Since 2011 Celebrate Aberdeen has featured a HUGE annual third sector parade, which has seen charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups from across the city walk proudly down Union Street.
Each year thousands of representatives from hundreds of organisations join together to show just how important they are, not only to Aberdeen City, but to the wider region and beyond.
The diversity across the sector is incredible, from children's charities to mental health groups, organisations representing our servicemen and women, to those who provide support for loved ones with cancer and many, many more.
All are fantastic. All do an amazing job. All deserve their efforts to be recognized.
But if that wasn't enough, last year we decided to introduce a new event to the Celebrate Aberdeen calendar...
The Celebrate Aberdeen Awards
Organised by our own wonderful team of volunteers, in partnership with Northsound 1, these awards shine the spotlight on some of the most wonderful third sector organisations and individuals our great city has to offer.
But not only are we celebrating the great work of the third sector, this event also provides us with the opportunity to give a MASSIVE thanks to the unbelievable business community we have in Aberdeen. It's thanks to them that all those shortlisted for a Celebrate Aberdeen Award get to attend the event for FREE!
Particular thanks to our platinum sponsor CNOOC.
Aberdeen – you really are AWESOME!!!