joy & excitement with you all!
Earlier this Year, David (Chairman/Mentor) nominated our Saltire Awards Achiever/Committee Member, Ryan Bannerman for a very special nomination.
TV host Ben Shepherd was on the search to find individuals within the community that have gone above & beyond to help support their community, also through the pandemic & to showcase those people that have truly shined in their field.
Ryan met with Ben on zoom so that Ben could hear about all his community work & achievements & Ben & his team were hugely impressed!
At the current age of 16 years old, what Ryan Bannerman has achieved since volunteering from the age of 12 doing his Saltire Awards is nothing but sheer inspiration to his generation.
Ryan has proudly flown the flag not only for his friends but for our cause too.
Ladies & Gentlemen, Team Future Choices wish to SHOUT from the rooftops a HUGE MASSIVE WELL DONE & CONGRATULATIONS to Ryan, what a true inspiration, legacy & achievement to be involved in this project produced by Ben Shepherd & his team.
To get a copy of the book, featuring other individuals including Ryan, & have the book signed by Ben Shepherd, please follow the link,

4th October 2022

Team Future Choices are extremely grateful for the continued support we get from the partnership we have with the generous team at itison Aberdeen .
Another lovely Voucher, this time going to 2 of our wonderful members, Elizabeth & Graham who were absolutely over the moon to receive the voucher for High Tea for 2.
We do what we do at Future Choices because we simply want to make a difference to people's lives within the community. ?

1st October 2022

We rely heavily & purely on the skills that our dedicated volunteers have & we are extremely blessed to have so many awesome people on our team to help keep our group going.
One part of that process is our charity website being updated & worked on, & that's where Zander Paul (16) & Logan Paul (14) step forward, aside from volunteering their time to fundraise for our cause via https://www.facebook.com/helpZanderandLoganfundraise
But they are also working together to update our website for those who are not on social media.
A MASSIVE MASSIVE thank you to both Zander & Logan for giving up their time when not busy at school & other things to help with keeping our website going, it's very much appreciated!

Thursday 29th september 2022

We are extremely grateful to itison Aberdeen for their continued support for our cause. This support partnership allows us to not only reward our volunteers who do us proud with what they do but also allows us to treat our members also.
Our latest voucher presented to Jim & Kathleen Rust by our Committee Member Moira Henderson allows the couple to enjoy a lovely Sunday Roast together.
It's this kind of partnership that is wonderful to have, which makes volunteering ever so rewarding so that others can benefit. ??

Thursday 29th september 2022

Very proud of our Saltire Awards Achievers & brothers, Zac & Lucas Mackenzie. ????

Thursday 29th September 2022

Zander & Logan Paul have joined Future Choices to do all they can to help support our cause, they are also doing their Saltire Awards in the process & are launching a fundraising effort together.
Do you have any unwanted mobile phones or Jewellery? If so, please get in touch & we can get a FREEPOST label sent to you so you can post your items to Recycling For Good Causes so Future Choices benefits from them with ££££
Please share our page with your contacts, many thanks!

Thursday 29th September 2022

Tonight at the Celebrate Aberdeen Awards, Lewis McGregor won the award for "young Supporter of The Year. Congratulations to the other 2 finalists, as it was a very tough category with so many inspiring stories.
Well done & congratulations Lewis, you not only did yourself proud but the community you support are also proud of you too. ??????

Thursday 29th September 2022

We're returning to Panto this year!!!!!
Oh yes we are ??!!!!
After the pause due to Covid, we are so blessed & excited to be taking some of our team to see this year's panto.
Isn't just a wonderful social event for everyone, to get together & have a laugh with friends - priceless!

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


Follow this link https://www.movementforgood.com/index.php?cn=SC040085&ct=disability


Closing date for nominations is Sunday 13th June 2021

Thursday 20th May 2021

Please check out this page: https://www.facebook.com/KingJCompetitions/

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.

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