Sweet Christmas Donation to NHS Grampian 19 December 2023 Patients in all NHS Grampian hospitals will have Mackie’s on the menu for Christmas dinner this year, as we have donated 2,000 ice cream tubs to be served on Christmas Day. The donation comes about after Mackie’s Managing Director, Stuart Common, welcomed his first child at the maternity hospital in Aberdeen earlier this year. Stuart said “It was a reminder that ice cream has the ability to bring people a little moment of happiness, wherever they might be. We’d be delighted if a wee tub of Mackie’s on Christmas day can do anything to make Christmas Day a little better for those spending it in hospital. “We understand Christmas can be a very difficult time for patients and visitors. We hope we can go some way to bringing a little bit of festive cheer through the gift of some ice cream to be enjoyed on Christmas Day.” Stuart Donald, a catering manager at NHS Grampian said: “We want to make the Christmas Day meal as special as we can for people in hospital, and we are justly proud of the standard of food we produce. “Having these tubs of ice cream from Mackie’s will be the cherry on the cake and a great way to round off our menu. We are very grateful to Stuart and all the team at Mackie’s for their very generous donation.” We hope that all patients enjoy their tub of ice cream because even on Christmas, it’s never too cold for ice cream!