Addiction project boosted by trust donation
A PROJECT offering supported accommodation and rehabilitation for people recovering from addiction has received £15,000.
The Hebrides Alpha Project received the money as a first instalment of an annual £ 30,000 donation from wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust (PST).
The charity, which has been running since 2006, incorporates an in-house recovery programme for up to six people at a time.
Shona Macleod, manager at the Hebrides Alpha Project, said they were ‘so grateful’ for the support from Point and Sandwick Trust, which will go towards salaries, administration and travel.
‘The money is so appreciated,’ she said. ‘It is an incredible contribution to this project and the wind farm trust really is contributing to people’s lives in this community.
‘The money has impacted very positively and it means we can continue to run the service and continue to take residents in who have serious alcohol and drug dependencies in addition to other psychological and practical problems.’
PST general manager Donald John MacSween said: ‘The Western Isles has one of the highest incidents of alcohol and drug use in the UK and Hebrides Alpha is providing a much-needed rehabilitation service, available locally for the first time.’
Hebrides Alpha Project appreciates even small monthly donations. If anyone would like to support the project, telephone 01851 820830.
Reverend Tommy MacNeil and Shona Macleod of the Hebrides Alpha Project with, from left to right, Point and Sandwick Trust chairman Angus McCormack, vice chairman Duncan Mackay, developer Calum Macdonald and general manager Donald John MacSween.