chevron joins friend of anchor voyage project

Chevron Upstream Europe (CUE) is playing its part in a community cancer charity art project by sponsoring one of twenty anchor sculptures placed around the North-east of Scotland.

The 20for20 anchor voyage project is part of the Friends of Anchor charity celebrations to mark its 20th anniversary.

The initiative sees 20 strikingly-decorated fibreglass anchor sculptures, decorated by local artists, dotted around city parks and other popular landmarks until the end of October. The anchors will then be auctioned off at the end of November to raise funds for the University of Aberdeen’s £4.5M project to attract and recruit a world-class oncology research team to the North-east of Scotland.

The Chevron-sponsored anchor is called Folk Song and is located in the city’s Hazlehead Park. 

Folk Song’s artist, Laura Bremner commented; “Using art to create awareness can be amazingly effective and makes art more obtainable to the general public taking it out of a gallery and putting it out in the open.”

Kirsten Horne, Friends of Anchor Campaign Manager said; “We are thrilled to have the support and sponsorship from Chevron for the 20for20 Anchor Voyage. This campaign is a true celebration of our milestone year and it is fantastic to have Chevron on board to help us celebrate the work and efforts being made to improve haematology and cancer care across the North-east.”

Alex Yelland, Policy, Government and Public Affairs Manager for Chevron Upstream Europe, said: “We are proud to participate in this community project.  Attracting a world-class oncology research team to the North-east of Scotland will have a positive impact on the care, treatment and wellbeing provided to cancer patients in Aberdeen and the North East.”

Other anchor designs include AnchoRED in Glory, a tribute to Aberdeen Football Club’s past and present glories both on and off the field, the Silver Darlings, a design inspired by Aberdeen and its history in the fishing industry, and North Sea Sucker, inspired by diving and exploration around the North-east coast and beyond, but the artists have also taken inspiration from the local granite, flowers, celestial navigation, seagulls, super-heros and the ship building industry.