Gordon Cruden is about to tackle the mammoth American Motorbike
Challenge. The initiative will see him attempt to visit 50
States, covering a total of 15,000 miles, by motorbike in just 30 days.
is using the initiative to raise awareness of the importance of
residential support for those struggling with substance misuse
and to raise funds for the purchase of female addiction recovery centre, Benaiah, in the North East of Scotland.
The challenge, which will commence in Michigan on June 18, is part of a
five-year campaign to raise the £535,000 required to Buy Benaiah.
The facility – which allows mothers to continue living with their children
while they complete the faith-based recovery programme, Teen Challenge – is currently rented.
However, the purchase of the property would mean the centre could continue to provide females with residential support on a permanent basis and, ultimately, help many more women break free from the horrors of addiction to live clean, free lives.