Debbie Fotheringham
01224 212021

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VSA (est. 1870)    

VSA changes lives for thousands of the most vulnerable people in Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire, helping them to live the most independent and fun-filled lives possible.  

VSA is the biggest social care charity in the north-east of Scotland.   

VSA provides a wide range of care and support to children and families, carers, both children as young as five and adults, children with complex disabilities like autism or additional support needs.   

We care and support adults with disabilities and mental health challenges helping them to enjoy a confident and happily life.  

We also look after older people, some further challenged with Dementia supporting them with residential care, weekend support and care allowing them to lead fulfilling, dignified lives as independently as possible. 

VSA’s support means:

  • Children and families can build better futures
  • Carers, both children as young as five and adults, can juggle everyday life with caring responsibilities
  • Children with complex disabilities, like autism, or additional support needs, like Down’s Syndrome, can get just as much from life as their mainstream counterparts
  • Children with separated parents can live in harmony
  • Adults with disabilities and mental health problems can live confidently and happily
  • Older people can lead fulfilling, dignified lives as independently as possible


Run for VSA

Apply for a Charity Entry

You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. For further information on how the Charity Entry process works please see our Charity Runner FAQs.

Please click on the event you would like to participate in:

2015 Edinburgh Marathon Festival
   - 2015 Edinburgh Marathon >
   - 2015 Edinburgh Half Marathon >
   - 2015 EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay >
   - 2015 EMF 10k >
   - 2015 EMF 5k >
   - 2015 EMF 2k Junior Race >
   - 2015 EMF 1.5k Junior Race >

'I already have my own paid place'

To tell VSA that you want to raise funds for them please visit your 'my details' account and click on the 'Tell a charity you have your own paid place and want to run for them' option next to your approved place.

Please CLICK HERE to view the EMF Charity Runner FAQs.