Monday, July 20, 2009

Celebrating 10th Anniversary of SADI

I was pleased to arrange with the Mayor Alderman Leslie Cree a reception in the Craig room, the Town Hall to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the organisation - SADI.
Support Awareness Drugs Initiative was formed during my year as Mayor and I was delighted to be invited to one of their first fund raising events. This was a coffee morning in the home of Agnes Smylie who formed the group in memory of her son John who died from a drugs overdose.
During the 10 years SADI has provided a valuable role in helping those with drug related problems. But, I am sad to say that Agnes died some years ago. However, her memory lives on and she was fondly remembered during the reception held in the Town Hall where many of her friends and colleagues were present.