Ellon firm helps homeless charity

Scott Baxter, left, with Phil Anderson.
Scott Baxter, left, with Phil Anderson.

An Ellon-based company is pledging its support to a local charity to help fund key projects for those affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

Phil Anderson Financial Services is backing Aberdeen Cyrenians by gifting £10 for every mortgage procuration fee the firm receives and arranges on behalf of clients.

The company, which also has offices in Aberdeen and Caithness, has arranged more than 100 mortgages in under five months, raising £1030 for the charity and will continue to support the Cyrenians for the rest of 2016.

Aberdeen Cyrenians, which supports individuals who are affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area, has been in existence for more than 45 years.

It provides a number of key services to the local community, including care homes providing accommodation, a domestic abuse and supported accommodation project, an advice and information service, the street alternatives project and other important services.

Phil Anderson, managing director of Phil Anderson Financial Services, said: “The charity offers fantastic services to those experiencing homelessness and is something I really wanted to give back to. They run a number of different projects and work extremely hard to help those most in need, which is very inspiring.

Scott Baxter, depute chief executive of Aberdeen Cyrenians, added: “We at Aberdeen Cyrenians are delighted to receive this thoughtful and generous donation from Phil Anderson Financial Services.  

“It comes at a time where an ever-increasing number of people are experiencing financial hardship and seeking our assistance, which Phil and his dedicated team have recognised and chosen to help.

“This donation will go to support our frontline services which have experienced a 100% increase in demand over the last 12 months.”