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chevron gets into christmas spirit with instant neighbour

Chevron Upstream Europe (CUE) recently presented a cheque for more than £28,000 to charity Instant Neighbour while simultaneously launching the annual Giving Tree Appeal, which aims to ensure that no local child goes without a gift this Christmas.

A number of guests from across the city and shire attended the event in support of this year’s appeal, which was officially launched by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor Barney Crockett.

Chevron has a well-established relationship with Instant Neighbour and has sponsored and supported the Giving Tree Appeal for over 25 years. Through this support, thousands of gifts tags are displayed on Christmas trees across the city that shows the age of a child that the public can purchase gifts for.

Dave Dillard, CUE's General Manager Operated Assets, also added: "Chevron is very proud to be linked with an organisation that takes such a hands-on approach to tackling proverty in the local community through programmes like the Giving Tree, Safe and Sound and the Food Bank. On behalf of CUE it is my great pleasure to present Instant Neighbour with a cheque for £28,500, to continue their excellent and very important work in Aberdeen City and Shire."

Dave Dillard, Chevron Upstream Europe, and Sophy Green, Instant Neighbour

Dave Dillard, Chevron Upstream Europe's (CUE) General Manager Operated Assets, presents Sophy Green, CEO at Instant Neighbour, with a cheque for £28,500 in honour of the valuable work the charity does in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Lord Provost Barney Crockett commented: “I am delighted to launch this year’s Giving Tree Appeal and to have the opportunity to publicly thank Instant Neighbour for the fantastic day-to-day work that they do. I would also like to thank Chevron for their long-term support of this Appeal.”

Instant Neighbour launched the Giving Tree Appeal in 1990. In 2016, the appeal generated approximately 8,000 gifts worth £200,000. This year, the charity expects to distribute more than 6,000 new gifts donated by the public to young people throughout North East Scotland.

Bill Munro, Chairman of Instant Neighbour added: "The Giving Tree Appeal has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1991. Through this project we have established strong links across the whole community, including schools, churches, social work departments and individuals. This has enabled the continued success of this project and we are very grateful to everyone for their support.”

Further information on how to get involved in the Giving Tree Appeal can be found here.