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2326. Danielle Flecher-Horn

Danielle Flecher-Horn, from Aberdeen, has provided hundreds of thousands of essential items including nappies, formula milk, clothing and beds to over 18,000 children across north-east Scotland through her charity ‘AberNecessities’ since 2019.

Danielle, a mother and former teacher, was inspired to start ‘AberNecessities’ after witnessing the detrimental impact of going without basic essentials on school children’s learning and development. Danielle started to collect pre-loved items, which she stored in her garage before delivering them to local families. She also curated and supplied ‘Mum-to-be Bags’ to hospitals for new mothers and babies. 

‘AberNecessities’ has since grown significantly, becoming a registered charity in 2019. Danielle has built strong partnerships with professionals across the health, social care and education systems to identify vulnerable families in need of support. Through regular campaigns, appeals, and fundraising events, the charity has raised over £1.5 million to date. 

Danielle said:

“It’s truly humbling to receive the Points of Light award and, as the founder of AberNecessities, I am deeply moved by this recognition of my team’s efforts to meet the essential needs of local children and families.

“It fills us all with great pride and an even greater determination to continue supporting our local community. It also serves as a reminder that every effort contributes to positive change.

“I am incredibly grateful for this award and we will continue our efforts to ensure that no child goes without the essentials they need to thrive.”

Find out more about ‘AberNecessities’ 

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