SUPPORT and hope will be offered to recovering drug addicts at this year’s City of Busselton Mayoral Prayer Breakfast.
Addiction medicine specialist and founder of the Fresh Start Recovery Programme Dr George O’Neil will be keynote speaker at the annual breakfast on September 4.
City of Busselton mayor Ian Stubbs invited Dr O’Neil after he applied to build a drug education facility on Caves Road several years ago.
“Dr O’Neil is a wonderful man achieving great things and with drugs such a serious issue we want to help support those trying to overcome addictions,” he said.
“All the stories we hear of how drugs are affecting people is frightening.”
In its third year, the prayer breakfast is an opportunity for the public to gather and reflect on their life and everything which is good about it.
Each year the breakfast committee fundraises for a different community group and invites somebody from the organisation to speak.
South West representative for the Fresh Start Recovery Programme and Dunsborough Church of Christ pastor Craig Roger has been reaching out to addicts in the region since 2013 and said it was great to be involved with this year’s breakfast.
“It’s important for people to know there is support here and also hope for those who want to start their recovery journey,” he said.
A sponsor of the breakfast, Full Gospel Business Men Australia state director Dinko Miocevich said the breakfast was a community building event.
“I worked on the Governors Prayer Breakfast committee for 25 years and the Busselton breakfast follows a similar format,” Mr Miocevich said.
The prayer breakfast will be held on September 4 at Bayview Geographe Resort. To purchase a ticket contact firstname.lastname@example.org.