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VSA launch heritage website

North-east social care charity VSA launches a brand new heritage website to bring to life the history of social care in Aberdeen.

The charity launched a heritage project earlier this year as part of funding received from the National Lottery Heritage fund, which aims to showcase social care throughout the North-east.

VSA who marked its 150th anniversary in 2020, is inviting people whose lives have been touched by VSA in some way to share their stories.

The new website makes it easy for you to share your stories; with a section dedicated to sharing memories, all you need to is submit a story and then the charity will be in contact and display it on their website. To visit the new site and submit your story, you can here: heritage.vsa.org.uk

Kenneth Simpson, Chief Executive of VSA, said: "We are delighted to be able to launch our heritage website, and would like to thank The National Lottery Heritage Fund again for this fantastic opportunity. We would love to gather as many stories as possible to help us bring this project to life, so please do get in touch if you have a story to share.

"We are also delighted to launch as part of our new website heritage postcards so you can send a digital VSA postcard to a loved one to let them know you're thinking of them. After such a challenging year, we wanted to create something that helped families stay connected."

Lynne Clark, Heritage Co-ordinator of VSA, added: "We have worked hard on developing this new and exciting part of the website, where the public can be active collaborators in sharing their own personal histories, send postcards to loved ones all over the world, and learn more about the heritage of social care in Aberdeen over the last 150 years".

The charity will share these stories and pictures through other platforms throughout the next couple of years, including public art, crafting, booklets of stories, school toolkits, and the charity also hopes to hold an exhibition showcasing their heritage journey.

The charity welcomes members of the public to get involved by sharing their stories of how VSA has supported them by contacting heritage@vsa.org.uk or calling 01224 212021.

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