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VSS News

Portlethen Academy S2 team with Alison Stewart from VSS and donation to VSS of £3000

Young People win £3000 for VSS

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A team of S2 pupils from Portlethen Academy won £3,000 for Victim Support Scotland in Aberdeenshire last week as part of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The funds will be used for personal alarms, house safety alarms etc. within the Aberdeen and surrounding area.
Team attending Jingle Bells Initiative in Morrisons

Jingle Bells Initiative Launched

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Victim Support West Lothian were at Morrisons in Bathgate earlier this month giving out 'Jingle Bells' to deter handbag thieves in a festive initiative with Police Scotland, Trading Standards and Care and Repair West Lothian.
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Scottish Sentencing Council Meets

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The new Scottish Sentencing Council’s inaugural meeting was held in Parliament House on 14 December when members laid the ground for future work, including an agreement to fully consult on sentencing guidelines.
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Your Views on Sentencing

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VSS need your views on short term prison and community sentencing to inform our response to a Scottish Government consultation
Vcolunteer Lewis Bryan mid Bungee Jump

Volunteer Bungee Jumps for VSS!

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VS Dundee volunteer Lewis Bryan went to great heights to raise funds for Victim Support Scotland last month, completing a bungee jump at Highland Fling, Killiecrankie in Perthshire.
Participants and Judges at the School Speaking Competition

The On-Going Impact of Crime

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Pupils from Ayrshire demonstrated their understanding of 'The On-Going Impact of Crime' at our annual speaking competition on 18th November at the University of the West of Scotland.
Liz Smillie

VSS Fundraiser in Top 3 for TV Award

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Liz Smilie who is a friend of Victim Support South Ayrshire, has been nominated for the RBS Real Heroes award. Liz has been shortlisted to the final 3 for the fundraising category. Please watch and vote for Liz on Monday 9th November, on STV @ 8pm.
Elgin Music Evening Photo of Cake and Performers

Fundraising Music Evening

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Supporters in Elgin raised an amazing £1008 through a great evening's entertainment last month at a Music Evening starring Andy Leyton James. Andy is a popular local performer and received support from both the victim and witness service after being a victim of attempted murder in 2012. The event raised an amazing £1008
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Scottish Sentencing Council Established

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Established on 19th October, the Council is an independent body responsible for preparing guidelines to help ensure a consistent approach to sentencing will work to raise public awareness and understanding of sentencing practice.
Man sitting on park bench

Could You Join the VSS Board?

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We've recently celebrated our 30th birthday. Now we are looking for more people to join our board and take Victim Support Scotland into the future. Could you join us?
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