Freedom from addiction celebrated

Men and women who have found their way to freedom from addiction will be recognized at a graduation ceremony in Fraserburgh next month.

Addiction recovery charity Teen Challenge North East Scotland will hold its annual event at 6pm on Sunday, April 2, at AOG Central.

The graduation recognises and celebrates with men and women who have completed the year-long Teen Challenge recovery programme.

Each entered Teen Challenge with their lives in ruins, but will graduate emotionally, physically and spiritually renewed, with bright futures ahead of them.

The free event – open to all – will feature music as well as certificate presentations.

Area manager of Teen Challenge North East Scotland, Gordon Cruden said: “Our graduations are always a highlight of the Teen Challenge North East Scotland year. Each participant has worked hard to deal with the underlying issues of their addictions, through counselling, Bible-based classes and a work programme.”

The organisation is busy with a fund-raising campaign to raise £535,000 to buy their residential support centre Benaiah, currently rented. The initiative, Buy Benaiah, has seen £420,000 – 80% of the target – raised, through a range of fund-raising challenges.

For more information on Teen Challenge North East Scotland please visit www.tcns.org.uk or call 01651 891623.