chevron brings much needed funding to instant neighbour

Chevron’s Policy, Government and Public Affairs manager, Alex Yelland, recently visited local charity Instant Neighbour, with a donation to help support the most vulnerable citizens of Aberdeen.

He presented a cheque for £28,500 which will be used to support the 2016 Giving Tree Appeal, the ‘Safe and Sound’ project and to replenish the food bank. Employees from across the Aberdeen business unit also donated items to the food bank following a recent appeal from the charity.


Chevron Upstream Europe’s Policy, Government and Public Affairs manager provides Sophy Green, chief executive of local charity Instant Neighbour, with a donation to support Aberdeen’s most vulnerable citizens.

“We are delighted to continue to receive support from Chevron. This incredibly generous gift will help us with the vital work we do to alleviate poverty here in the North East. The money will be used to support the 26th Giving Tree Appeal, providing a Christmas present for some 6000 children, and support our work to improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Sophy Green, Instant Neighbour chief executive.

Alex Yelland added: “Chevron supports its local communities by partnering with organisations that are focused on health, education and economic development. We have been working with Instant Neighbour for 26 years and we are pleased to be supporting an organisation that provides practical help, advice and support to people living in our local communities," said Alex Yelland.

Instant Neighbour is an Aberdeen-based charity which aims to provide practical help, support and advice to those living in poverty in Aberdeen. The charity runs a number of appeals which aim to alleviate poverty, it operates a furniture retail enterprise providing good quality furniture and white goods to individuals living on low incomes, and runs a food bank from its premises at St Machar Drive, Aberdeen.