Tendeka supporting charity Christmas project

September 16, 2020

Tendeka is delighted to announce that we are one of the sponsors of this year’s ARCHIE’S Christmas Tree Auction.  This initiative is supported by a number of local businesses who have agreed to sponsor and decorate a Christmas tree before they are put on display at Aberdeen’s Marischal Square Atrium for all to see.  The trees will then be auctioned with all funds going to The Archie Foundation.

The ARCHIE Foundation is a charity supporting local sick children when they are in hospital or require long-term medical treatment.

Tendeka’s CFO Alan Pearson said:  “Tendeka is delighted to support ARCHIE and all it does in the community on this project, and as one of our company-supported charities. We have a number of staff in the office who are already getting excited about Christmas so this can’t come early enough for them. It’s a great idea and hopefully will bring that Christmas spirit early in what has been a difficult year for all.”

To get involved, you can email Lynne Brooks at The ARCHIE Foundation at  Please also read the ARCHIE Foundation’s press release below.

ARCHIE Foundation tree appeal

ARCHIE Foundation tree appeal. Pictured: Lynne Brooks, ARCHIE (left) & Charlotte Garvie, The Christmas Decorators












Below is The ARCHIE Foundation’s press release issued 15th Sept 2020 regarding the Christmas project:

The ARCHIE Foundation are excited and delighted to launch their Christmas Fundraising Tree Auction. Local businesses are asked to sponsor and decorate a Christmas Tree before they are put on display at Marischal Square Atrium for all of Aberdeen to see. These trees will then be auctioned to the highest bidders with all funds coming to The ARCHIE Foundation.  Limited tree sponsorships are still available, Lynne Brooks, Gifts & Donations Officer at ARCHIE said “This is a great opportunity to support The ARCHIE Foundation and all its work whilst bringing some Christmas cheer and sparkle to the centre of Aberdeen”.

 As for many, 2020 has been tough for The ARCHIE Foundation with many of its income streams impacted and requests for help increasing.  It supports Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), the Neonatal Unit Aberdeen and Grampian Child Bereavement Network with specialist staff and equipment in RACH & Neo, parents accommodation while children are in hospital, emergency grants to families and support to bereaved children as you can imagine it has seen an increase in requests for help.  This will be a chance to fill some of those funding gaps.

 Businesses or individuals who would be interested in sponsoring a tree or bidding on the trees are asked to contact Lynne Brooks at The ARCHIE Foundation

 Supporters already onboard include Tendeka and The Christmas Decorators, Charlotte Garvie, Director said  “I’m delighted to be taking part in this appeal for the Archie Foundation and can’t wait to see all the trees on display in Marischal Square for such a good cause. The magic of Christmas is particularly aimed at children, and for them to be away from home in hospital at this time must be so hard. This is my way of helping to spread that little bit of festive cheer to make things a little easier and hopefully bring a smile to young patients and their families at this difficult time. “