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A New Beginning​

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Aberdeen Independent Multiple Sclerosis SCIO (AIMS), registered charity no. SC051225, is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers who offer help and support to those affected by MS and other related neurological conditions in Aberdeen and surrounding areas. We have no affiliation to the MS Society.

Activities

 for physical and mental wellbeing  

At AIMS we run a series of different activities to suit everyone, all are led by qualified and experienced instructors and can be tailored to the needs of each individual. If you would like further information on any of the classes listed or you have any other questions, please contact us via the Get in Touch button on the previous page,

Chair Based Exercise

Strength and Mobility

Exercises are modified to suit individual needs, each exercise has varying degrees of challenge, and can be performed seated or standing. Due to current Covid restrictions, all classes are done from the comfort of your own home. Classes run every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning via Zoom

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Seated Yoga

Flexibility

Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so they can be done while seated.
These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand, or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Classes are held via Zoom every Wednesday morning.

Senior Yoga Class

Mindfulness

Emotional wellbeing

If you feel that you spend a lot of time caught up in your thoughts, worrying about the future, or dwelling on the past, or would like to learn how to respond to difficulties in a different way from how you may have approached things in the past, Mindfulness can help. Join our mindfulness coach every Friday morning on Zoom.

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Art Class

Express yourself

Always wanted to try painting? Loved art at school but never had time to pursue it? Want to improve your skills or just try something completely new? Suitable for everyone. Classes held every Wednesday afternoon via Zoom.

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Activities 

 promoting creativity and social interraction

Craft Class

Creativity

Be creative. Try something a bit different. Our craft class has skills in sewing, knitting, crochet, brooch making, card making, you name it, they can do it. Join them every Monday afternoon on Zoom.

Sewing Equipments

Social Group

Tea/Coffee and a chat

Social gatherings may have been curtailed recently, but that doesn't stop us keeping in touch through regular virtual tea and coffee chats on Zoom ( not forgetting the odd cake and biscuit ) until we can

all get together again properly.

Coffee Break
 
         Events

Now that we are able to meet up physically again, we have been holding a series of class get togethers at various locations around Aberdeen city and Shire. A great opportunity to meet up and catch up with friends old and new. In addition, our talented Arts and Crafts groups have both held highly successful fundraising events at Bonnymuir Green. Further events are planned for Banchory and Braemar......watch this space!

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     Bonnymuir Green Craft Fair

Lunch at Inchgarth

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Walking the West Highand Way

Massive congratulations to Nicola Crozier and Gemma Milne who recently completed their Walk of the West Highland Way in support of AIMS, raising well over £2000 in the process!  

Normally this is a seven day hike, but Nicola and Gemma did it in an incredible four days, showing great determination and grit to fight through the pain barrier and to keep on walking despite nasty blisters, badly swollen feet, the dreaded midgies and some inclement weather at times. In effect they walked a total of 98.4 miles in just 4 days, pretty much the equivalent of one full marathon every day. An amazing effort ladies! We are so proud of you. Thank you so much again for your support!

 

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Banchory Beast Race

A huge well done and massive thank you to Darren Bruce, Police Scotland and his wife Sarah,
who works for the NHS. Along with a team of 7 other intrepid daredevils, they successfully tamed the Banchory Beast Race on 25 September. They kindly chose AIMS as their charity of choice and raised almost £800. 


Great work guys! Your support is very much valued.
 

 

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Loch Morlich Swim

Maureen Thomson's daughter Nicola Park has just completed a sponsored swim of Loch Morlich with her friends and is donating the proceeds to AIMS in memory of her mother and all the work Maureen used to do to raise funds for MS through her arts and crafts. They raised almost £1500! Thank you so much Nicola, we really appreciate your lovely gesture. Your mum would be so proud!



 

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FUNDRAISING

Cutting Cake

Oscar Wilde

“One is not always happy when one is good; but one is
 always good when one is happy”

Aberdeen Independent MS

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