An Inverurie charity has won a top accolade at this year’s Pride of Aberdeen Awards.
Fly Cup Catering, which provides training and employment opportunities to adults with learning difficulties in the catering and hospitality sector, walked away with this year’s Community Venture Award at the event held at the AECC on Saturday.
Business manager Denise Belshaw was supported at the event by trainees Marie Stuart and Rachel Marr, chairperson Fiona Allan and staff members Nicola, Moira, Mandy, Claire, Natasha and Joanne.
Denise said: “We had a lovely evening and were generally humbled and surprised to have been called to the stage to receive the award.
“I took Marie and Rachel on to the stage as I felt that the most important people within our building should be the first to hold the glass trophy.”
Ally Proctor, chief executive of Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust, presented the award and later congratulated the team on their achievement.
“I would like to say a huge thank-you to the mystery person who nominated us and to everyone for their support, for their votes, for continuing and for helping Fly Cup grow and prosper and become the centre of excellence we now have a trophy to prove we are,” added Denise.