A Donside based oil and gas firm, will donate £10,000 toward an Aberdeen City initiative encouraging youngsters to participate in sport.
This will be the second year in a row that Fairfield Energy have taken part in the ‘Transition Extreme- Extreme Summer Project’ which last yea, according to Police Scotland, : “resulted in a significant decrease in youth annoyance calls and vandalism.”
Police Scotland and Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership are also supporting the initiative with a £5,000 commitment after it resulted in up to a 50% reduction in youth annoyance calls in certain areas last year and helped reduce vandalism by a third in Torry compared with the previous year.
The project, which runs from July 14 to September 13, provides youngsters aged five to 16 with free access to extreme sport activities from BMX-ing and skateboarding, to street dance within their own communities.
The events are open to anyone looking to improve their tricks and meet new friends.
Skateboards and sports coaching are provided by experienced staff from Transition Extreme.
The aim is to teach children new skills to build confidence and to encourage ownership of the skateparks.
Grahame Paterson, CEO of Transition Extreme said: “It can be difficult for young people to find affordable and fun activities in the evenings during the summer holidays, which can lead to boredom and antisocial behaviour.
“This initiative gives young people a chance to learn new extreme skills from our trained instructors.
“We are very grateful that Fairfield is again supporting the project along with Police Scotland and Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership and helping to make it possible for a second year.”
Nicola Gillespie, of Fairfield Energy, said: “Fairfield is proud be supporting Transition Extreme again, particularly following the positive impact of last year’s project.”
Councillor Martin Greig, chair of the Community Safety Partnership, said: “Fairfield’ Energy’s support is very much appreciated and demonstrates a welcome example of partnership for the good of all.”