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Aberdeen-based charity VSA is delighted to publish their 2022 Annual Report impact figures, formally announced at their recent Annual General Meeting held at the Town House.

In the last year, across all of their education, children, families, adult, and community services, VSA has helped to support and change the lives of over 11,500 people and provided over 2,750,000 hours of care.

Despite the challenges in relation to the pandemic, VSA is proud of the continued impact they have had in changing and shaping the futures of vulnerable children and adults.

VSA Interim Chief Executive John Booth said: “VSA has always been at the forefront of providing vital care and support to vulnerable children and adults across Aberdeen and beyond. We support people through some of the most challenging times they have ever experienced, helping them to take control of their lives for a brighter and better future.”

He added, “It is thanks to our incredible front-line staff that we have managed to achieve this level of support throughout our services. They are a huge credit to VSA and the city.”

VSA also announced that local businessman Kevin Shand has been appointed as Chair of The Board of Trustees.

Kevin joined the board of VSA in 2019 and along with all the trustees has helped support the organisation during one of the most difficult periods their 152 year history due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Kevin takes over the position from Maggie Wilson, whose three-year tenure as Chair concluded this year. In recognition of her amazing support and dedication to VSA since 2004, Maggie has been appointed as Honorary President.

Kevin said “I am honoured to be elected as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees and I am very much looking forward to working with my fellow trustees, VSA’s leadership team, and the wider staff team to help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the north-east of Scotland.”

“I want to thank Maggie Wilson, for her time as Chair of the Board of Trustees. She has supported the charity through one of the most unprecedented times, covid-19, and for that myself, VSA, and all fellow trustees are thankful”.

VSA’s 2022 Annual Report is available by emailing marketing@vsa.org.uk. Alternatively, it can be read online at www.vsa.org.uk

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